Vintage 1963 The Philosophy of Confucius by James Legge, The Peter Pauper Press,New York, Illustrated by Jeanyee Wong


"The Philosophy Of Confucius", in the translation of James Legge, with illustrations by Jeanyee Wong, published by The Peter Pauper Press, Mount Vernon, NY. No date imprint. 220 pages
A consolidation of the three core books of Confucianism that are connected directly to the man - Analects, The Great Learning and The Doctrine of the Mean. James Legge was a 19th Century Scottish missionary to China, best known for prolifically publishing many of the first and earliest translations of classical Chinese texts into English - notably Confucius, whom Legge also wrote a biography on. 

This edition is beautifully illustrated by Jeanyee Wong, a master calligrapher and prolific illustrator. Peter Pauper Press, which still exists today as a gift book publisher, was renowned from the 1930s through the 1950s for these high-quality decorative illustrated editions of classic works. Book is complete with original sleeve box - box exhibits some slight soil , but solid and appealing, and the book is virtually pristine. with a slight tear along the front binding which can be seen in pictures

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