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JULIEN, STANISLAS (TRANSLATOR): - Hoei-Lan-Ki, ou l'histoire du cercle de craie, drame en prose et en vers. Printed for the Oriental Translation Fund. London, John Murray, 1832.

. Pp. (iv), vi - xxxiii, (2), 149, (3) + adv. 8. With engraved frontispiece. Uncut copy in original wrappers, spine strengthened. Ex. library copy. First edition. This Ming Dynasty drama by Li Hsing-tao is better known under the title "The Chalk Circle". It became the principal source for Bertold Brecht's "Caucasian Chalk Circle". The story is about Judge Pao, who places an infant inside a chalk circle to determine his real mother. Cordier BS 1786. Lust 1114.
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