1966 · New York
Facsimile reprint of the classic 1885 edition published in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Munich, and Leipsig. Hirth (1845–1927) was a German-American sinologist who from 1870 to 1897 worked in the Chinese maritime customs service and, beginning in 1902, was appointed the professor of Chinese at Columbia University.
After an introduction, the work is composed of Chinese texts and their translation into English (pp. 1–134) followed by "Identifications" (pp. 137–313), postulating possible identifications of obscure or lost places and things mentioned in the texts. The work ends with the expected index. Publisher's wine-colored cloth. Very good condition. (Inventory #: 38026)