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China - "tai Ping Yulan" Northern Song Dynasty - Edition - Xue Hai Tang Academy

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Seller: pisceslunar (1,393) 100%, Location: Cumberland Foreside, Maine, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 351913216498 PROPOSAL TO SELL:THIS EDITION HAS BEEN PROFESSIONALLY AUTHENTICATED & IS EXTREMELY WELL PRESERVED.ALL PROVENANCE & AUTHENTICITY IS UNRESERVEDLY GUARANTEED. 南海李氏重刻本,光绪十八年板刻, 学海堂复校一过。《太平御览》清嘉庆十二年(1807年)鲍氏仿宋刊本,线装12函120册。此本为鲍崇城于嘉庆十二年刊于扬州,历时五年。鲍崇城为清代安徽盐商、刻书家,从其序中可知,为刊此书,曾见过明万历元年(1573年)黄正色铜活字本、他所藏明祁氏澹生堂本、钮氏世学楼本、严氏钤山堂抄本,嘉庆十一年(1806年),借得阮元精校本,汇校雕印,是清代刻本中较精的版本。阮元为之作序,给予极高评价。本书仿宋字体雕刻,工整秀丽,选纸精良。为徽商所刻最大一部类书。《太平御览》为“宋代四大类书”之首,分55部,5426类,引用书达2500部之多,为现存古类书中保存五代以前文献、古籍之最。缺一冊, 只有11冊 FROM THE NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY COMES A VERY SIGNIFICANT HISTORICAL SERIES OF VOLUMES ENTITLED “TAI PING YULAN”. THE TRANSLATION MEANS: “THE IMPERIAL READINGS OF THE TAI PING ERA”, THEY BEING ORIGINALLY WRITTEN DURING THE PERIOD OF 977 – 983 A.D. THIS UNDERTAKING WAS COMMISSIONED BY THE GREAT SONG EMPEROR TAIZONG, WHOSE REIGN LASTED FROM 976 – 990 A.D. THIS MASSIVE ENCYCLOPEDIC SERIES OF VOLUMES WAS THE FIRST OF THE RENOWN “FOUR GREAT BOOKS OF SONG” A MAGNIFICENT ACCOMPLISHMENT IN A DYNAMICALLY CREATIVE ERA IN CHINA. THIS HIGHLY ACCOMPLISHED SERIES OF TWELVE VOLUMES WAS INDICATIVE IN HERALDING THIS GOLDEN AGE OF CHINESE SOCIETY & CULTURE, ONE WHICH WAS UNPARALLELED BY MOST OTHER CIVILIZATIONS IN SCOPE & INTEGRAL SOCIAL AND ACADEMIC VISION. THIRTEEN SCHOLARS WERE COMMISSIONED BY THE IMPERIAL COURT OF SONG DYNASTY WITH ITS LEADING EDITOR BEING ACADEMICIAN > LI FANG DURING THE ERA OF TAIPING XINGGUO. THE WORK IS DIVIDED INTO 55 PRINCIPLE CATEGORIES WITH 1,000 SECTIONS WHICH CONSIST OF 4.7 MILLION CHINESE CHARACTERS. IT INCLUDES CITATIONS FROM 2,579 SEPARATE DOCUMENTS RANGING FROM POETRY, ODES, PROVERBS, STELES & VARIOUS MISCELLANEOUS WORKS. DURING THE REIGN OF EMPEROR TAIZONG MANY LEARNED ASPECTS OF THE CULTURAL FOUNDATIONS OF MODERN CHINA WERE ESTABLISHED INCLUDING THESE NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS IN VARIOUS ASPECTS OF LAW, CIVICS & ARCHITECTURAL PROGRESS: THE YUELU ACADEMY: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuelu_Academy THE BEAUTIFUL LONGHUA PAGODA: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longhua_Temple#Longhua_pagoda THE POUND LOCK INVENTED BY QIAO WEIYO http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technology_of_the_Song_Dynasty#Civil_engineering “FINEST BLOSSOMS IN THE GARDEN OF LITERATURE” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finest_Blossoms_in_the_Garden_of_Literature THIS PARTICULAR EDITION WAS PRINTED BY XUE HAI TANG ACADEMY, IN 1892 AT GUANGZHOU, GUANGDONG. THIS OFFERING CONSISTS OF ELEVEN (11) VOLUMES; (ONE VOLUME IS MISSING), EACH FORMING TEN (10) FASCICLES. THE "WORK" IS STITCH BOUND, DOUBLE LEAVED & CLOSED WITH TRADITIONAL CHINESE TOGGLES. THIS EDITION IS BASED DIRECTLY ON THE EDITION OF 1806 BY WANG CHANGXU. XUE HAI TANG ACADEMY OF QING DYNASTY WAS WELL-RESPECTED FOR CLASSICAL CHINESE LITERATURE & LEARNING. THIS TAI PING YULAN EDITION IS A HIGHLY RESPECTED & VALUABLE HISTORICAL ARTIFACT AND A STRICTLY CONCISE EDITION, BEING OF CONSIDERABLE CULTURAL VINTAGE. EACH VOLUME MEASURES: 27cm x 16.2 cm MISSING VOLUME NOTED ABOVE, BEGINS AT NUMERAL 81. NEEDLESS TO SAY THIS IS A VERY, VERY RARE TYPE-PRINTED VERSION, AN IRREPLACEABLE HISTORIC MASTERPIECE PAID VIA CHECK OR BANK WIRE DUE TO CONSIDERED AMOUNT.THANK YOU KINDLY FOR LOOKING, ANY & ALL FURTHER PHOTOS & INFORMATION ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

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