Good. No Jacket. Ex-Library. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Minor edge and corner wear; no dj; lightly scuffed and scratched; corners are gently bumped and rubbed; some light shelf wear; ex-library with the usual library markings; overall a nice used copy! Green cloth with purple lettering on the spine. 406 historical and informative pages! "This book attempts to explain the nature and workings of an important part of the governmental system of Imperial China, one that had its beginnings in the third century before Christ and survived until our own century. I hope to contribute substantially to the general effort of Chinese studies specialists to understand the traditional governmental system as a whole and to grasp its relevance to both traditional and modern Chinese history..........."----------from the Introduction.
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