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Hau Kiou choaan : or, The pleasing history

a translation from the Chinese language. To which are added, I. The argument or story of a Chinese play, II. A collection of Chinese proverbs, and III. Fragments of Chinese poetry in four volumes with notes.
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4 v. : fold. fronts. ; 16 cm.
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Pleasing history
Hau kiou choaan a Chinese history
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Pleasing history.
London : Printed for R. and J. Dodsley, 1761.
"The author of this translation is not certainly known. The manuscript was found among the papers of a gentleman named Wilkinson, who occasionally resided much at Canton, and was a student of Chinese. The date of the papers, 1719, was the last year he spent in China; and he died in 1736. The three first volumes were in English and the fourth in Portuguese. Dr. Percy ... translated the last volume into English, and edited the work."--Wylie, A. Notes on Chinese lit. 1867, p. xxiii.
Includes bibliographical references: (v. 1, p. xxix-xxxi).
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SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Contemporary calf, rebacked. Armorial bookplate, Earl of Ancram Robert & Virginia Tunstall Trust Fund, 2001/2002.
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