|Author||Zhang Yushu 張玉書, 1642-1711|
|Pub. Location||Lingnan 嶺南||Publisher||Panshi Haishanxianguan 潘氏海山僊館|
|Date||1711||Phys. Desc.||160 (180?) v. ; 27 cm.|
|Location||Gold Room||Call Number||Case W Row 1:3-5 [AE4.P4 1711]|
|Peiwen yunfu 佩文韻府 / [Zhang Yushu deng fengchi zhuan 張玉書等奉敕撰].|
No date or place of publication. Preface dated: 康熙50 .
Appears to be 19th century binding. Data based on OCLC record for 140 vol. edition.
Spine numbering indicates 180 vols. Library has vol. 1-159 only, perhaps indicating the more common 160 vol. edition has been combined in this set.
"Commissioned by Qing Shengzu 清聖祖 [Kangxi 康熙] in 1704; compiled by Zhang Yushu 張玉書 ... [et al.] and completed in 1711; Yunfu shiyi 韻府拾遺 commissioned in 1716, completed 1720" Cf. Teng, S.Y., Annotated bibliography of selected Chinese reference works, p. 97-98.
"The most comprehensive premodern collection of phrases ... compiled under Imperial auspices .. To this day no Chinese dictionary has included as many words. All 700,000 are arranged under the rhyme of their last character. Each compound is followed by quotations (with references) showing the different uses of the word or phrase, but no definitions as such are given. The Peiwen yunfu is an enlargement of Yuan and Ming dynastic predecessors ... intended as an aid to literary composition" -- Cf. Wilkinson, E., Chinese history, a manual, p. 64-65, 74, 93, 289.