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Au Young was a Chinese poet and philosopher, educated in China and at Columbia, who emigrated to the U. S. and founded the School of Chinese Philosophy and Cultural Studies in New York. The author writes, in the Introductory Note: "In this poem I use the Yin and Yang symbol as the realization of a perfect love through the communion of the spirits celestial and terrestrial". The book is composed of the poem with introduction. Author's presentation copy: "To my dear friends, the ("Fl." name illegible), artist and poet, whose singing souls are enfolded in the arms of Infinite Beauty". The book is dedicated to Ruth St. Denis, famous American dancer and choreographer, with whom the author was having an affair. Sml 8vo, not paginated, printed in red & silver, number 294 of 350. Red silk cloth covers bound in tied binding, gilt title front cover. Slt toned marks at end papers from glue, o/w very good. N° de ref. de la librería
Título: The Marriage of the Sun and the Moon.
Editorial: March & Greenwood,
Año de publicación: 1938
Edición: Limited edition.
Descripción New York: March & Greenwood, Publishers, 1938, 1938. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. This lot includes Sum Nung Au-Young's typed manuscripts for his "Tao Teh Ching", with a few corrections. Also included is a letter by Au-Young addressed to Humphreys, plus a pay check to Au-Young from Humphreys. 4 books of "Tao Teh Ching" translated by Au-Young feature different bindings and editions, all of them signed or inscribed, and published in 1938. 1 of them features the traditional Chinese stitched binding, the other 3 are hardcovers that come in original dustjackets. These books are either author's edition, numbered edition, or limited edition. Also noteworthy are 2 short notes signed by Au-Young. Au-Young's 2 "Rolling Pearls", both with original dustjackets, and his "The Marriage of the Sun and The Moon" are also included. Signed by Author(s). Nº de ref. de la librería ABE-1478195723831