Tales and parables of old China, translated by Lin Yutang

San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1943. Unpaginated, about a dozen pages of actual text with rubricated marginal notes on every leaf; Wallace Kibbee presswork on mouldmade paper; 9.5x6.5 inch staplebound wraps, limited to 550 copies. The front cover has a quarter-inch closed tear, otherwise faintest dustsoil and edgewear, an excellent copy of this catchpenny with, laid in, a printed note about the booklet on BCC letterhead from Oscar Lewis, then secretary. Excerpts from Yutang's compendium of the previous year, the notable collection "Wisdom of China and India." Features illustrations and Chinese calligraphy by Goodman Loy. Guardians of the Pacific: number 2, China.

Cat.No: 162893

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