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Xin Kan Sheng Ji Tu Ji Illustrated biography of Confucius. 1874. 53 double-page spread Bll. Transverse-4°. Oblong brooch with block book binding (front cover missing, back cover with tears and missing parts. Book block with vertical fold.)China - Confucius Xin Kan Sheng Ji Tu Ji Illustrated biography of Confucius. 1874. 53 double-page spread Bll. Transverse-4°. Oblong brooch with block book binding (front cover missing, back cover with tears and missing parts. Book block with vertical fold). First edition. - In commemoration of the reopening of the Temple of Confucius in Qufu reproduced from stone slabs which are kept in it. - One of the earliest preserved Lianhuanhua (Chinese books with consecutive illustrations). Contains prologue from the analects and a printed dedication of Kong Xianlan. - Inside browned and partly stained, good overall. - Rare. Xin Kan Sheng Ji Tu Ji Illustrated biography of Confucius. 1874. 53 double-page sheets. Cross-4°. Original brochure with block book binding (front cover missing, back cover with tears and missing parts. Book block with vertical fold). First edition. - In commemoration of the reopening of the Temple of Confucius in Qufu reproduced from stone plates which are kept in the temple. - One of the earliest preserved Lianhuanhua (Chinese books with consecutive illustrations). Contains prologue from the analects and a printed dedication of Kong Xianlan. - Inside browned and partly stained, good overall. - Rare.

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