1932. Item #85373
[CHINESE LANGUAGE] MULLIE, Jos. THE STRUCTURAL PRINCIPLES OF THE CHINESE LANGUAGE, an Introduction to the Spoken Language (Northern Pekingese Dialect). Translated from the Flemish by A. Omer Versichel. Volume 1[-III]. Peiping, China: The Bureau of Engraving and Printing, 1932[-1937]. Volumes 5 and 6 of "Anthropos linguistische bibliothek" series, edited by W. Schmidt & Georg Holtker. First English language edition of HET CHINEESCH TAALEIGEN (published 1930-33). Three quarto volumes bound in two: ,XXXIII,566; ,693-696,,652,,653-692 pp. The imprint in Volume 2-3, Pei-p'ing: Pei-t'ing Lazarist Press, 1937, is different than that in Volume 1. The pagination in Volumes 2 & 3 is continuous. The start of Volume 3, an index rerum, is indicated by an (unnumbered) half-title page inserted after p. 652. The errata lists for Volumes 1 & 2 are printed on pages 693-696; they are bound out-of-sequence at the start of Volume 2, immediately following the title-page. Publisher's red cloth bindings with gold-printed title on spine. The cloth at the heel and crown of Volume 2-3 is crimped and the joints are just starting, but the volume is sound. Some pencil notes in text, mostly at the beginning of Volume 1. Very good overall.