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Zengbu mengye quanshu 增補蒙䤳全書. [Jap-Sin I, 168-169]
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Daten.d.Phys. Desc.2 juan.
JapSin I, 168-169
Zengbu mengye quanshu 增補蒙䤳*全書.
Compiled by Wang Guanhuan 王觀煥 (zi 章發) in 1721. Edited by Zhou Qing 周清 (zi 國芳) and revised by Lu Yuexiang 陸岳祥 (zi 錫山), all three natives of Shanghai.
Two juan. Published by the Hengdetang 恆德堂. No date of publication (1823?).
There is a Latin inscription on the cover of the first volume of three sets: [168] “Bibliotheca S.I. Colleg. Iriensis | Libri pro scholarum | discipulis (sine valore).” [168a] “Bibliotheca S.I. Colleg. Iriensis | Speculum parvulorum | pro Studio characterum.” [168b] “Bibliotheca S.I. Colleg. Iriensis | Encyclopedia.” Voghera, known in the old days as Iria (hence, Collegium Iriensis), is a small town near Pavia and according to the division of administration in the Society it belonged to the Turin Province.
There is a preface by Zhou Qing, dated 1823 (Daoguang 3), and for each of the juan a table of contents. The title of the book is given on the first folio of both juan with the name of the publisher, the Hengdetang, below. It then gives the names of the compiler, the editor and the reviser, respectively: 上海王觀煥纂輯 | 上海周清國芳重輯 | 申江陸鶴祥錫山校正.
The upper middle of each folio bears the title of the book with the number of the juan and the number of the folio marked below together with the name of the publisher. Juan A consist of thirty-three folios and juan B of thirty-two folios.
The book is divided and classified according to subject matter. There are quite a number of unusual vulgar words. Occasionally the pronunciations and meanings are given. It is not easy for a modern reader to find out the missing pronunciations and meanings of the words.

The “Complete book serving as a mirror [ye 䤳] for the young” is a collection of terminology, forty to fifty percent of which cannot be found in ordinary books. The preface of Zhou Qing tells that he first saw this book in 1820 and did not know who was the author. Till then the manuscript had never been printed; it was handed down by copying, with the result that there were many copyists’ errors. We are told that Lu Yuexiang (Lu Hexiang) undertook the work of revision and Zhou Qing himself tried to add terminology to the original book. It was eventually verified that its author, Wang Guanhuan, had it finished in 1721 (Kangxi 60) with the help of Wang Tongmei 王同枚 (zi 廷卜), who served as reviser.

Source: Albert Chan, S.J., Chinese Books and Documents in the Jesuit Archives in Rome, pp. 225-226.
*䤳 =[金+夜] {U+4933}

Rec. TypeBook (stitch-bound 線裝本)LanguageChinese 中文
CollectionARSIRec. #14574