XINBIAN SHIWEN LEIJU HANMO QUANSHU

MS 2547
MS Short Title XINBIAN SHIWEN LEIJU HANMO QUANSHU
Text XINBIAN SHIWEN LEIJU HANMO QUANSHU. ED BY LIU YINGLI. ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF THE WRITING STYLES AND FORMATS FOR DIFFERENT FUNCTIONS, INCLUDING SHORT LETTERS, CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES, MEMORIALS TO THE THRONE, CERTIFICATES OF MARRIAGE AND OBITUIARY, ETC.
Description Blockprint in Chinese on paper, Fujian province?, China, 1307-1367, 13 vols., folded format, 18x12 cm, 3-15 columns, (15x10 cm), 24 characters in Chinese book script, 2 collector's seals belonging to the same person.
Binding China, 19th c., blue paper covers stitched on 4 stations (Xian Zhuang).
Context 2 specimens from different editions, printed in 1307 and 1324, still survive in the Central Library of Taiwan, but both sets are incomplete.
Provenance 1.Qian Qianyi, Jingzai (1582-1664); 2. Ekky Chung collection, Indonesia/Beverly Hills, California (-1997); 3. Sam Fogg Rare Books Ltd., London.
Commentary Each subject entry has en abundance of examples. It also explains the standard social manners applicable to different occasions such as engagement, marriage and funeral. Each occasion contains several anecdotes concerning famous literati of the past as models. This popular work among the Chinese collectors was catalogued in most famous private libraries in the past, but none of those editions were complete.
Place of origin China
Dates 1307-1367 AD

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