LADY PRECIOUS STREAM: An Old Chinese Play Done into English According To Its Original Style.; With a Preface by Lascelles Abercrombie. S. I. Hsiung.
LADY PRECIOUS STREAM: An Old Chinese Play Done into English According To Its Original Style.; With a Preface by Lascelles Abercrombie.

LADY PRECIOUS STREAM: An Old Chinese Play Done into English According To Its Original Style.; With a Preface by Lascelles Abercrombie.

London: Methuen, (1934). First Edition. Original Cloth. pp: xix, 168, (1); three color plates tipped to heavy stock, 12 monotone plates. Bound in blue cloth, gilt cover and spine titles in Chinese and English, top edges gilt. 7.5" x 5.25" Very Good. Item #039101

John Drinkwater's copy, with his gilt bookplate on the pastedown, and a presentation inscription on the free endpaper: "With Compliments & Admiration to / Mr. John Drinkwater / the Great Poet, the Celebrated / Dramatist, the Illustrious Actor / and the Excellent Father. / from / His unworthy follower, but sincere friend, / S.I. Hsiung. Malvern / July 27th, 1934." Inside the back cover, Drinkwater has noted in pencil, "Read London, July 24, 1937. I had seen the play in N.Y." Also on the front pastedown is the engraved bookplate of Montgomery Evans II, designed by S.H. Sime. [Evans (1919-1952), born at Norristown, Pennsylvania, was an aristocratic lawyer and book collector, known for his eager associations with literary figures of the day.].

Price: $1,200.00

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