Guangling Shushe comp: QINDING SIKU QUANSHU ZHENBEN. (Precious Editions from the 'Siku Quanshu' : Huangyou Xinyue Tuji, Shaoxi Zhouxian Shi Dianyi Tu, Jiashan Tushu, Qingding Buhui Xiao Yuncong Lisao Quantu). Nanjing, 2002. 2, 17, 10, 10, 3; 3, 47; 2, 65; 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 49; 56; 90 folded leaves Chinese-style. Numerous woodblock illustrations throughout. 6 vols. 32x20 cm. Baobei (wrapped back), cloth case.
Facsimile reproductions of four precious editions from the huge manuscript library commissioned by the Qianlong emperor and completed in 1782. In fact the basis for the present facsimile is the Commercial Press facsimile produced in 1930s. The Commercial Press selected four representative titles from each for the four collections within the 'Siku': classics, history, philosophers and general literature. Their original was the Siku copy held in the Wenyuan Ge. The coloured column lining, specially coloured covers for constituent volumes and 'wrapped back' (baobei) binding were used in the Commercial Press version and also in the present work. Please see subtitle and Chinese characters for the titles that are reproduced. In Chinese.
Subjects: Illustrated Books Bibliography
Available, as of: 20/05/2019
Was item 330 in printed List 195.
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