[PU, Songling.] GILES, Herbert Allen (trans.)
Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio.
Third revised edition of Herbert Allen’s translation. Pu Songling’s collection of fantastic stories was originally published in China in 1740, Giles’s translation, the first in the English language, in 1880.
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Octavo. Original yellow cloth with titles and decoration to spine and front board in black. With the dust jacket. Contemporary bookseller’s ticket to rear pastedown. Partial tanning to free endpapers, light spotting to fore edge of text block. An excellent copy in a slightly rubbed and marked jacket with fading to spine panel and a few tiny chips.