[ATTRACTIVE SOVIET EDITION OF RUSTAVELI'S THE KNIGHT IN THE PANTHER'S SKIN] Vityaz' v tigrovoi shkure: Poema v stikhakh. Perevod s Gruzinskogo: Shalva Nutshubidze.

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SHOTA RUSTAVELI, (12th century).

Khudojestvennaya Literatura, Moskva - Moscow, 1941.

Very attractive early Russian edition of this famous Georgian national poem 'The knight in the panther skin', richly illustrated in very well binding. This is a Georgian medieval epic poem, written in the 12th century by Georgia's national poet Shota Rustaveli, and 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".

Original decorative green cloth bdg. with Rustaveli's embossed portrait. Art-nouveau borders on board. Faded titles and decorations on spine. A very good copy. 4to. (27 x 20 cm). In Russian. [5], 315, [7] p., [18] b/w full-paged plates.

Shalva Nutshubidze, (1888-1969), was a Georgian philosopher, translator, and public benefactor, one of the founders of the Tbilisi State University (TSU), founder of Alethology. The main fields of scientific activity of Shalva Nutsubidze were: alethology, history of Georgian philosophy, history of the old Georgian literature, Rustvelology, problems of the oriental renaissance. He was also a well-known translator: he translated The Knight in the Panther's Skin of Shota Rustaveli, Visramiani, and other outstanding literary works in Russian. Nutsubidze is co-author of a well-known theory about the identity of Pseudo-Denys Areopagite and Georgian philosopher of the 5th century Peter the Iberian (Theory of Nutsubidze-Honigmann).