"Humayun Nameh" in German

[Bidpai]. Ali Chelebi ibn Salih / [Abramovicz-]Adelburg, Ed[uard] von (ed.). Auswahl türkischer Erzählungen aus dem "Humajun-namé oder Kaiserbuch" [Kalila wa-Dimna] [...]. Mit Urtext, Aussprache, deutscher Worterklärung und vollständiger Uebersetzung [...]. Erstes Heft (= All published).

Vienna, Mechitaristen, 1855.

8vo. XIV, (2), 80 pp. Original printed wrappers.


First edition. The fables of Bidpai after the Turkish version in a German translation. Intended as a "handbook for prospective German orientalists", it contains the original text of the first fable of the "Humayun Nameh" in Ottoman Turkish script, a German translation as well as exhaustive philological and etymological material. The present edition was compiled and edited on the occasion of the centenary of the Vienna Oriental Academy by the Austrian orientalist and diplomat Eduard Adelburg (1804-56), himself a graduate of the Academy.

The title-page identifies this volume as an introduction to a much larger editorial project; however no further parts were published.

Binding somewhat loosened; front wrappers slightly creased. Occasional light foxing. Uncut copy.


Kalemkiar 357. Chauvin II, p. 51, no. 75. OCLC 255154353.