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CHIANG YEE - Yebbin - a Guest from the Wild

London, Methuen. 1947, First. Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ill.: Yee, Chiang. A Very Good+ copy which has a neat contemporary inscription to front endpaper else very clean and unmarked. 143 pages. Illustrated by the author. Chiang Yee (1903-1977) was a Chinese poet, author, painter and calligrapher. Monkeys of the Rhesus tribe are common inhabitants of the mountain districts of China. They had always been a source of pleasure and admiration to Wang Ta-Yu, a well-to-do Chinese merchant, who was also a nature lover. One day Wang Ta-Yu bought a very young monkey from some hunters. It had such a sad and pitiful expression tht he decided to let the little creature free. Finally, however, he gave the monkey to his ten-year old son, Wang Ming, calling it Yebbin (which means 'Wild Guest') 12. Very Good/No Jacket.
GBP 7.00 [Appr.: EURO 8.5 US$ 9.65 | JP¥ 1096] Book number 010852

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