THE MIRROR OF KONG HO. London: Chapman and Hall Limited, 1905. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi-vii [viii] ix-xii [1] 2-308, original pictorial gray-green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First edition. Apparently a later issue binding. Satirical novel about present-day England, following the time-tested strategy of showing a familiar world through the eyes of a foreigner (in this case, a traditionally inscrutable Chinese visitor), thus affording rich opportunity for lampooning both cultures. "A comic novel about a stereotyped Chinaman in London." - Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy, p. 136. Reginald 01826. Light staining to front cover, foxing to several preliminary and terminal leaves (common to this book), a very good copy. Scarce. (#118403).

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