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Aczel, Amir D:
- THE JESUIT & THE SKULL

Adams, Edward B:
- KYONGJU GUIDE

Akiyama, T. et al:
- ARTS OF CHINA I-III

ALBUM OF EROTIC CHINESE PAINTINGS

Ambolt, Nils:
- RELATIVE SCHWERKRAFTSBESTIMMUNGEN MIT PENDELN IN ZENTRALASIEN

ANCIENT CHINA'S TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE

Andrews, Roy Chapman:
- ENDS OF THE EARTH
- EXPLORATIONS IN MONGOLIA: A REVIEW OF THE CENTRAL ASIATIC EXPEDITIONS OF THE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

Ang See, Teresa et al ed:
- TSINOY

Anhui Province Cultural Group:
- SHOUXIAN CAIHOU MU CHUTU YIWU
(Cultural Relics Unearthed from Caihou's Tomb in Shouxian) 壽縣蔡侯墓出土遺物.

Argence, Rene-Yvon Lefebvre d':
- CHINESE TREASURES FROM THE AVERY BRUNDAGE COLLECTION

Arlington, L. C. & Lewisohn, William:
- IN SEARCH OF OLD PEKING

Atchley, Virginia and Neil K. Davey:
- THE VIRGINIA ATCHLEY COLLECTION OF JAPANESE MINIATURE ARTS

Aurora Art Museum:
- YUAN QINGHUA CI JIANSHANG
Appreciation of the Yuan Blue and White Porcelains 元青花瓷鑑賞 。 宸旦藝術博物館.

Avitabile, Gunhild:
- EARLY MASTERS

Ayers, John:
- THE BAUR COLLECTION - JAPANESE CERAMICS


QI0JX2
Qi Jiguang: YUANBAN YINGYIN MING QI SHAOBAO JIXIAO XINSHU. (A Facsimile Reprint of the Ming Dynasty Work by Qi Jiguang: Jixiao Xinshu). 原版影印明戚少保紀效新書 。 戚繼光 著 。 中國文學書局印行. N.p. (Shanghai) n.d. (1920s/30s). Various paginations of folded leaves. Numerous b/w full page illustrations. 6 vols. 20x13 cm. Stitched. Original case.
GBP 1,200.00
Fine lithographic edition of a well-known Chinese work on military history. The author, Qi Jiguang (1528-1587), was a high-ranking and very experienced military officer during the Ming dynasty who produced a very comprehensive military manual. The compilers of the 'Siku Quanshu Congmu' have nothing but praise for the quality of information in Qi's manual and, in particular, for the directness and simplicity of his writing. Many of the chapters, as here, were illustrated and Siku compilers take the 'Jixiao' to refer to these qualities: 'notes' that give 'effective' guidance based on experience.
  This edition is a Republic period lithographic reprint, in reduced-format, of a Daoguang 21 (1841) edition.
  There is a chapter on banners, and is worthy of attention for the finesse and interest of the woodblock illustrations. It seems also to be lacking one leaf (the first) from the chapter, but what remains is full of lively interest - gate banners, banners of the five directions (including the centre) and their spirits and qualities, banners based on constellations, zodiacal animals and spirit generals.
  There is no indication of date but it is obviously a lithographic edition, published by the Zhongguo Wenxue Shuju - the China Literary Bookshop' known to have been active in Shanghai in the 1920s and 1930s and who produced high-quality reduced format facsimiles (as here) of famous works.
  In fine condition and with the original blue cloth-covered cardboard case. Rare.
Subjects: Illustrated Books Military History
Item 603 in List 207.
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