Paris: Ernest Leroux, 1876-77. First edition thus. 4 volumes, original printed wrappers, 12 mo (4.5 x 6.75 inches), (xxxvi), 105; 131; 90; 98 pp. Moderate staining and wear to covers, a few minor stains internally, but about very good for this fragile set. Item #23727
The "Mricchakatika" - in English "The Little Clay Cart" is attributed to the classical Indian dramatist Sudraka, of whom very little is known. In the play itself, he is identified as a king, who lived for over one hundred years. The principal characters of the play are Carudatta, a penniless Brahmin; Vasantasena, a wealthy courtesan; and the brahmin thief Carvilaka.