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  • 1875 CHRONICLE of SHAOYANG COUNTY, CHINA - SIX VOLUMES Shaoyang Xian Zhi 1875 CHRONICLE of SHAOYANG COUNTY, CHINA - SIX VOLUMES Shaoyang Xian Zhi

    Shaoyang Xian Zhi. A Gazetteer / Chronicle of Shaoyang County, Hunan Province, China.

    Printed by Da Zhan Letterpress, printing bureau of Shaoyang, 1875 (1st year of Guang Xu, Qing Dynasty). First edition. TEXT in CHINESE.

    Six volumes, wrappers, 5.25x8.5 inches (13.5x21 cm). Four of the volumes have several sections, each paginated separately. Pagination: Volume One: 2, 46, 20, 30, 26 pp; Volume Two: 34, 37, 26, 36 pp; Volume Three: 76, 47 pp.; Volume Four: 120 pp.; Volume Five: 108 pp.; Volume 6: 96, 5 pp.

    The previous owner left a couple typed notes (with some handwritten additions) that describe the contents of the volume as follows:

    Vol. 1: Tome 1: Harvest; Tome 2: Landscape; Tome 3: Construction; Tome…

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    Shaoyang Xian Zhi. A Gazetteer / Chronicle of Shaoyang County, Hunan Province, China.

    Printed by Da Zhan Letterpress, printing bureau of Shaoyang, 1875 (1st year of Guang Xu, Qing Dynasty). First edition. TEXT in CHINESE.

    Six volumes, wrappers, 5.25x8.5 inches (13.5x21 cm). Four of the volumes have several sections, each paginated separately. Pagination: Volume One: 2, 46, 20, 30, 26 pp; Volume Two: 34, 37, 26, 36 pp; Volume Three: 76, 47 pp.; Volume Four: 120 pp.; Volume Five: 108 pp.; Volume 6: 96, 5 pp.

    The previous owner left a couple typed notes (with some handwritten additions) that describe the contents of the volume as follows:

    Vol. 1: Tome 1: Harvest; Tome 2: Landscape; Tome 3: Construction; Tome 4: School.

    Vol. 2: Tome 5: Ancestral Temple; Tome 6: Finance; Tome 7: Officials; Tome 8: Election.

    Vol. 3. Political, Academic, and Meritorious Personages.

    Vol. 4: Moral Personages.

    Vol. 5: Examples, women.

    Vol. 6: Miscellaneous.

    FAIR Condition: the wrappers are chipped, worn along the edges, and have tears of various lengths; many of the wrappers are disbound, the rest tenderly attached; the front cover of Volume One has been replaced with a blank (same paper as the other wrappers but no printed title), has a long tear, and is detached along with a few of its initial leaves; the spine covering of all the volumes has perished; overall the wrappers are weary and tender but present. Internally, the pages are age toned, have some edgewear, edge chips, tears, and faint dampstaining; some of the early and latter pages of various volumes are disbound but present; the paper is fragile and chips easily, so small fragments come off with handling. Please handle this treasure with care. Despite the flaws, this is a complete and very rare set of these six volumes.

    SCARCE original source documents. This is the only 19th century chronicle of Shaoyang County that I have ever seen.

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  • HIROSHIGE-GA GOJUSAN-TSUGI GENJO SHASHIN TAISHO - Hiroshige - The 53 Stages of the Tokaido Past and Present w/ 55 Prints and 55 Photographs by Hiroshige HIROSHIGE-GA GOJUSAN-TSUGI GENJO SHASHIN TAISHO - Hiroshige - The 53 Stages of the Tokaido Past and Present w/ 55 Prints and 55 Photographs
    Hiroshige

    HIROSHIGE-GA GOJUSAN-TSUGI GENJO SHASHIN TAISHO. Hiroshige 53 Stages of the Tokaido - Past and Present. ILLUSTRATED with Fifty-Five Color Prints of Hiroshige's 53 Stations of the Tokaido, each side-by-side with a c.1910 photograph of the locale most likely used as Hiroshige's source of inspiration. It is interesting to see how the locales looked to Hiroshige many years before the Taisho Era photographs of the same locales were taken (i.e. 1833 and c.1910).

    Published by Tokoen, Tokyo, 1918, as part of the nationwide celebration of the 60th anniversary of Hiroshige's death (b.1797 d.1858).

    Hardcover book, reddish brown cloth covered boards, front board embossed with gilt lettering and white designs, ribbon tied, 9x12 inches (22.5x30 cm), illustrated endpapers, 120 pages plus…

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    HIROSHIGE-GA GOJUSAN-TSUGI GENJO SHASHIN TAISHO. Hiroshige 53 Stages of the Tokaido - Past and Present. ILLUSTRATED with Fifty-Five Color Prints of Hiroshige's 53 Stations of the Tokaido, each side-by-side with a c.1910 photograph of the locale most likely used as Hiroshige's source of inspiration. It is interesting to see how the locales looked to Hiroshige many years before the Taisho Era photographs of the same locales were taken (i.e. 1833 and c.1910).

    Published by Tokoen, Tokyo, 1918, as part of the nationwide celebration of the 60th anniversary of Hiroshige's death (b.1797 d.1858).

    Hardcover book, reddish brown cloth covered boards, front board embossed with gilt lettering and white designs, ribbon tied, 9x12 inches (22.5x30 cm), illustrated endpapers, 120 pages plus a 40 page appendix telling a classic Japanese comedic tale about two men traveling the Tokaido road.

    ILLUSTRATED with 56 Color Woodblock Prints, 55 reproducing Hiroshige's 53 Stages of Tokaido (Hiroshige's 53 stations of the Tokaido consisted of 55 prints), and a frontispiece plate of Hiroshige; plus 55 b&w photographs showing the locale of each Hiroshige print as it was when the c.1910 photograph was taken.

    Condition: The covers are abraded, the front endpapers have a few small worm holes, there is an old bookseller's catalog description taped on a blank prelim, the inner pages are lightly age toned as normal, there is some soiling, foxing, and light staining here and there mostly in the margins; overall the pages are sound and the prints and photographs are bright and lovely.

    A complete copy of this rare side-by-side look at Hiroshige's 55 prints of the 53 stations of Tokaido, and corresponding photographs of the same locale taken in 1918.

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