A Collection of Chinese Proverbs, Revised and Enlarged by the Addition of Some Six Hundred Proverbs

Scarborough, W. [William]; revised by C. Wilfrid Allan

Published by Presbyterian Mission Press, 1926
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383, xiv pages. Proverbs in Chinese characters, with English translation. Scarborough's collection was first published in 1875. This collection rewrites Scarborough's rhyming translations (based on rhyming originals) into blank verse that better captures the meaning of the proverb, omits the vulgar proberbs (too bad!), adds proverbs in Scarborough's manuscripts not previously published, and supplies 600 new proverbs selected and translated by Allan. First edition (first printing). A very good copy in a very good dust jacket, an scarce thus. French Bookstore, Peiping, label pasted over imprint, in a French Bookstore binding of blue cloth, with their imprint on the spine of the book and the jacket. Your cataloguer supposes that the shop bought sheets from the press and had them especially bound. This copy has the bookplate of Premel el Adaros (a pseudonym), the founder of the Society of Transcendent Science. Adaros was an all-purpose American Eastern mystic in the first half of the 20th century, changing his name to match whatever Eastern philosophy he happened to be peddling at the time. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: A Collection of Chinese Proverbs, Revised ...
Publisher: Presbyterian Mission Press
Publication Date: 1926
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition.

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