京城 (Gyeongseong Prefecture) [Seoul]: 源淵儒林鄉約本所 Yonwon Yurim Hyangyak Ponso, 1924. Softcover. Quarto. Unpaginated. 35 french-fold leaves. Tan colored paper wrappers. String-tied binding. Black lettering on a white paper label on the front cover. Published in Japanese-occupied Korea, this is an illustrated biography chronicling the life on Confucius. Profusely illustrated throughout with b/w woodblock printing to accompany the text. The book includes Conficius' family tree and two full page woodblock portraits, one of Confucius and the other of Yan Hui, his favorite disciple. The content of the book was copied directly from older Chinese editions, in an abbreviated form, and was printed in Chinese characters for a Korean readership who could read them.
Wrappers sunned with light rubbing and/or creasing to extremities. Minor smudges and stains to covers. Interior with some sporadic light stains and smudges to the pages throughout. Wrappers and interior in good+ condition overall. g+. Item #43988