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JapSin I, 123
Jiaoyao jielüe 教要解略.
By Wang Fengsu 王豐肅 (Alfonso Vagnone).
Two juan, Chinese bamboo paper in two volumes. First volume, thirty-six folios; second volume, thirty-three folios. Re-engraved edition by the Jingjiaotang 景教堂 of Fujian.
There is no title page nor is there a preface of the author. The first folio of the first volume bears the inscription: 解略卷之上 (Jielüe, vol. I), 西海王豐肅述 (Narrated by Wang Fengsu of the West Sea), 閩景教堂重刻 (Re-engraved by the Jingjiaotang of Fujian).
The format is the same as that of Jap-Sin I, 57 and 61, except that in the middle of each folio the abbreviated title 解略 Jielüe is given. The quality of the paper is inferior to that of the other two editions.
There are only thirty-six folios in the first juan (so the folio numbers differ from those in the other two copies). The folios 1–11 are the same as in the other two editions. But there is no general summary of the Decalogue and no explanation of the Ten Commandments (cf. Jap-Sin I, 57). Before folio 1, however, the Decalogue from a Qinyitang 欽一堂 (Fujian) engraved edition has been inserted. Despite this, the first nine folios of this inserted text are missing: the zonggang 總綱 (general summary), the explanations of the first five Commandments and the first folio of the explanation of the sixth Commandment. Without any doubt, these nine folios have been torn out, as parts of the folios 4–9 are still left in the book. At the end of folio 14 there is an inscription: 天主十誡解略終 (End of the commentary on the Decalogue) and two columns in small characters, giving the author and the place of publication (Qinyitang of Fuzhou): 泰西王豐肅述 | 閩中欽一堂梓.
On the top margin of folio 10 there is a Latin inscription: “Catechismus antiquus. Incompletus ab initio.” At the side there is an inscription: “Vagnone, Alfonso spiegazione abbreviata della dottrina cristiana. Pfister I, 91.”
Actually these two volumes are complete in themselves. However, if we compare them with the original, we see that the general summary of the Decalogue and some of the explanations of the Commandments are missing. It is not the Jiaoyao jielüe in its integrity.
The second juan contains thirty-three folios and is the same as in the other two copies.
[Author’s Note: We have placed together the next two numbers, Jap-Sin I, 57a and 126, both editions of the Tianzhu jiaoyao.]
Source: Albert Chan, S.J., Chinese Books and Documents in the Jesuit Archives in Rome, pp. 104-105.