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Huang Funchi) (ed.)
Tang shi hua pu) / ???? (Ba Zhong hua pu) (Vols 1-4)
??? (Ji ya zhai), ??? (Hangzhou), 1627. Small folios. 12.5x8.5". Unpaginated. Four softcover volumes housed in a dark blue cloth portfolio, with a pink paper label on the front cover and bone fasteners. Softcover volumes in dark blue paper wrappers, with gold string-tied bindings. French-fold leaves. The volumes have been rebound, with the original sheets re-backed onto newer paper, with some marginal loss. The collection contains the first 4 vols, of a total of 8, published during the reigns of the Wanli Emperor (????) (1572-1620) and the emperor Tian Qi (????) (1621-1627) containing poetry, calligraphy and painting. The gorgeous woodblock prints in b/w and the masterful calligraphy of this late Ming-era collection are based on work of Tang-era poets, including ?? (Wang Wei), ?? (Yaun Zhen), ?? (Lee Bai), ?? (Du Fu), and ??? (Bai Juyi). The first three volumes, contain calligraphy by noted artists ??? (Dong Qichang) and ??? (Chen Jiru). Most of the illustrations, which feature landscapes, figures, and other detailed natural imagery, are by ??? (Cai Chong Huan) with the woodblock printing done by engraver ??? (Liu Ci Quan). We have compared our set to three digitized copies and have found a number of discrepancies. According to the work of a Chinese graduate student at Nanjing Normal University in 2014, the original first editions of the work were printed without any publisher's information or table of contents*, corresponding to the state of our own copy. This fact and some other differences lead us to believe that our volumes are from the first edition (printed sometime b … [Click Below for Full Description]
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