[Chinese]: Qing wen zong hui; [Manchu]: Manju gisun I uheri isabuha bithe; [The Compendium of the Manchurian Language]. Yanji LI, orig. compilers YIXING.
[Chinese]: Qing wen zong hui; [Manchu]: Manju gisun I uheri isabuha bithe; [The Compendium of the Manchurian Language].
[Chinese]: Qing wen zong hui; [Manchu]: Manju gisun I uheri isabuha bithe; [The Compendium of the Manchurian Language].
[Chinese]: Qing wen zong hui; [Manchu]: Manju gisun I uheri isabuha bithe; [The Compendium of the Manchurian Language].

“Indispensable…Even Today”

[Chinese]: Qing wen zong hui; [Manchu]: Manju gisun I uheri isabuha bithe; [The Compendium of the Manchurian Language].

12 vols. 8vo, orig. wrappers, orig. block-printed title labels in both Manchu & Chinese on upper covers (one label missing), new stitching. [From the title-page]: Jingzhou: Jingzhou zhu fang fan yi zong xue, 1897; Afterwords in final volume dated 1897 & 1911

An early reprint (1st ed.: 1897) of “this indispensable reference work for scholars of Manchurian studies even today”–Yong & Peng, Chinese Lexicography. A History from 1046 BC to AD 1911 (Oxford), p. 398. This work combines two of the leading Manchu–Chinese dictionaries of the 18th century: Yanji Li’s The Compendium of the Manchurian Language (1750) and Yixing’s The Supplements of the Manchurian Language (1786). Our edition was edited by the Manchurian scholars Xiangxiang, Zhikuan, and Zhipei.

Fine set, preserved in a chitsu. Rare.

Price: $4,250.00

Item ID: 7191

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