The Fables of Pilpay.
London: Baldwin, Cradock et al., 1818. 6 1/2 inches tall. A delightful little Regency full calf with gilt raised bands, Greek lyre centre tools and gilt fillets and corner tools framing the boards. With charming little crude engraved vignettes throughout. The Sanskrit animal fables of Panchatantra date from at least as far back as B.C.200, translated into English in the Elizabethan period and by La Fontaine in the 18th Century as the Fables of Bidpai. This had become Pilpay by the time of this edition.