Harbin: Printing-Office Chinese Eastern Railway, 1926. Octavo (19.5 × 13.5 cm). Original printed blue wrappers; , 50 pp. With a 2 pp. bibliography of the author's works. Three plates of illustrations, featuring traditional Taoist subjects and one painting by the author, on better stock. About very good; wrappers lightly creased and discolored along the edges; small nick to upper edge of rear wrapper. Item #2586
An abridged translation of the author's Ocherki daosizma (1926). Pavel V. Shkurkin (1868-1943) was a famous scholar of Far Eastern languages and cultures who taught in Harbin before emigrating to Seattle in 1927. Three black-and-white plates reproduce traditional Taoist subjects, as well as one painting by the author himself. KVK, OCLC show copies at the University of Minnesota and Washington only.