Title: Literature of the Orient (10 volumes, complete)
Author: various. Epiphanius Wilson (literary editor), Clarence Cook (art editor)
Publisher: The Colonial Press, 1902. The Byzantine Edition, limited to 500 sets of which this is 33. Complete and in good condition, thus very scarce.
Condition: Good, exteriors have some expected rubbing, but firmly bound, complete, and unmarked. Top edge gilt, uncut pages. With several colour and black and white illustrations in each volume. Over 4,500 pages total – a large and heavy set, shipping overseas will cost extra.
A fantastic collection of Eastern literature, with several very famous books of the East translated for the very first time into English, as well as some obscure books that have never been translated since and thus these remain their only translations into English.
[I] Babylonian and Assyrian literature. Armenian literature.
[II] Chinese literature. Arabian literature
[III] Egyptian literature
[IV] Hebrew literature
[V] Hindu literature
[VI] Moorish literature. Malayan literature
[VII-VIII] Persian literature. Japanese literature
[IX] Sacred books of the East
[X] Turkish literature