Nigensha 二玄社. 6.1 x 8.6", 5 volumes, text in Japanese, hardboard, slipcase, Tokyo, 1976.
Vol.1 234 pp., 55 b/w illustrations Vol.2 286 pp., 53 b/w illustrations Vol.3 350 pp., 50 b/w illustrations Vol.4 212 pp., 50 b/w illustrations Vol.5 264 pp., 29 b/w illustrations. Item #20596
This volume is a study of treatises on the appreciation of scholar's subjects from the Song to the Qing dynasty, including Mi Fu's Yan Shi (History of Inkstones) and other treatises dealing with Qin (zither), plum blossoms, inkstones, calligraphic models, etc. The author also investigates the history and tradition of the 'scholarly taste'. Illustrated with various facsimile reproductions of rare books, this 5-volume set is an essential reference on the Chinese scholar's tradition.
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