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Legge, James, (1815-1897) [?? Gu Lu][?? Wang Tao?, (1828-1897)] Confucius ; Mencius
zhu shi jiao zheng hua ying si shu; gu lu shu][Annotated Corrected Chinese-English Four Books; Gu Lu, Arranger] {The Four Books, Chinese Classics in English}[Great Learning; Moderation; Analects (of Confucius); Mencius]
[Hong Kong : London Mission Society Press, c1861] ; Shanghai : Shanghai Shangye Yingshuguan, n.d. [Hong Kong : London Mission Society Press, c1861] ; Shanghai : Shanghai Shangye Yingshuguan, n.d., 1861. Very Good. [1], 298, 378 pp. ; bound in Chinese fashion, with folded sheets right to left, in a western-style, mid-nineteenth century cloth board cover binding with decorations ; James Legge, the famous Scottish sinologist and missionary of the London Missionary Society was born in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland on Dec 20th, 1815. He graduated from Highbury Theological College in 1837, joined the London Missionary Society in 1838 and went to Malacca in 1839 as a missionary. In 1843 Legge arrived in Hong Kong and remained there until 1873 except for three short trips back to Scotland. In 1876, Legge became the first professor of Chinese at the University of Oxford, and died in 1897 ; This is the first volume of Legge's monumental translation of nine sacred books of Chinese literature, in a very probable 1st edition, 1st Chinese printing, with mixed asian and western binding materials, and containing the texts of the 大學 [da xue], or Great Learning, 中庸 [zhung yong], Moderation or Doctrine of the Mean, 論語 [lung yü], The Analects (of Confucius), and 孟子 [meng zi], Mencius ; with Chinese text printed at top, translation in the middle, and commentary at bottom ; while this is clearly Legge's text, the author's name is given in Chinese fashion as ¹Ë ¹ [Gu Lu], or loosely translated, "Watchman Deer", which more probably (and properly) should be rendered "Lu Gu" for "Leg-ge" ; T … [Click Below for Full Description]
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