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Xiaowanjuanlou congshu 小萬卷樓叢書

May 28, 2012 © Ulrich Theobald

Xiaowanjuanlou congshu 小萬卷樓叢書 "Collectanea of the Small Studio of the Ten Thousand Volumes" is a series of collectanea (congshu 叢書) compiled by the Qing-period 清 (1644-1911) scholar Qian Peiming 錢培名, son of the famous editor Qian Xizuo 錢熙祚 (d. 1844). It includes 17 books with a total length of 64 juan, and an appendix of 7 juan.

Like his father, Qian Peiming was an ardent collector of books and published a lot of critical researches, together with Zhang Wenhu 張文虎 (1808-1885). In the preface of the series, the background of its compilation is described in detail. The series is not restricted to themes or a time frame, but it concentrates on scholarly books of a wide range. It was unfortunately destroyed by the impact of war and rebellion before it could be published and is therefore relatively short in comparison with the collections published by Qian Xizuo.

A later revision resulted in the elimination of the text Xu Lüshi dushi ji 續呂氏讀詩記 that was meanwhile published separately and the subsequent replacement of it by the book Wuling shanren zazhu 武陵山人雜著. Each book is accompanied by a bibliographic description that also includes text-critical remarks. It was printed in 1878.

Table 1. The series Xiaowanjuanlou congshu 小萬卷樓叢書
(Qing) 錢培名 Qian Peiming (comp.)
1854 edition; reprint 1878 by Master Qian from Jinshan 金山錢氏(錢培名)
書名, length in juan Title Author(s)
易學濫觴 一卷 Yixue lanshang (Yuan) 黃澤 Huang Ze
續呂氏讀詩記 一卷 Xu Lüshi dushi ji (part of second edition) (Song) 戴溪 Dai Xi
春秋通義 一卷 Chunqiu tongzi (Song) NN
左傳博義拾遺 二卷 Zuozhuan boyi shiyi (Qing) 朱元英 Zhu Yuanying
律呂元音 一卷 Lülü yuanyin (Qing) 畢華珍 Bi Huazhen
豐清敏公遺事 一卷 Feng Qingmingong yishi (Song) 李朴 Li Pu
越絕書 十五卷
(附)札記 一卷
Yuejueshu
app. Zhaji
(Han) 袁康 Yuan Kang; (Qing) 錢培名 Qian Peiming (comm.)
唐書直筆 四卷 Tangshi zhibi (Song) 呂夏卿 Lü Xiaqing
申鑒 五卷
(附)札記 一卷
Shenjian
app. Zhaji
(Han) 荀悅 Xun Yue; (Qing) 錢培名 Qian Peiming (comm.)
中論 二卷
(附)逸文 一卷
札記 一卷
Zhonglun
app. Yiwen
Zhaji
(Han) 徐幹 Xu Gan; (Qing) 錢培名 Qian Peiming (comm.)
醫經正本書 一卷
(附)札記 一卷
Yijing zhengbenshu (Song) 程迥 Cheng Jiong; (Qing) 錢培名 Qian Peiming (comm.)
對數簡法 一卷
續對數簡法一卷
Duisuan jianfa
Xu duisuan jianfa
(Qing) 戴煦 Dai Xu
元城語錄 三卷
附錄 一卷
Yuancheng yulu
Fulu
(Song) 馬永卿 Ma Yongqing
道德真經集解 四卷 Daode zhenjing jijie (Jurchen-Jin) 趙秉文 Zhao Bingwen
陸士衡文集 十卷
(附)札記 一卷
Lu Shiheng wenji (Jin) 陸機 Lu Ji; (Qing) 錢培名 Qian Peiming (comm.)
謝幼盤文集 十卷 Xie Youpan wenji (Song) 謝薖 Xie Ke
西渡詩集 一卷
補遺 一卷
Xidu shiji
Buyi
(Song) 洪炎 Hong Yan
武陵山人雜著 一卷 Wuling shanren zazhu (part of Guangxu edition) (Qing) 顧觀光 Gu Guanguang
Sources:
Li Xueqin 李學勤, Lü Wenyu 呂文鬰, ed. (1996). Siku da cidian 四庫大辭典 (Changchun: Jilin daxue chubanshe), Vol. 2, 2089.
Shanghai tushuguan 上海圖書館, ed. (1982). Zhongguo congshu zonglu 中國叢書綜錄 (Shanghai: Shanghai guji chubanshe), Vol. 1, 194.
Wu Feng 吳楓, ed. (1987). Jianming Zhongguo guji cidian 簡明中國古籍辭典 (Changchun: Jilin wenshi chubanshe), 65.