Gugong Museum: GUGONG BOWUYUAN CANGPIN DAXI: SHANBEN TECANG BIAN 1: YUAN MING KEBEN. Compendium of Collections in the Palace Museum: Rare Books and Special Archives 1: Block-printed Editions of the Yuan and Ming Dynasties.. Beijing, 2014. 342, xxv pp. 299 pp. colour plates (the majority full page). Small colour text plates. 39x27 cm. Cloth.
GBP 180.00
This first volume of an extensive series contains an introduction to the rare book collection in the Gugong Palace Museum in Beijing, which basically comprises the imperial library and book collection of the Ming and Qing dynasty emperors (although much rare early material was taken to Taiwan) together with extensive acquisition of rare books since the establishment of the Peoples Republic. This first volume in the series shows 100 superb and rare woodblock-printed works dating from the Yuan (5) and Ming (95). All illustrated in large high-quality colour plates showing the book cases and/or covers together with sample pages of text and illustration where applicable. A feature of this series is that the works are shown actual size or near life-size which allows for full appreciation of the printing. Introductions accompany. Near dual texts in Chinese and English. An excellent visual and study reference.
Subjects: Rare Books
Item 30 in List 203.
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