Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Smith-Plimpton East Asian Collection, circa 700-1937

Series: Memorabilia

This series contains a variety of memorabilia collected by David Eugene Smith and George A. Plimpton during their travel to East Asia.

Formerly part of the Smith Orientalia collection.

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Box 1 Journal Article: The Lineal Measures of Fa-hian and Yuan Chwang, by W. Vost, The Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, pp. 65-107 (43 pages), January 1903

Box 1 Notes on a book, reproduction fascimile on a book

Box 1 Collection notes, 1910

A letter to DES on Japanese mathematics, 1910

Box 1 Da ming baochao = 大明寶鈔, 洪武/Hongwu[circa 1375]

Gift from Dallas Pratt, 1965.

See https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/C_1942-0805-1

Box 1 Children's addition colored chart wheel, circa 1912-1937

Commercial press,上海商務印書館

Box 1 Children's multiplication colored chart wheel, circa 1912-1937

Commercial press,上海商務印書館

Box 1 Chinese Rubbing: Inscription on the establishment of the Women and Children Protection Center in Changzhou = 《常郡創建保節保嬰總局碑記》拓本, 清光緒5/Qing Guangxu 5[1879]

Colophon text: Written by Zhou Jiamei. Drafted by Yao Meng.


Box 1 Arithmetic papers of Children in Higher State Normal School, Tokyo, Japan, Age 8-13, circa 20th century

Age 8: 算術科 第二部 尋常三年生

Age 9: 算術科 第二部 尋常四年

Age 10: 算術科

Age 11: 算術科 高等二年

Age 12: 算術科 高等三年

Age 13: 算術科 高等四年

Box 1 Japanese calendar: Enpō 8 = 延宝八庚申暦, 延宝8年/Enpō 8[1680]

巻首「伊勢内宮改暦 榊葉善大夫/延宝八年かのとのとりの暦 凡三百八十?ケ日」。

奥書「延宝七年十一月一日 榊葉重宜謹勘之」(陰刻)。

Box 1 Japanese Ofuda = お札/御札/御神札, circa 1900s-1931, 2 items

春日若官社御神符/Kasugataisha Kan-sha go shinpu

北野天満神守護所/Kitano Tenmangū kami Shugo-sho

Box 1 Japanese Rubbing, 大正甲子/Taisho 13[1924]

Colophon text on rubbing:

大正甲子十月朔/1924 October 1st

松蔭荘川弘篆額/Seal by Matsukageso Kawahiro

日窟居士増島六一郎撰/Written by Masushima, Rokuichiro

靖堂福島保三郎書/Calligraphed by Yasudo Fukushima, Hosaburo

Box 1 Korean manuscript

Possibly a writing practice book, or a tone/music related writing

Japanese Woodblock Prints

Box 1 Japanese illustration print: "the Temptations of Men", circa 1873

Publisher seal and date seal:

Publisher: Tsutakichi ban 蔦吉版 (Tsutaya Kichizō 蔦屋吉蔵 Marks 556 - seal 25-427), 1860-1867

Date seal: possibly 酉十, 1873

Mapcase 13-C-1 Great Poetry Gathering (Dai-e kyô hai ten ku) = 大会狂俳点句 = たいかいきょうはいてんく, 明治元年5月/Meiji 1 May [1868 May], 2 Leaves

種別: 錦絵 = Type: Nishikie

作者: 玉斎/画 = Creator: Gyokusai

発行所: 菱善/版 = Publisher: Ryozen

改印: 辰五改 = Censor Seal: Dragon 5 aratame

Also see: https://museumcollection.tokyo/works/6244150/

Mapcase 13-C-1 Tokuyō kō nuri mono aitsu ya = 徳用向ぬり物あいつ屋, circa 1868-1969, 2 Leaves

With censor seal and publisher seal.

種別: 錦絵 = Type: Nishikie

発行: 定/版 = Publisher: Tei or Sada

改印:辰八改 = Censor seal: Dragon 8 aratame

Also see:



「徳用向ぬり物あいつ屋」について 加藤 征治 郵政博物館 研究紀要 第11号 (2020年3月)

Box 2 2 Title scrolls to Land in Manchuria, 1797-1879

Gift of H. G. Friedman, June 15, 1960.

Text in manuscript, stamped and embroidered.

Citation of title in Chinese and Manchu with dates.

Box 2 Scroll 1: February 2, 1847; January 17, 1862; January 22, 1867; January 9, 1879

Box 2 Scroll 2: January 13, 1797; January 14, 1816; January 8, 1822; February 2, 1874

Box 2 Chinese Calligraphy Couplet Scrolls: "Er jing xin dui" by Huang Huaisen (1829-1902) = 二京新对, 植庭黄槐森, circa 1829-1902, 2 items

On scroll title: 二京新对

scroll 1 text: 書倉径史熔才气

scroll 2 text: 心地芝蘭藴德華

Box 2 Chinese Calligraphy Quatrain Scrolls: Kai mu miao shi que ming by Wu Jingming (1856-1928) = 開母廟石闕殘字, 西坡吳敬命, 民国壬戌冬日[1922 Winter], 4 items


Scroll 1: 極正而降休潁芬茲楙於圃疇閉木連理

Scroll 2: 於芊條盛胙日新而累熹而慕化鹹來王

Scroll 3: 而會...

