Erh-ya (3 chuan)

This Erh-ya dictionary with annotation by Kuo P'u (ft. A.D. 317) is one of the rare extant editions printed at the Kuo-tzu Chien or the Southern Sung Imperial Academy (A.D. 1127-1279). The text is circumscribed by a black border of 22.8 x 16.2 cm, which consists of double lines on the right and left sides of the page. Along the outer folded edge of the page, the top specifies the total number of characters per page, while the bottom lists the name of the carvers. Each folded page contains 8 rows of 116 large characters with commentary in double lines of 21 characters. The last two pages of this edition were hand-copied.

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