New York: John Day, 1937. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. 5 3/4 X 8 1/2 Inches. 459 PP. Good / Good. Item #4981
Extremely scarce first printing with no additional copyright dates on copyright page. DJ is first issue with no statement of later printing, "The new book by the author of My Country and My People" and price of $3.00 on the front flap. While many copies are listed and several claim to be the first edition, this is the only real deal we have located at time of listing.
"A wise and witty modern Chinese, well aware of both East and West, offers Americans a way of life distilled out of what he and the Chinese sages of thirty centuries have learned about the salt and flavoer and tang of daily living." (from cover)
Foxing and toning to endpapers. Evidence of a dampstain to DJ edges and first few pages. DJ a bit chipped and worn at edges and folds. Rear DJ panel and boards a bit soiled. A rare and appealing copy despite the flaws.