Li, Leslie BITTERSWEET
Boston/Rutland, Vermont/Tokyo: Charles E. Tuttle Company, Inc., (1992). 0804817774 / 9780804817776 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild soiling and faint dots of stain to page edges, thus near fine, in gilt-lettered burgundy cloth shelfback over mauve boards; in a fine, if faintly age-toned, illustrated dust jacket. Map endpapers.
The odyssey of Bittersweet, a headstrong peasant woman who rises from poverty to become the wife of the second most powerful man in China. Inscribed and SIGNED by the author to the title-page.