# 30569

ROUSTAVELI, Chota (Shota) (c.1160 - c1220)

Le Chevalier à la peau de tigre

$10.00 AUD

/ Traduit du géorgien avec une introduction et des notes par Serge Tsouladze. Illustrations de S. Kobouladze. Tbilissi : Literatura da Khelovneba, 1966. Square octavo (230 x 195 mm), publisher’s cloth over boards (fine) in dust jacket (short tears at spine ends and edges, corner wear), pp 263, illustrated with numerous full-page b/w plates; internally very clean and sound, a good copy.

‘The Knight in the Panther’s Skin (Georgian: ვეფხისტყაოსანი, romanized: vepkhist’q’aosani pronounced [vɛpʰxist’q’ɑosɑni] literally “one with a skin of a tiger”) is a Georgian medieval epic poem, written in the 12th century by Georgia’s national poet Shota Rustaveli. A definitive work of the Georgian Golden Age, the poem consists of over 1600 Rustavelian Quatrains and is considered to be a “masterpiece of the Georgian literature”. Until the early 20th century, a copy of this poem was part of the dowry of every bride….’ (Wiki)

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