Baller, F. W: LESSONS IN ELEMENTARY WEN-LI. Prepared for the China Inland Mission. Shanghai, 1912. ix, 128 pp. 25x15 cm. Half leather. Wear to spine and covers.
"These lessons have been drawn up with a view to help students of Chinese who know some Mandarin, and who are desirous of commencing the study of Wenli". In addition to pursuing the worthy cause of instruction in literary Chinese, this book is totally fascinating in terms of the stories chosen for the lessons. Here one can read of the loss of the Titanic, the Passing of the Queue, looting by foreign troops in Peking and much more. Chinese texts for each lesson with English explanations and notes assisting translation. Interesting from many points of view. Rare. Price much reduced.
Available, as of: 01/09/2019
Was item 264 in printed List 196.
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