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CHINA - "TAI PING YULAN" NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY - EDITION - XUE HAI TANG ACADEMY

CHINA - "TAI PING YULAN"  NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY - EDITION - XUE HAI TANG ACADEMY
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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12120

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

)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

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 ACADEMYIN 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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