Miln, Louise Jordan.
IN A YUN-NAN COURTYARD.
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1927. Hardcover First Edition
First printing. "A man in Vienna was fondling his fiddle; a girl in Poughkeepsie was gathering violets; an old missionary in a far part of far China - the only white man for many an accessible mile - sat in his sunny courtyard reading a time-yellowed silk of Chang Ts'ai-Pin's. A bandit in Sze-ch'uen was sharpening his knife, none of them could have believed how soon their lives were to tangle. Unless, perhaps, the missionary might - for he was old; life and thirty odd years in China had taught him much; and he knew that on earth anything may happen, especially in China." Romantic novel set in the Yun-nan province, with So Wing, a 'veritable Chinese Robin Hood.. . moves gallantly through the story.' Glossary. 371 pp. Good in a good dust jacket (slight spine slant, some rubbing to the boards, and overall wear to the dj - now protected by an archival cover.) Uncommon in the first edition in dustjacket. .
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