The Golden Days: Volume I of "The Story of the Stone" (Also known as "The Dream of the Red Chamber"). Xueqin Cao, David Hawkes, trans.

The Golden Days: Volume I of "The Story of the Stone" (Also known as "The Dream of the Red Chamber")

Taipei: Caves Books, Ltd., 1978. Cloth Hardcover. Very Good / Good. Item #070993

Volume 1 ONLY of a 5-volume set. "Authorized Taiwan Edition" reprint of the 1976 Penguin Classics printing. Crisp, clean pages except for bands of toning along the hinges and some foxing at endpapers and outside edges; square, secure binding; pale green cloth cover is softened, slightly faded, and shelf-rubbed at the corners and spine ends and bears a bit of discoloration along the head edges, otherwise excellent. Dustjacket shows four pinpoint chips with short attendant scratches at the upper spine, a closed tear with attendant crease at the top rear, some surface dulling, and some wear with tiny curls and edge chips around the free corners and spine ends, otherwise well-kept and attractive, now protected in a clear sleeve. 540pp. + family trees at rear.

Price: $20.00

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