In fair condition, see description
Ancient appendix (追加) of a dictionary of Chinese characters (first edition) - "Inkyō jishi retsui" - Published by Yamaguchi Mohei - Japan - 1699
This rare item is a Japanese dictionary of Kanji characters from the Edo period, dated 1699. (See photos for the publication and date)
The inkyō (Chinese: Yunjing), literally translated as "Mirror of Rhymes" are ancient dictionaries sorted by 'rhyme' or phonetic reading of Chinese characters.
The book was printed on mulberry paper using wooden moulds. A text of great value for any researcher, scholar or historian who needs a dictionary of old Japanese Kanji characters.
The Japanese Kanji characters changed over the centuries from the original Chinese base. A consequence of this is that the Japanese have difficulty reading documents written before the end of the 19th century.
27 x 19 cm
All of the interior pages are in good condition, with the exception of some damage caused by insects in the lower right corner, and around six pages with a darker colour.
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