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Jiaoshi lizhi 交食曆指. [Jap-Sin II, 41.4]
AuthorSchall von Bell, Johann Adam 湯若望, 1592-1666
Pub. Location---Publisher---
Date1634Phys. Desc.7 juan.
Full bibliographic citation see: Ad Dudink & Nicolas Standaert, Chinese Christian Texts Database (CCT-Database).

JapSin II, 41.4
Jiaoshi lizhi 交食曆指.
By Tang Ruowang 湯若望 (Johann Adam Schall von Bell).
Seven juan. Chinese bamboo paper in seven volumes. No date or place of publication.

There is a label on the cover with the title and a Latin inscription: “Modus calculandi eclipses | solis et lunae | a p. Adam Schall | 7 Tomi.”
The verso of the title page bears the title of the collection: Xiyang xinfa lishu 西洋新法曆書 and the section the book belongs to: 法原部,交食一, followed by the names of the chief compiler: Xu Guangqi 明禮部尚書兼翰林院學士協理詹事府加俸一級徐光啟督修, the author of the book and the reviser: Schall and Rho 修政曆法極西耶穌會士湯若望撰,羅雅谷訂. The proofreaders (門人…受法) of the seven juan were:

Juan 1: Wu Mingzhu 鄔明著, Zhou Shitai 周士泰, Chen Yingdeng 陳應登, Zhu Guangxian 朱光顯, Cheng Tingrui 程廷瑞, and Zhou Shicui 周士萃.
Juan 2–3: Chen Yujie 陳于階, Yin Kai 殷鎧, Ge Chengke 戈承科, Xu Huan 徐瑍, Song Fa 宋發, and Bao Yingqi 鮑英齊.
Juan 4: Zhu Maoyuan 祝懋元, Zhang Youzhuan 掌有篆, Zhu Guoshou 朱國壽, Zuo Yunhe 左允和, Li Zubai 李祖白, and Wu Zhiyan 武之彥.
Juan 5: Huang Hongxian 黃宏憲, Li Hua 李華, Jia Liangdong 賈良棟, Jiao Yingxu 焦應旭, Zhang Cheng 掌乘, and Song Keli 宋可立.
Juan 6: Pan Guoxiang 潘國祥, Chen Zhengjian 陳正諫, Liu Youqing 劉有慶, Zhu Guangda 朱光大, Ge Jiwen 戈繼文, and Zhou Shichang 周士昌.
Juan 7: Jia Liangqi, Xu Huan, Chen Yingdeng, Liu Youtai 劉有泰, Wu Mingzhu, and Yin Kai.

The verso of the title page of juan 2 gives the name of the official who was in charge of the printing blocks (Yang Weiyi): 明工部虞衡清史司郎中楊惟一梓. Except for juan 1 and 7, this line appears in all the volumes. Folio 9a of juan 1 gives the title as: 曆指第九卷,交食一, the last or seventh volume of this book being 曆指第十五,交食七.
There is a preface by Schall himself (two and one-half folios). 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 double lines and in smaller characters.

Cf. Courant 4963–I; Väth, p. 364, no. 9.
Source: Albert Chan, S.J., Chinese Books and Documents in the Jesuit Archives in Rome, pp. 339-340.

Subject(s)Eclipses--Calculation and prediction--China
Jesuits--China--16th-18th centuries--Contributions in astronomy
Astronomy--China--History--Early works to 1800
Rec. TypeBook (stitch-bound 線裝本)LanguageChinese 中文
CollectionARSIRec. #14672