Guelett, M., Stackhouse, Rev. T. trans: CHINESE TALES OR THE WONDERFUL ADVENTURES OF THE MANDARIN FUM-HOAM. Related by Himself to Divert the Sultana upon the Celebration of Her Nuptials.. London, n.d. viii, 222 pp. 2 b/w engraved frontispiece and 2 b/w engraved plates hors texte. 14x9 cm. Half leather. Marbled boards.
A translation from the French edition first published in 1723. Despite the title, the tales within mostly derive from the Moghul and Western Asian literary traditions. Pocket edition published by Cooke's as part of their Select Novels series. Two volumes in one. The plates with foxing. The text generally clean. Some loss to bottom of spine. Wear to top of spine. Some rubbing to edges of covers.
Item 298 in List 203.
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