Very Good oversized hardcover in blue boards. Normal shelfwear to exterior including slight tearing to cloth at fore-edge corners; creasing and sunning to head and foot of spine. Bumping/staining to head of rear board which also affects rear pastedown. Faint small stain to upper page-end corner. Previous owner's embossed stamp to title page. Otherwise, pages and text are clean and bright. Overall, a great reading copy. 627 pp.
Very good. Book is in fine condition with tight binding and no marks except former owners name on front endpaper. Dustjacket is in good+ condition with some rubs and very small closed tear at top of spine.
Very Good in Fair jacket. Moderate wear to book, pages browning, binding solid. Jacket tattered, creased, and chipped. Preserved now in a new Mylar archival cover. Contents include an Introduction by Professor Hyman Kublin; a Preface by the author dated 1932, Peking; Pronunciation of Chinese Words, Dictionary of Chinese Mythology; Index to Myths; Table of Chinese Dynasties; and Bibliography. 627 pages with silk ribbon bookmark sewn into the binding.
New York: Julian Press. 1961. First edition thus. Stout octavo. Crimson and gilt decorated black cloth. Edges have a trace of soiling and are faintly tanned else near fine in similar dustjacket with a trace of wear to the extremities else near fine. A gorgeous copy of this essential and uncommon (from the front flap) "compendium of Chinese mythology, inimitalby described by the author himself as a "Who's Who of the Chinese Otherword". Introduction by Prof. Hyman Kublin. Originally published in Shanhai by Kelly and Walsh in 1932. A great book in beautiful condition. Uncommon in any edition.
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