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James Wilkinson
1761 Hau Kiou Choaan Chinese History 1st Ed 4 Vols First Novel Ever Translated
London: Dodsley, 1761. Click on "Read more" under item description for a full description of this lot (on eBay mobile only). Many thanksLouis88Books. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Title Hau Kiou Choaan, or The Pleasing History. A Translation from the Chinese Language. To which are added, I. The Argument or Story of a Chinese Play, II. A Collection of Chinese Proverbs, and III. Fragments of Chinese Poetry. WITH NOTES. [Four Volumes - First Editions - Calf Binding - First Chinese Novel to be Translated into a Western Language] ____________ First Edition ~ Full Calf Binding __________ Author James Wilkinson [Vol I-III] Bishop Thomas Percy [Vol IV] Translators ______________________ Year of Publication 1761 __________________________ Publisher London: Printed for R. and J. Dodsley in Pall-mall _______________________ For full description see below - after all photographs _________________________________________ Description: London: Printed for R. and J. Dodsley in Pall-mall, 1761, 1761. First edition, first printing. Thought to be the first Chinese novel translated into a Western Language. Approximately 6 ¼ inches tall. Contemporary full calf leather binding, with a lovely patina and remarkably well preserved. Gilt titles to red labels and raised bands to the spine. Signs of worming to the rear paste down, and final free end paper of Vol II. Some loss to the top and base of the spines. Vol I - xxxi, [i], 240, [1]pp, frontispiece and half title present; Vol II - 292pp, [2pp - Errata], frontispiece present, no half title or front free end paper; Vol III - 272 … [Click Below for Full Description]
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