Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1952. First Edition (presumed). Hardcover. Used - Good. Former Yale University Library book. Ex-library stamps and marks. Yale bookplate on front endpaper. Main text is clean and unmarked. Turquoise cloth boards with gilt Chinese characters on front board and gilt lettering to spine, worn along the edges. Some wear and sticker damage to spine. Binding tight and square. B/W plates. 16 x 23.5 cm. Endnotes. Appendix. Glossary. 277 pp. / No dust jacket. Item #9295
Originally published in 1907, The Travels of Lao Ts'an is a novel about a traveling doctor and his journeys throughout China in which he meets new people, rights wrongs, and ponders about the future of China.
The novel is considered a social satire and has been described as a survey of sort of life of everyday folks in Qing China. It was an immediate success upon publication.
Translated by Harold Shadick.