Clive Farahar Antiquarian Books - Rare and Antiquarian Books and Manuscripts

 
CHINA.
CHINESE PRINTING BLOCK
CHINA. Hand carved Wooden Block for printing part of an untitled text on good reading matter,  leaves 27-28,  19th century
double-sided 7¾ x 10 ins., light worming, a few small edge cracks, damage to top left corner of leaf 27 and surface damage to about 20 characters nearby,
Leaf 28 is interesting for giving the exact lengths of various classics by Confucius, Mencius and others, measured in numbers of characters, and running into tens of thousands.
£85.00   

Stock ref: 11523




 
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