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Bushi quanshu 卜筮全書. [Jap-Sin I, 23]
AuthorTanyizhai 談易齊
Pub. Location---PublisherTang Daya 唐大涯
Date1630Phys. Desc.14 v. ; 24 x 16 cm.
LocationARSICall NumberNOT HELD. DESCRIPTION ONLY
JapSin I, 23
Bushi quanshu 卜筮全書.
Fourteen juan. Only the first ce is preserved (three juan).
Chinese paper, 24 x 16 cm.
Published by Tang Daya 唐大涯 Bookstore. Ming edition.

The first page reads: Bushi quanshu revised by the Tanyi zhai 談易齊. On the left of the same page there is a statement:

We have invited Mr. Yao Baiyu 姚百愚 to suppress what is unnecessary and to put in a supplement. It should be quite different from other books of this kind. First of all, one might make use of it to fathom the profound secret of the ancient sages, and then to scrutinize the hidden subtlety of diverse [philosophical] schools . . . .
There is a preface by Gu Zongmeng 顧宗孟 of Dong-Wu 東吳, dated the fourth month of Chongzhen 崇禎庚午 (1630). A general direction to the readers and a table of contents are given at the beginning of the book.
The Naikaku Bunko owns a Ming edition (fourteen juan, six ce; preface of 1630) of the Bushi quanshu, compiled by Yao Jilong 姚際隆 (NBC, p. 245).

Source: Albert Chan, SJ, Chinese Books and Documents in the Jesuit Archives in Rome, p. 21.

Subject(s)Divination--China
Rec. TypeBookLanguageChinese 中文
CollectionARSIRec. #5282