Shanghai: The Commercial Press, 1935; 1937. Hardcover. Two Volumes. Small 8vo. First Series: 1930 - 1932, published 1937; x, 299,  pp. Second Series: 1933 - 1935, published 1935; 258,  pp. Blue cloth with gilt lettering, publisher's tan printed dustjackets. Age toning to dustjackets; a near fine set. Item #18434
"These essays represent selections from the 'Little critic' ... a constant feature of The China Critic."--Preface. Lin Yutang (1895 – 1976) was a Chinese writer, translator, linguist, philosopher and inventor. His informal but polished style in both Chinese and English made him one of the most influential writers of his generation, and his compilations and translations of classic Chinese texts into English were bestsellers in the West. - wiki.