Li Chi Book of Rites. An Encyclopedia of Ancient Ceremonial Usages, Religious Creeds, and Social Institutions ( Two Volume Set ).
New York/: University Books, 1967. First Edition Thus. Hardcovers. Two volumes. Large octavos. 480pp & 421pp. Purple cloth spines with gray cloth boards, gilt title etc to spines. Original cardboard slip-case. The Li Chi (Li-Ji) 'Classic of Rites' which outlines the ceremonies, customs, social institutions, court ceremonies and rituals of the Zhou Dynasty is considered one of the Five Classics of the Confucian canon. It is believed to have been assembled by a number of leading Confucian scholars during the "Warring States Period" and was re-edited by Dai De and his nephew Dai Sheng during the first century BCE. The text of this edition is that published by Oxford University Press in 1885 as Vols. XXVII and XXVIII of "The Sacred Books of the East" and also designated as Parts III and IV of "The Text of Confucianism" Old "new" stock - an unused set in worn slipcase. Spines very lightly faded, light shelf dust, otherwise near Fine condition. Good slipcase - slipcase rubbed and chafed at edges with some grubby marks, and tears at edges and seems. VERY LARGE heavy set in slipcase. Additional shipping will be needed for international shipping. Item #25535