Kalila and Dimna


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Large trade paperback bound in boldly colored pictorial wrappers. Text entirely in Arabic. 397 pages. Illustrated with line drawings throughout the text. Edited by Asham Abu Al-Nasr. A mid twentieth century reprint edition, no date of publication given, though there is a note that this is a special edition derived from a manuscript copy. “Kalila and Dimna comprises a collection of moral fables and fables about birds and animals, Kalila and Dimna being the names of two foxes.” The present story is actually the third iteration, the story having originated in India and later translated and added to, in Persian, until Al Manfaluti translated it into Arabic in the sixth century, further altering it. From then it was translated into Hebrew in the thirteenth century. The tale has be translated into Ethiopian, Malay, Mongolian, Greek, and many European languages. No previous ownership marks. No spine crease. Minor toning to text pages, mainly at extremities. A tight, sound, unmarked vintage copy. Very good. Text in Arabic. Please see our scans of title page or request additional scans if needed.

Additional information

Weight 1.75 lbs
Book Author

Mustafa Lutfi Al-Manfaluti


Dar Al-Kitab Al-Arabi (Arab Book House)

Publish Year

Publish Place

Beirut, Lebanon


8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾" tall

Book Condition

Binding Type

Soft cover