Collected Works Compiled and Printed by Ye Zigu


This volume is a collection of works, in various literary forms, written by unknown writers of the Song and Yuan dynasties (960–1368), selected and compiled by Ye Zigu during the Wanli reign (1573–1620) of the Ming dynasty. The inscription on the cover states that it was printed, using the original Anhui woodblocks, by Sizhiguan, a printing workshop owned by a man named Yang Jin. The selected verses and essays lean towards humor and include some doggerel. Other similar collections of that period were identified by their authors, but this collection is not. The work was acquired by the Library of Congress in Japan, and the two seal impressions, Chuncheng qing wan and Tianqiao wen ku, indicate that previously it was in a Japanese collection.


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Printed by Sizhiguan, Anhui, China


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9 juan in 4 volumes

Last updated: January 3, 2018