Very Good. Item #9280
Taiwan: National Palace Museum, 1974. First Edition. Folio (38x27x1cm; in chemise of 29x27.5x1.5cm); [iii] + 41pp, each page a double-spread. Entirely in Chinese.
Traditional Chinese fukurotoji stab-binding, with the bound spine on the right edge and the pages folded at the outer edge. Wraps of limp textured teal paper with rice paper label. Housed in a light honey yellow chemise, with paste-on label.
Chemise shows some shelfwear, with sunning in upper back left corner, and small scuffs—but it has done its job, as the volume itself is impeccable.
Emperor Huizong (1082–1135) was the father of Emperor Gaozong (1107–1187), a dynasty of rulers by habit and calligraphers by talent. This volume reproduces, in 41 double-spreads, exemplary details of the celebrated poems written out in their hands.