Numbering: Five volumes are not numbered. The volume statements are arbitrarily assigned by the New York Public Library.
Ownership: Originally collected and owned by James Legge. Two years after his death in 1897, his library was put up for sale in London by Luzac & Co.. Purchased by Wilberforce Eames, a librarian with the New York Public Library, and sold to the library in 1909.
Citation/reference: A catalog of books on China : being the Chinese part of the library of the late Rev. Prof. J. Legge, 1899.
Biographical/historical: Wang Tao was a Chinese scholar and literary commentator.
Content: Includes a folder of title list in handwriting
Funding: National Endowment for the Humanities Project to Catalog, Preserve, and Digitize Chinese Rare Books, 2008/2010.