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Hengxing lizhi 恆星曆指. [Jap-Sin II, 38.3]
AuthorSchall von Bell, Johann Adam 湯若望, 1592-1666
Pub. Location---Publisher---
Date1631Phys. Desc.3 juan, 7 fols.
LocationARSICall NumberSee contents note
Hengxing lizhi 恆星曆指 / Tang Ruowang zhuan 湯若望譔.
ARSI ed. not held, but the Institute library includes a manuscript copy made in Japan during the 18th-early 19th century which matches quite precisely Fr. Albert Chan's description below.
See manuscript copy.

Full bibliographic citation see: Ad Dudink & Nicolas Standaert, Chinese Christian Texts Database (CCT-Database).

JapSin II, 38.3
Hengxing lizhi 恆星曆指.
By Tang Ruowang 湯若望 (Johann Adam Schall von Bell).
Three juan. Bamboo paper. No date or place of publication.

The cover bears the title Hengxingli 恆星曆 and a Latin inscription: “De motu stellarum fixarum cum suis tabulis.”
The verso of the title page mentions the chief compiler of the Chongzhen lishu 崇禎曆書, Xu Guangqi 徐光啟, the author, Schall 湯若望撰, the reviser, Giacomo Rho 羅雅谷訂, and the proofreaders: Li Yuchun 李遇春, Sung Kecheng 宋可成, Chen Yingdeng 陳應登, Dong Siding 董思定, Chen Yujie 陳于階, and Zhu Guangxian 朱光顯.
The proofreaders of juan 2 are: Li Yuchun, Wei Banglun 魏邦綸, Chen Yingdeng, Zhu Maoyuan 祝懋元, Chen Yujie, and Zhu Tingshu 朱廷樞 (folio 1v), and of juan 3: Li Zubai 李祖白, Chen Yingdeng, Yang Zhihua 楊之華, Wu Mingzhu 鄔明著, and Zhang Cheng 掌乘 (folio 1v).
The table of contents of juan 1 is misplaced and so also the preface. The first folio of the preface (marked as folio 2) is placed by mistake after folio 7. Folio 3 is missing. Folio 1r of juan 1 is marked: 曆指第一卷,恆星一;曆指第二卷目錄,恆星二, that of juan 2: 曆指第二卷,恆星二 and juan 3: 曆指第三卷,恆星三.
The title page is misplaced after folio 1, the recto of which reads: Chongzhen lishu 崇禎曆書; the verso gives the name of the chief compiler and those of the author, reviser and collators (Li Yuchun, Wu Mingzhu, Yang Zhihua, and Chen Yingdeng).
There are nine columns in each half folio with twenty-two characters in the first column of each paragraph and twenty-one in the rest of the paragraph. Annotations are given in smaller type and in double lines. The title of the book and the number of the juan and of the folio are given in the middle of each folio.
This book deals with the theory of the fixed stars. For the books in the lizhi series, see Jap-Sin II, 25.
Source: Albert Chan, S.J., Chinese Books and Documents in the Jesuit Archives in Rome, pp. 323-324.
Subject(s)Stars--Early works to 1800
Stars--Catalogs
Astronomy--China--History--Sources
Schall von Bell, Johann Adam 湯若望, 1592-1666--Contributions in astronomy
Jesuits--China--16th-18th centuries--Contributions in astronomy
Rec. TypeBook (stitch-bound 線裝本)LanguageChinese 中文
CollectionARSIRec. #14650