694 pages. In Chinese with French translations. A collection of 6,305 proverbs gathered by a French missionary in China. Uncommon. First edition (first printing). Covers a bit grubby, short split at base of spine, rear wrapper corner repaired with Japanese tissue; upper corner of final blank missing. Bookplate of proverb collector Victor de Guinzbourg. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Film de la vie chinoise: Proverbes et ...
Publisher: Imprimerie de la Societe des Missions-Etrangeres de Paris
Publication Date: 1937
Binding: Trade Paperback
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Imprim. de la Societe des Missions-Etrangeres de Paris, Hong Kong, 1937. Paperback. Book Condition: Very good condition. Proverbs printed in Chinese and translated into French, on a wide range of subjects, in order to create more than a sketch, indeed a living "film" of Chinese life in the 1930s. The subjects of the proverbs include the Chinese marriage ceremony, married life, widowhood, children, filial piety, education, practical wisdom, social relations, hospitality, money, governance, duty, health, illness, death, cult and superstition, symbolism, blessings and curses, and divination. The author was the director of the Roman Catholic seminary in Canton in 1918.From the library of Lt. Col. V.S.M. De Guinzbourg, who was Permanent Secretary of the Paroemiological (the study of proverbs) Society, of which he was the founder. He established the folklore and proverbs library at the United Nations. His bookplate on the front inside wrapper. 8vo, xviii, 694pp. Original cream printed wrappers printed in green, red and black, a couple of minor smudges and wrinkles, sml. corner missing from back free end paper, closed corner tear on back wrapper repaired, excellent condition overall. OCLC: 6958278. Bookseller Inventory # 22515