A rare copy of the Imperially commissioned illustrated edition of the 'Classic of History', Qinding Shujing Tushuo Guangxu, dated 1905 (2)

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A rare copy of the Imperially commissioned illustrated edition of the 'Classic of History', Qinding Shujing Tushuo
Guangxu, dated 1905

Sold for AU$ 23,180 (US$ 16,283) inc. premium
Various Owners
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A rare copy of the Imperially commissioned illustrated edition of the 'Classic of History', Qinding Shujing Tushuo
Guangxu, dated 1905
Comprising two volumes, each enclosing eight soft-bound fascicles, each with approximately 40 lithographic annotated illustrations, dated to the 31st year of Guangxu, corresponding to 1905, each bound in yellow paper and encased in cloth-bound fastening slip cases, Each volume 32.2cm x 22.8cm x 8.8cm (2).

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    NSW private collection, acquired in Beijing in 1963 or 1964, one of the fascicles of volume 1 with a seal of Zhongguo Shudian

    The present volumes were commissioned by the Qing Imperial court in 1905 under the Guangxu Emperor, and published at the Wuyingdian Imperial press within the Forbidden City. Whilst extant copies of these volumes are rare, copies are held in the New York Public Library, the Bibliothèque Nationale de Paris and the bodleian Library, Oxford.

    The yellow paper title slips on each fascicle indicate their Imperial attribution. An image taken from within the archives of the Forbidden City shows how yellow-bound volumes, such as the present example, would have been (and indeed still are to this day) stored, illustrated by Wan Yi, Wang Shuqing and Lu Yanzhen, Classics of Forbidden City. Life in the Forbidden City of Qing Dynasty, Beijing, 2007, fig.333

    清光緒 1905年 《欽定書經圖說》 兩函十六冊

    來源:
    紐省私人收藏,1963或64年購於北京

    此書系清光緒二十九年孫家鼎、張百熙等奉慈禧太後光緒帝之旨纂輯,凡有事實可圖者,遂自為圖。以三十一年成書刊行,派講官輪班進講。以圖為主而系之以說。全書共有版圖五百七十幅,圖繪工致,版印精能,而樓臺界畫,人物勾勒,窮態極妍,猶見北宋遺規。雖傳世甚稀,紐約圖書館、巴黎國家圖書館、及牛津大學博德利圖書館均有藏本。

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that volumne I of this book carries a collector's seal that belongs to Jiang Baochang, son of Jiang Chaozong. 請註意該書第一冊中印有一枚江朝宗子江葆蒼收藏印,文"金鰲江氏葆蒼所藏"。
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A rare copy of the Imperially commissioned illustrated edition of the 'Classic of History', Qinding Shujing Tushuo Guangxu, dated 1905 (2)
A rare copy of the Imperially commissioned illustrated edition of the 'Classic of History', Qinding Shujing Tushuo Guangxu, dated 1905 (2)
A rare copy of the Imperially commissioned illustrated edition of the 'Classic of History', Qinding Shujing Tushuo Guangxu, dated 1905 (2)
A rare copy of the Imperially commissioned illustrated edition of the 'Classic of History', Qinding Shujing Tushuo Guangxu, dated 1905 (2)
A rare copy of the Imperially commissioned illustrated edition of the 'Classic of History', Qinding Shujing Tushuo Guangxu, dated 1905 (2)
A rare copy of the Imperially commissioned illustrated edition of the 'Classic of History', Qinding Shujing Tushuo Guangxu, dated 1905 (2)
A rare copy of the Imperially commissioned illustrated edition of the 'Classic of History', Qinding Shujing Tushuo Guangxu, dated 1905 (2)
A rare copy of the Imperially commissioned illustrated edition of the 'Classic of History', Qinding Shujing Tushuo Guangxu, dated 1905 (2)
A rare copy of the Imperially commissioned illustrated edition of the 'Classic of History', Qinding Shujing Tushuo Guangxu, dated 1905 (2)
A rare copy of the Imperially commissioned illustrated edition of the 'Classic of History', Qinding Shujing Tushuo Guangxu, dated 1905 (2)
A rare copy of the Imperially commissioned illustrated edition of the 'Classic of History', Qinding Shujing Tushuo Guangxu, dated 1905 (2)
A rare copy of the Imperially commissioned illustrated edition of the 'Classic of History', Qinding Shujing Tushuo Guangxu, dated 1905 (2)
A rare copy of the Imperially commissioned illustrated edition of the 'Classic of History', Qinding Shujing Tushuo Guangxu, dated 1905 (2)
A rare copy of the Imperially commissioned illustrated edition of the 'Classic of History', Qinding Shujing Tushuo Guangxu, dated 1905 (2)
A rare copy of the Imperially commissioned illustrated edition of the 'Classic of History', Qinding Shujing Tushuo Guangxu, dated 1905 (2)
A rare copy of the Imperially commissioned illustrated edition of the 'Classic of History', Qinding Shujing Tushuo Guangxu, dated 1905 (2)
A rare copy of the Imperially commissioned illustrated edition of the 'Classic of History', Qinding Shujing Tushuo Guangxu, dated 1905 (2)
A rare copy of the Imperially commissioned illustrated edition of the 'Classic of History', Qinding Shujing Tushuo Guangxu, dated 1905 (2)
A rare copy of the Imperially commissioned illustrated edition of the 'Classic of History', Qinding Shujing Tushuo Guangxu, dated 1905 (2)
A rare copy of the Imperially commissioned illustrated edition of the 'Classic of History', Qinding Shujing Tushuo Guangxu, dated 1905 (2)
A rare copy of the Imperially commissioned illustrated edition of the 'Classic of History', Qinding Shujing Tushuo Guangxu, dated 1905 (2)
A rare copy of the Imperially commissioned illustrated edition of the 'Classic of History', Qinding Shujing Tushuo Guangxu, dated 1905 (2)
A rare copy of the Imperially commissioned illustrated edition of the 'Classic of History', Qinding Shujing Tushuo Guangxu, dated 1905 (2)
A rare copy of the Imperially commissioned illustrated edition of the 'Classic of History', Qinding Shujing Tushuo Guangxu, dated 1905 (2)
A rare copy of the Imperially commissioned illustrated edition of the 'Classic of History', Qinding Shujing Tushuo Guangxu, dated 1905 (2)
A rare copy of the Imperially commissioned illustrated edition of the 'Classic of History', Qinding Shujing Tushuo Guangxu, dated 1905 (2)
A rare copy of the Imperially commissioned illustrated edition of the 'Classic of History', Qinding Shujing Tushuo Guangxu, dated 1905 (2)
A rare copy of the Imperially commissioned illustrated edition of the 'Classic of History', Qinding Shujing Tushuo Guangxu, dated 1905 (2)
A rare copy of the Imperially commissioned illustrated edition of the 'Classic of History', Qinding Shujing Tushuo Guangxu, dated 1905 (2)
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