Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional de España, Inc. 1994

Exemplario contra los Engaños y Peligros del Mundo Facsimile Edition

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Incunabula from Zaragoza represented by the only known copy, unfortunately incomplete, which offers a Castilian translation of Calila e Dimna.

Owing to the Arabic translation, the fables of Bidpai are known by this given name which were written in Sanskrit and translated into, among others, Persian, both of which have been lost. Towards the year 750 the Arabic version from the Persian text, manages to universalize this text of universal literature, thanks to later translations into other languages.

But at the same time as the Persian translation, it had also been translated into Hebrew (attributed to the Rabbi Joel).

It is this version that Juan de Capua, an Italian translator from the XIII century, who had renounced Judaism, translates into Latin with the title Directorium humanae vitae, the Latin original which is used for this second translation into Spanish, given that previously there had been a direct translation into Latin in the XIII century by order of Alphonse X while still Prince.

Along with the interest of the text, Pablo Hurus offers us, as was usual in him, a generously illustrated edition.

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Exemplario contra los Engaños y Peligros del Mundo": Exemplario contra los Engaños y Peligros del Mundo facsimile edition, published by Vicent Garcia Editores, 1996

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Exemplario contra los Engaños y Peligros del Mundo

Valencia: Vicent Garcia Editores, 1996

  • Limited Edition: 3160 copies
  • Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document, Exemplario contra los Engaños y Peligros del Mundo: the facsimile attempts to replicate the look-and-feel and physical features of the original document; pages are trimmed according to the original format; the binding might not be consistent with the current document binding.

The facsimile, printed on specially made laid paper, is contained in a cloth-lined presentation case with gold engraved leather spine.

This edition does not include an accompanying commentary volume. A book in Spanish, "Bibliofilia antigua IV," includes a monograph on the original document by Daniel Martín Arguedas, and is sold separately.


Parchment on wooden board.

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