HAN YU: ZHUWENGONG JIAO CHANLI XIANSHENG JI

MS 2663
MS Short Title HAN YU: ZHUWENGONG JIAO CHANLI XIANSHENG JI
Text HAN YU: ZHUWENGONG JIAO CHANLI XIANSHENG JI. COMPLETE WORKS OF POETRY AND ESSAYS. EDITED BY ZHU XI
Description Blockprint in Chinese on paper, Fujan, China, 1341, 16 vols. folded format, 25x15 cm, 12 columns, (19x12 cm), 21 characters in Chinese book script, MS annotations in red, 13 collectors' seals.
Binding China, 19th c., stitched on 4 stations (Xian Zhuang), paper covers.
Context One other copy known, now in Shanghai Library.
Provenance 1. Cheng Xuejia, China (1912-1949); 2. Wu Zhou, China (1912-1949); 3. Li Qi, China (1912-1949); 4. Søren Edgren collection, New England (1950-1998); 5. Sam Fogg Rare Books Ltd., London.
Commentary Han Yu (768-824) was one of the Eight Great Men of Letters of the Tang and Song dynasties. He restored the classic style of writing, which has since become the mainstream of Chinese literature.
Published In facsimile in the 1930s by the Shanghai Publishing House, from the only known other copy in Shanghai Library.
Place of origin China
Dates 1341 AD

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