Trade paperback. 540 pages. Translated by David Hawkes. Later printing of this translation. The first of five volumes in “The Story of the Stone” [aka “The Dream of the Red Chamber”] is the great novel of manners in Chinese literature, written circa 1760. No previous ownership marks. Mild creasing to spine from use, light creasing to front cover, and a touch of toning to page edges, else a tight, clean, sound and unmarked copy. Good.