London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd, 1955. Reprint Edition. Very Good / Very Good. Item #4271
London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd, 1955. Reprint of the 1939 edition. 4 volumes all in dust jacket. Green textured cloth with gilt on spine and green topstain. Ownership signature on front pastedown of volume one, dated Hong Kong June '56. "Harris Book Co./ Hong Kong" stamp on rear pastedown of each volume. Endpapers have some marks, but rest of pages are clear. Small waterstains to top edges of volumes 2, 3, and 4 near crown.
Spines on volumes 1 and 2 are moderately rolled, and three and four lightly. Volume 2 shows signs of damage to front cover and first few pages of text; wavy and a little stiff.
Jackets are all unclipped. They are toned at edges and chipped at corners and spine ends, especially the crown. Photos available upon request.
Still a sturdy set of this classic work of Chinese literature.