THE BREEZE IN THE MOONLIGHT. "The Second Book of Genius".…

THE BREEZE IN THE MOONLIGHT. "The Second Book of Genius". Translated from the Chinese by George Soulie de Morant and Done Into English by H. Bedford-Jones.

Edition: First edition of this translation

New York: Putnam, 1926. Octavo. Blue linen grain pictorial cloth stamped in silver (also noted in blue ribbed cloth stamped in black and in orange cloth). Blue topstain. Green on cream pictorial endpapers. xviii, 371, (3) pp. Illustrations in text. In addition to the translation, Bedford-Jones adds a 3 page postscript to the Soulie de Morant preface. Ink name and two rubber stamps to front endpapers; rubber stamp to verso of front free endpaper; hairline crack to front inner hinge neatly reglued; VG otherwise. A scarce edition. Watters p. 245. One of the most famous novels of China, written toward the end of the 14th century by an author who used the pen name Ming-tsiao Chong-jen.

Book ID: 5483
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