Bohai guo ji [Record of the Bohai Kingdom].

78; 82 folding leaves. Three parts in two vols. 8vo, orig. wrappers, orig. block-printed title labels on upper covers, orig. stitching. Beijing: Wen hua zhai, Third Preface dated 1935.

Early edition of this notable history of the Bohai Kingdom, written by Weihan Huang (d. 1929-31), government official and historian. The Bohai (or Parhae or Balhae) Kingdom (698-926) occupied the Manchurian plains to the north of the Korean peninsula.

In his history, Huang was not entirely dependent on Chinese histories but used many Korean and Japanese works of reference and history.

Fine set, preserved in a hantao.

Price: $2,750.00

Item ID: 7826

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