Washington DC: Library of Congress, 1957. 1st. Original wrappers. First Editions. Octavos; , 666pp; 667-1306pp. Title in English and Chinese. Text in Chinese only. Printed grey wrappers (age toning; foxing to upper page edges, very light extremity wear); else near fine copies. Item #18464
Lists 1,777 ancient classic works, which are organized in four categories: jing (classics); shi (historical works); zi (philosophic works); and ji (literary works). Eleven of the compiled works are Song dynasty (960-1279) editions; one is a Jin dynasty (1115-1234) edition; 14 are Yuan dynasty (1260-1368) editions; 1,518 are Ming dynasty (1368-1644) editions; and 70 are early Qing dynasty (1644-1795) editions. There are also 140 manuscripts, including eight Dunhuang scrolls and 23 miscellaneous items.