The Oracle Bones from Honan (China): An Outline of History and Problems in Connection with the Collection at the Institute of Book, Document, Writing. George Bounakoff.

The Oracle Bones from Honan (China): An Outline of History and Problems in Connection with the Collection at the Institute of Book, Document, Writing

Leningrad: The Academy of Sciences Press, 1935. First Edition. Hardcover. Tall octavo; 107, viipp. Near Fine copy in later green leatherette; original printed wrappers bound in at rear. Text in Russian, Chinese and partial English; 3-page English summary at rear. Transactions of the Marr Institute of Language and Mentality Vol. 3. The first work in Russian on the subject, dealing with the inscribed bones of sacrificial animals and tortoise shells as well as other relics from Anyang, Honan, China. The work consists of three parts; 1) a detailed account of the history of the Anyang relics on the basis of data which the author was able to gather from literature at his disposal; 2) some details on the collection at IBDW consisting of 199 objects representing fragments of inscribed bones; the author's index, 282 titles of books and articles dealing with these relics, annotated in brief and a subject index of 72 topics. Two institutional holdings located. Item #20351

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