Title: The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine (Chapters 1-34)
Author: Ilza Veith (trans)
Publisher: Classics of Medicine Library, 1988
Condition: Leatherbound, 22k gold gilt to cover and all edges. Very slight bumps and scuffing to edges, barely noticeable. Tightly bound, unmarked, most likely unread.
About the book (from Wikipedia):
Huangdi Neijing, also known as the Inner Canon of Huangdi or Yellow Emperor’s Inner Canon, is an ancient Chinese medical text that has been treated as the fundamental doctrinal source for Chinese medicine for more than two millennia. The work is composed of two texts each of eighty-one chapters or treatises in a question-and-answer format between the mythical Huangdi (Yellow Emperor or more correctly Yellow Thearch) and six of his equally legendary ministers.
The first text, the Suwen (素問), also known as Basic Questions, covers the theoretical foundation of Chinese Medicine and its diagnostic methods. The second and generally less referred-to text, the Lingshu (靈樞) [Spiritual Pivot], discusses acupuncture therapy in great detail. Collectively, these two texts are known as the Neijing or Huangdi Neijing. In practice, however, the title Neijing often refers only to the more influential Suwen. Two other texts also carried the prefix Huangdi neijing in their titles: the Mingtang 明堂 [“Hall of Light”] and the Taisu 太素 [“Grand Basis”], both of which have survived only partially.