Literary Hill Series

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Literary Hill Series

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The Literary Hill Series, also called the Jiang Xingxi Rare Collection Series, was compiled by Jiang Xingxi  during China’s Republican era. Jiang Xingxi, whose original name was Ruli, was from Zhili Town in Wuxing, Zhejiang. In 1899, Jiang Xingxi created his own literary garden at Hu Long Street and Jia Yu Gateway. Having collected a significant number of rare books he published selected monographs. Because of the nature of these ancient works it was difficult to create offprints from them, so Jiang painstakingly assembled epigraphs and other elements into editions that could be published using contemporary moveable type presses. The collection became known as the Literary Hill Series. In total, four collections of 28 subjects and 168 scrolls were printed. Among these are the well-known Qing Dynasty masterpieces of book collectors including A Collection of Sishi Studio, Yiyun Library Bibliographies of the Song and Yuan Dynasties, Biexia Painting and Calligraphy Record, Chijing Library Record, Tiehan Epilogue, Diaogu Tower Collection, and Zhisheng Dao Epilogue. This collection was originally published in the 13th year of the Republican period (1924), and it was once sold abroad in Japan, Europe and America, and it was held in great esteem by many book collectors. It has been unavailable since then. This collection is a reproduction of the original moveable type edition, which served as the master copy of the original.      

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Literary Hill Series

Jiang Xingxi

 

ISBN: 9787807526070

Format: Hardcover

Volumes: 15

Pages: 7,700

Trim Size: 7 9/32 x 10 15/64 inches

Pub Date: 4/25/14

Price: $3000

Language: Chinese

BISAC 1: HIS008000

BISAC 2: HIS030000

BISAC 3: REF000000

 

 

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The Literary Hill Series, also called the Jiang Xingxi Rare Collection Series, was compiled by Jiang Xingxi  during China’s Republican era. Jiang Xingxi, whose original name was Ruli, was from Zhili Town in Wuxing, Zhejiang. In 1899, Jiang Xingxi created his own literary garden at Hu Long Street and Jia Yu Gateway. Having collected a significant number of rare books he published selected monographs. Because of the nature of these ancient works it was difficult to create offprints from them, so Jiang painstakingly assembled epigraphs and other elements into editions that could be published using contemporary moveable type presses. The collection became known as the Literary Hill Series. In total, four collections of 28 subjects and 168 scrolls were printed. Among these are the well-known Qing Dynasty masterpieces of book collectors including A Collection of Sishi Studio, Yiyun Library Bibliographies of the Song and Yuan Dynasties, Biexia Painting and Calligraphy Record, Chijing Library Record, Tiehan Epilogue, Diaogu Tower Collection, and Zhisheng Dao Epilogue. This collection was originally published in the 13th year of the Republican period (1924), and it was once sold abroad in Japan, Europe and America, and it was held in great esteem by many book collectors. It has been unavailable since then. This collection is a reproduction of the original moveable type edition, which served as the master copy of the original.