THE TOOTI NAMEH, or Tales of a Parrot: in the Persian language, with an English translation.
London: J. Debrett, 1801. (viii), (324) + 2pp ad's. Persian and English parallel text throughout except in prelim's. Original marbled boards expertly re-backed and re-cornered in calf gilt. Octavo. First English edition. Original endpapers repaired at joints when re-backed; some rubbing and wear to edge of marbled paper; Two small blank corners torn away from upper, outer margins; the occasional finger-mark and some browning here & there. A very good copy.Originally printed in Calcutta. This is a translation by Francis Gladwin of a seventeenth century abridgement by Muhammed Khudavand of Nakhshabi's collection of folk tales.