Scroll 4: 朝其清靜九域尐其修治祈福

Box 2 4 Porcelain blue and white knobs, 4 items

set of 2: yin-yang design. One with circle in center, blue filled with white surrounding. Another with two circles, no fill, lines around.

Box 3 Orihon buddhist sutra manuscript: Perfection of Wisdom Sutra (Prajnaparamita sutra) 155 = 折本:大般若波羅蜜多經155, circa 11-12th century

on slip: "Manuscript Buddhistic scriptures. Orihon from Kamakura Dynasty, 11th-12th Century. From a Nara Temple. Written by Sanzo Hoshi, Gansho Nara Hensho Sanzo Hoshi is a title. One of a large work, part of numbered 155."

Box 3 Perfection of Wisdom Sutra (Prajnaparamita sutra) daihannya haramittakyō 584= 大般若波羅蜜多經, 卷584, 5 Paper fragments, circa 11-12th century

on slip: "Beginning of the Kamakura Dynasty, 11th-12th century, from the Jing-go temple, Kyoto, Japan. Purchased in 1930. David Eugene Smith"

1. 智非有色法不離有色...

2. 智相應之心,爾時爾時無容間起緣餘境心

3. []有彼我與無我若汝能[]如是布施是[]

4. 滅道聖諦清淨故一切智智清淨何以故

5. 爾時爾時漸復鄰近一切智智

Box 3 Scroll: Buddhist text: Womb Realm Samaya = 胎藏界三昧耶我隨要記, circa 15th century

on slip: "Buddhist scripture manuscript by hand of priest Ryo-un, in a monastry called cho-rakuji in Joshu 上州新田庄長楽寺"

Box 3 Scroll: Ittō-Ryū Hyōhō = 一刀流兵法, circa 1769

D.E.S. Note: "Education of a Samurai. A treatise on fencing, being a secret set of instructions given by the famous instructor Ito Kagehisa (Itō Ittōsai Kagehisa 伊藤 一刀斎 景久), about 1600. This is a copy made by the teacher Kawada [Sashi], at Nara, from Ito Kagehisa's original ms, 1769. It bears two of Kawada's handprints and was given to one of his pupils on graduating from his school. Purchased by me at Nara, 1930. David Eugene Smith"

Box 3 Scroll: Twenty-five Articles of Priest Kukai's Last Will = Goyuigo = 御遺告, circa 1700

D.E.S. Note: "Scroll written about 1700. Buddhistic teachings of the great priest-teacher Kobo dai shi [Kobo the great teacher]. Purchased at Kyoto, 1930."

This text is the teachings that Kukai (774-835; posthumously known as Kobo Daishi) provided for his disciples on the fifteenth day of the third month of Jowa 2 (835), 6 days before his death, which is called "Goyuigo" (the Last Words).

In the Goyuigo, he anticipated that he would soon die and he gave detailed directions on the management and operation of the temples of the Shingon or "True Word" school of Buddhism. The Shingon School has handed it down as an important canon.

For more info, also see: https://bunka.nii.ac.jp/heritages/detail/274092 http://emuseum.nich.go.jp/detail?langId=en&webView=null&content_base_id=100107&content_part_id=001&content_pict_id=002&x=-177&y=-141&s=1

Box 3 Scroll: History of Christianity = 基督傳概畧

Timeline of Christianity, with illustrations.

Box 3 Scroll: Japanese portrait scroll, reproduction, 明治24/Meiji 24[1891]

On publisher label:

明治24年9月1日印刷/Printed Meiji 24, September 1

明治24年9月13日出版/Published Meiji 24, September 13


発行者 官幣中社北野神社社幣所

Possibly portrait of Nobunaga? Oda Family Kamon on the cloth of the sitting person

Box 4 Japanese Calendar scrolls

Box 4 Kanagoyomi = かな暦, 慶長14-16年/Keichō 14-16[1609-1611]

Box 4 Kan'ei 14 nen [1637] Guchūreki = 寬永14年[1637]具注暦, 明治40/Meiji 40[1907]

Emperor Miosho. Shogun Ieyasu.

Box 4 Tenmon 3 to 5 nen Guchūreki, uragaki Hyakunin'isshu = 天文三年同五年具注暦, 裏書百人一首抄合巻一, 天文3-5年/Tenmon 3-5[1534-1536]

Also includes handwritten manuscript of Hyakunin Isshu/100 celebrated ancient poems/百人一首

Box 4 Enpō hachi-nen no koyomi = Calendar, Enpō 8[1680] = 延宝八年之暦, 明治40/Meiji 40[1907]

Shogun Ieyasu.

