LIN YUTANG [editor]. The Wisdom of India.

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LIN YUTANG [editor]. The Wisdom of India. London, Michael Joseph, [1944].

8vo. Original olive-beige buckram, lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, pp. 507, title within red ornamental border; light offsetting from endpapers, otherwise very clean and fresh.
First Michael Joseph edition, number 361 of a total print-run of 500. The publisher Michael Joseph somehow managed to get hold of high-quality paper during the restrictions put on publishers during the war, when the majority of British books was printed in small type with small margins and on inferior paper. The writer in both Chinese and English, Lin Yutang, is as well known as the inventor of the Chinese typewriter.