VG+, just a slightly dusty appearance; Lovely book on the poetess of the Tang Dynasty. Copy 40 of 600 copies, of which 540 were offered for sale; Ltd to 600 Copies; Tan decor. cloth; 4to; No DJ. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Selling Wilted Peonies Biography and Songs ...
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: 1936
Book Description Columbia University Press, New York, 1936. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Unnumbered copy of 600 printed.. Small Quarto. Hardcover. Unnumbered copy of 600 printed. 1936. x+119pp. Bound in original decorated cream cloth. Light foxing to cover and edges. Binding excellent, pages lightly toned but firm and clean. Seller Inventory # GRP87751907
Book Description New York: Columbia University Press, 1936. dj, 1936. Hardcover first edition - Limited, numbered edition. A biography of Yu Hsuan-Chia, a girl of the people, considered the foremost poetess of The T'ang Dynasty (A.D. 618-907) in China. The story of her short and mostly very sad life is interspersed with her poems, giving them poignancy and bringing Yu Hsuan-Chia to life in a way nothing else could - her journey from an admired and talented, but simple, beauty to a discarded concubine, an alcoholic, a Taoist nun, a wanderer across China with another poet, and finally to her torture and execution for the alleged murder of her servant girl is pieced together from remnants of history. A lovely book, from the peony colored endpapers to the reproductions of antique drawings and the decorations throughout by Paul Laune. #95 out of 600 copies (of which 540 were to be sold.) Foreword, notes. xi, 199 pp plus colophon. Very good overall - contents near fine, some soiling to the illustrated beige cloth covers, no dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 40291