Aesop's fables translated into Kannada
Aesop's fables with short morals.
A free translation. [Isōpana nītikathegalu] Mangalore Basel Mission Book and Tract Depository 1902
pp.156, woodcut illustrations throughout. A very good copy in original cloth-backed boards.
The first publication of Aesop's fables in an Indian language was in Marathi, from the private press of Raja Serfoji II of Tanjore in 1809. But, as this attractively printed edition shows, these stories proved enduringly popular. The Basel Mission Press was founded in 1842.