Song Ci: CHONGKAN BUZHU XIYUAN LU JIZHENG. (Reprinted and Annotated Edition of The Washing Away of Wrongs). N.p., 1847. 6 juan bound into one western-style case: [Lacking prelims.], [first juan] 3-65 [lacking two leaves], 71, 56, 25, 60, 2, 5, 18, 19, 2, 2, 20 folded leaves. 13 fullpage and 1 small text illustrations. 32x15 cm. Half leather. Marbled boards.
GBP 1,200.00
Written by Song Ci (1186-1249). Late Qing edition of a work first published in 1247 and highly important as the oldest extant work on forensic medicine by any civilization.
This copy is missing the main cover page, prelims and leaves 1-2 of juan 1. Otherwise complete in 6 juan.
Interesting as a well-produced example of Qing period woodblock 'taoyin ben' multiblock printing, there are four colours in all: black woodblock printed text with surtexts in red, blue and yellow inks. Bound western-style.
See Balazs: 'Sung Bibliography' p.186; 'Celestial Lancets' p.307 onwards.
Subjects: Rare Books Medicine
Available, as of: 03/03/2020
Was item 601 in printed List 196.
Record produced by Hanshan Tang Books,