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by Lin Yutang (Editor, Translator & Annotator)

Condition: Very Good/No Jacket

New York, NY: Random House/The Modern Library, 1938. Text/NEW & Bright. Red linen gilt embossed boards/VG/sound w/discoloration to upper front & trace soiling to back. DJ/None. Dyed upper text block w/trace soiling (water drops?) Scholarly presentation of Chinese of pre-Han classic Confucian socio-political thought from Lin Yutang (1895 - 1976), known for My Country & My People published in 1935, and the Gay Genius, 1947, biography of poet Su Tungpo. 290 pgs in 11 chapters: I, Introduction; II, The Life of Confucius (Szema Ch'ien); III, Central Harmony; III, Ethics & Politics; IV, Ethics & Politics; V, Aphorisms of Confucius; VI, First Discourse: Education through the Six Classics; VII, Second Discourse: An Interview with Duke Ai; VIII, Third Discourse: The Vision of a Social Order; IX, On Education; X, On Music; and XI, Mencius. Fine copy, less dustjackets & despite flaws.. First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Vintage/Confucian Thought.
  • Bookseller: 100 POCKETS US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 019248
  • Author: Lin Yutang (Editor, Translator & Annotator)
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: No Jacket
  • Edition: First Edition, First Thus
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Random House/The Modern Library
  • Place: New York, NY
  • Date published: 1938
  • Keywords: Ancient History/Philosophy/China/Confucius/Confucian Thought/Government
  • Bookseller catalogs: Philosophy;


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