London, England: Trubner & Co., 1887. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Item #26804
(6) + 215 pages + (20) pages of publishers' announcements at back, all concerning the Oriental Series of which this volume was part. Frederic Henry Balfour (1846 -1909) British book editor, essayist, author, wrote mainly on the Tao Te Ching and was considered a reliable news source when he was reporting from China on conditions there. Approx. 6" x 8 1/2" size; original publishers' gilt illustrated & titled light orange cloth covers. Light wear to the binding, spine color a little faded; a few leaves with some light foxing; "tick" marks on contents page at chapters; in very good condition.