[Bidpai]. Stewart, Charles / Kamal al-Din Husayn ibn 'Ali Va'iz. An Introduction to the Anvari Soohyly of Hussein Vaiz Kashify.

London, W. Bulmer & W. Nicol, for the author, 1821.

Large 4to. (4), III, (3), 29, (1) pp; (2), 32, 42, 6 pp. Modern wrappers.


Rare edition of the seventh chapter of the "Anvari Suhaili", a Persian fable, in Farsi, English and Arabic, with Arabic tables, analysis of the Arabic words, and the "Kalila Dimna", the Arabic version of the same chapter by 'Abd Allah ibn al-Mukaffa. Designed by Charles Stewart (1764-1837), professor of oriental languages at the East India College at Hailey, Hertfordshire, to help civil servants and military men in the service of the East India Company learn Persian.

A few page corners creased, occasional light soiling. With extensive pencil annotations from contemporary use; contemporary ink ownership of H. L. Dick to the title-page. As vol. 7 of Alexander's East India Magazine and Colonial and Commercial Journal reports under the Company's civil appointments, in January 1834 "Mr. H. L. Dick, writer [= administrator], has exceeded the period allowed for the Study of the Native Languages, and has been directed to return to England" (p. 103).


Chauvin II, p. 27, no. 47. OCLC 891514783.

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