Chinese Folk-Lore Tales
1910, first edition, a presentation copy from the publisher
First UK edition, first printing. Hardback, bound in the original blue cloth with gilt titling to spine. 19.5 × 13cm, 197pp.
This book contains eleven folk-tales from Chinese: 1. The Widow Ho, 2. Kwang-Jui and the God of the River, 3. The Beautiful Daughter of Liu-Kung, 4. The Fairy Bonze, 5. The Mysterious Buddhist Robe, 6. The Vengeance of the Goddess, 7. "The Wonderful Man", 8. The God of the City, 9. The Tragedy of the Yin Family, 10. Sam0Ghung and the Water Demon, 11. The Reward of a Benevolent Life.
A fair copy. Whilst the book is in good readable condition, the spine and joints are dulled and frayed. The inner binding is holding but is a little weakened and strained in places (though no pages are loose). Previous owner's signature to ffep, and publisher's "Presentation Copy" blindstamp to the title page.