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Poems by Wang Wei
Wang Wei

Poems by Wang Wei

Rutland, VT: Tuttle, 1958. First edition First printing (stated). Hardcover in black cloth handsomely stamped in gilt and red. Illustrated endpapers. Translated from the original Chinese by Chang Yin-nan and Lewis C. Walmsey. 159 pp. Introductory essay and biographical essay. Illustrated. A bright, tight, fresh example, Christmas, 1958 gift inscription on the verso of the front free endpaper. In dust jacket with chipping at the head and foot of spine. The original U.S. price is intact on the front flap while the European price has been clipped by the issuer. Wang Wei (699-759) was one of the most famous Chinese men of letters, artists and statesmen of his time (the Tang dynasty). His poetry and paintings were best know for the celebration of nature and natural beauty as it related to "..the ten thousand problems that pursue our life..." Fine Hardcover (Item ID: E20242)


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