1954. Item #88433
EGERTON, Clement, transl. THE GOLDEN LOTUS. A Translation from the Chinese original of the novel Chin P'ing Mei. New York: Grove Press, (1954). Four vols. First American edition from the British sheets. A complete, though expurgated, version of this anonymous late Ming classic, with some of the more explicit passages translated into Latin. Authorship has been variously attributed to Xu Wei and to Wang Shizhen. 8vo. green cloth, top edge gilt. A fine bright set.