静嘉堂文庫所蔵 宋元版
Song Yuan Print Collection Online
Song Yuan Print Collection Online

Original: Possessed by Seikado Bunko Library. Compiled and published by Seikado Bunko, the Seikado Foundation

Publication year: 2015

Text: Chinese

Contents: All 258 titles, 5182 volumes
Song prints: (including 1 Jin print title, 9 volumes) 127 titles, 2629 volumes
Yuan prints: 131 titles, 2553 volumes

Price: JPY21,384,000

Contents

◆All 258 titles, 5182 volumes
◆Nine-tenths of the material in the collection is from the legacy of Lu Xinyuan, the most prominent book collector of the late Qing period.
◆Indispensable source for the study of almost all fields of East Asia such as printing history, philosophy, historical science, literature, and medicine.

About the Song Yuan Print Collection
By the Song dynasty (10-13th century), Chinese publishing was at its zenith. Demand for a huge variety of books, saw government departments, private booksellers, and individuals from the center to remote regions engaging in publishing.
Meticulously-collated texts provided the foundation for later Chinese scientific advances, and the neat, attractive script modeled on the printed-style font of the Tang dynasty, page layouts and the copyright inscriptions, determined the format of subsequent publications. They are referred to as the incunabula of the Orient in the way they were made, utilizing the most sophisticated techniques and materials for the time.

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