First edition, first printing. Publisher's original blue patterned cloth with titles in gilt to the upper board and spine. With "100 illustrations from the Chinese". A very good copy, the binding square and firm with dulling to the titles, a crease and pinpick to the spine, and minor rubbing to the extremities. The contents with a little spotting to the text-block edge and a small contemporary bookseller's label to the front pastedown ('Arthur Probsthain, Oriental Bookseller, 41 Gt. Russell Street, London') are otherwise clean throughout and free from any previous owners' inscriptions or stamps.
Provenance: From the library of Martin Stone.
Stock code: 17329