Peter Owen Limited, 1965, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First
(4) 5-310 pages (10), introduction and translation by Lin Tai-Yi, a note on popular Taoism, list of characters and notes. Green coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. A little bumping to the backstrip edges and rubbing to the book edges. Browning and foxing to the text block edges and light age toning of the internal text. Browning, offset tanning and foxing to the endpapers. Colour illustrated dustwrapper, against a white coloured background with pink and black titles to the front panel and backstrip. Chipping to the dustwrapper corners and there is some creasing to the top dustwrapper edge. There is a 1.25 " tear to the top left-hand corner of the front dustwrapper panel. Browning, foxing, stained and handling marks to the dustwrapper panels. Browning and staining to the verso of the dustwrapper. " Written in the early 19th century this Chinese classic is essentially a social commentary and satire, as well as a historical romance, a fairy tale and allegory." -- From the front fold over panel blurb. First English Translation. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; China ; Inventory No: 0111082.