Le Pancha Tantra ou Les cinq livres de fables indiennes
Here is a full Panchatantra nicely executed. Notes and commentary begin on 228, followed on 245 by a T of C and a helpful table of nine fables taken from the Panchatantra by La Fontaine, and advertisements for other books by Deleury and by the Imprimerie Nationale. The two miniature illustrations, colored on the cover of the mouse transformed into a girl and black-and-white facing the title-page of the husband, wife, and thief, are taken from Songe d'un habitant du Mogol by the same publisher in 1989. This paperbound copy has a band around its covers, like a partial dust-jacket, proclaiming Un La Fontaine indien. The nine fables from La Fontaine include: The Fish and the Cormorant (98); The Animals Sick of the Plague (119); TT (126); The Unfaithful Deposit-Keeper (139); The Crow, the Gazelle, the Tortoise, and the Rat 152); The Cat, the Weasel, and the Little Rabbit (166); The Mouse Transformed into a Girl (176); The Husband, Wife, and Thief (186); and MM (212).
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