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Chinese poetry translated by Cambridge professor

Giles, Herbert A. Chinese poetry in English verse. London & Shanghai Bernard Quaritch; Kelly & Walsh 1898
First edition. 8vo (24 x 16 cm), pp.[iv], 212, [1], [1, blank]. Some printed Chinese characters to text. A very good copy in contemporary cloth, paper label on spine. Cloth a little marked and soiled.

A collection of Chinese poetry, largely classical, but with a handful of poems from the 17th and 18th centuries, translated into English by Herbert Giles (1845-1935), a British diplomat stationed in China from 1867 until 1892, and appointed professor of Chinese at Cambridge in 1897. Giles provides seven pages of critical notes and a six-page index of poets and their poems. This book was printed by E.J. Brill at Leiden.