1933 · Shanghai
Shanghai: Printed for Members of the Limited Editions Club by the Shanghai Press, 1933. Quarto. Open-sewn decorated cloth over limp wrappers. Frontispieces. Light foxing, publisher's descriptive announcement tipped to rear pastedown with two small tabs of cellotape, otherwise a very good copy, in a well-preserved, virtually fine wooden box. Copy #194 of 1500 numbered copies. Translated from the Chinese, with Introduction and Notes, by Lionel Giles. On January 28, 1932, the main offices and library of the printers were bombed in the opening of the Japanese siege against Shanghai. The box is particularly subject to abuse and splitting.
(Inventory #: WRCLIT75432)