First published in 1937.
The Book of Songs is a collection of ancient Chinese songs, dating from 800 to 600 B.C. Until this was published in 1937 it had not been translated into English since the middle of nineteenth century, when sinology was still in its infancy. For the first time the original meaning of 290 out of the 305 songs is given, use being made of the advances in the study of old Chinese. The result is not merely a clear picture of early Chinese life, but also the restoration to its proper place in world literature of one of the finest collection of traditional songs.
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One of the five Confucian classics, The Book of Songs (Shijing) is the oldest collection of poetry in world literature and the finest treasure of traditional songs left from antiquity. Where the other Confucian classics treat "outward things: deeds, moral precepts, the way the world works," as Stephen Owen tells us in his foreword, The Book of Songs is "the classic of the human heart and the human mind."
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Book Description George Allen & Unwin, 1969. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Book Description: George Allen & Unwin, London, 1969. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good, a clean and tight book. Dust jacket Condition: Good, a clipped jacket with a mark from a sticker removal, a touch grubby. A collection of ancient Chinese songs, dating from 800-600BC, translated with an introduction and notes by Arthur Waley. 358pp, 700g, 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. May be extra postage. Bookseller Inventory # 3073453ABB. Bookseller Inventory # 003453
Book Description George Allen & Unwin, London, 1969. hardbound. 8vo. Nice copy of this classic collection of ancient Chinese songs, dating from 800-600BC, translated with an introduction and notes by Arthur Waley; this copy Very Good tight and clean throughout; dustwrapper has one small label ghost to front panel, price clipped, o.w. Very Good. Dustwrapper. 358pp. 8vo. Very Good in Very Good dustwrapper Very Good in Very Good dustwrapper. Bookseller Inventory # 12443
Book Description George Allen and Unwin, London, 1969. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition, Third Printing. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. This is a fine hardcover first edition, third printing copy in a near fine maylar protected DJ, tan spine. Bookseller Inventory # 058425
Book Description Allen & Unwin, 1937. Book Condition: very good. Gently used. Expect delivery in 2-3 weeks. Bookseller Inventory # 9780048950079-3