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Les Trois Royaumes, Bulletin de la Société des Études Indochinoises Nouvelle Série Tome XXXV Nos. 1 et 2Tome Premier. Luo Guanzhong; Nghiem Toan and Louis Ricaud, translators and editors. La Société des Études Indochinoises, 1960

Good-looking, structurally sound copy in First Edition state of the first volume of the three-volume set published in the Bulletin of the Society of Indochinese Studies New Series Volume XXXV Nos. 1 and 2, 1960. The series published by the U.N.E.S.C.O. series, Serie Chinoise, the Collection of Representative Works, Chinese Series, featured works of extraordinary importance to Chinese history. Translated into English as The Three Kingdoms (Wei, Chou and Wou). Bound in a tall quarto-sized format, measuring 8" x 11" wide and tall, respectively. Original publisher's brown paper wraps, protected in stiff Mylar, printed, illustrated, chipped around edges, but extremely tightly bound, and with plentiful unopened top edges. Remarkably bright interior, texts in French and Chinese. Original translation, notes and comments by Nghiem Toan and Louis Ricaud, then a historical Introduction by Robert Ruhlmann to The Three Kingdoms, originally published in 1522. Late-Han Dynasty China is the setting for this fine novel written first in the 14th century after prior works by Chen Shou (in the 3rd century). A key master-work of Chinese literature and history. xlix [1], 2-447 + iv pp., and with folding map inside rear wrap.