Box 4 Enpō hachi-nen no koyomi = Calendar, Enpō 8[1680] = 延宝八年之暦, 明治40/Meiji 40[1907]

Shogun Ieyasu.

Box 4 Enpo roku-nen Guchūreki = Calendar, Enpō 6[1678] 延宝六年具注暦, 明治40/Meiji 40[1907]


Box 5 Smith Japanese O-4a: 5 woodblocks, Onna daigaku takara bunko = 版木: 女大學寶文庫 貝原益軒, Fushimi [Kyoto] : Kameya Hanbe, 1846, 5 items

2 leaves per woodblock (front and back) see Smith Japanese O-4

Box 6 Smith Japanese O-4a: 1 woodblock, Onna daigaku takara bunko = 版木: 女大學寶文庫 貝原益軒, Fushimi [Kyoto] : Kameya Hanbe, 1846, 1 item

2 leaves per woodblock (front and back) see Smith Japanese O-4

Shelf 13v; 40w; 3 Smith Japanese O-4a: 9 woodblocks, Onna daigaku takara bunko = 版木: 女大學寶文庫 貝原益軒, Fushimi [Kyoto] : Kameya Hanbe, 1846, 9 items

wide width woodblocks (9 total, 4 leaves per woodblock)

1:leaf 15-18; 2:19-22; 3:23-24; 4:25-28; 5:29-32; 6:33-36; 7:37-39; 8:40-43; 9:44-46[1-2]

see Smith Japanese O-4

Shelf 13v; 40w; 3 Woodblock: Weidu Fu, Wenxuan, kan 6, leaf 13, Text with annotations = 版木:《魏都赋》文選, 卷六, 十三, after Qianlong 37 [1772]

Wen Xuan, also known as the Selections of Refined Literature. Text also include Japanese characters between kanji. Main text is the same as the Chinese edition (Qianlong 37 [1772]), but annotation is different, probably from the same era (see part 1, page 223-224). In text pagination: v. 6, leaf 13.



Shelf 13v; 40w; 3 Woodblock: Taoist sutra, Zhongxiao gao = 雕版: 忠孝誥, 忠誥下卷, 清道光30/Qing Daoguang 30[1850 September]

Written in Xiancheng, Guangdong.

Text of the first 2 lines:



Box 6 Woodblock: Taoist Canon (Zhengtong Daozang), Authenticity Grotto (Dongzhen bu), Histories and genealogies (Pulu lei) = 雕版: 正統道藏·洞真部·譜籙類, circa 1850

Text of the first 2 lines:



Box 6 Woodblock: Criminal Report Delegation form = 雕版: 刑事委任, circa 1912-1936

Box 6 Woodblock: Authorization form = 雕版: 具領狀人, circa 1912-1936

Box 6 Woodblock: Ying yuan shu yuan zhi lüe = A Brief Account of Yingyuan Academy, folio 9 = 雕版: 應元書院志略, 清同治9/Qing Tongzhi 9[1870]

Yingyuan Academy is located in Guangdong, China. The woodblock came from leaf 9 of the 1870 edition. Also includes a folder of the positive print

Box 7 3 pieces of oracle bones = 三片甲骨, circa 1300-1050 B.C.

Also known as "Smith Chinese Rare 39".

The following items are part of the David Eugene Smith Chinese Rare 39 at the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, located at the Butler Library 6th floor. Please contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

The front face of all three ox scapula are not real carved inscriptions. The center back of one (39b recto) has remains of gan-zhi day name. The latter date to PV of oracle bone. This dating is based on the form of character and style of writing. This inscription on the back is real. Notes by Qi Wenxin (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Department of History), 1997 August 25.

三对牛肩胛骨正面全是伪刻。中间一对反面(39b recto)有残干支表,为第五期刻碎。从字体,行款,来看应为真品。齐文心 (中国社会科学院) 1997年8月25日.

Use of digitized images is recommended: 大学数字图书馆国际合作计划 CADAL Project. 甲骨数字化 Digitized Oracle Bone Collections

Box 7 Smith Chinese 39a

Spurious (Qi Wenxin, 08/25/97)

Box 7 Smith Chinese 39b, verso

Spurious (Qi Wenxin, 08/25/97)

Box 7 Smith Chinese 39b, recto

Genuine (Qi Wenxin, 08/25/97)

Box 7 Smith Chinese 39c

Spurious (Qi Wenxin, 08/25/97)

Box 7 Notes regarding the oracle bones

Box 8 10 Chinese Bamboo Brushes, circa 1912-1936

Commercial press, 商務印書館. Each brush has engraving, noting the brush size and type of hair.

Box 8 Ri jin ri zhu gao liu bu qian yi yuan he guan = 日進 日逐稿流部 千衣 源和館, circa 19-20th century, 1 volume

"oblong" volume, an account book for a place named "Yuan he guan".

On the back of the ledger: William Bartholomew

Box 8 Impressions from Manchurian Prayer boards, 民國12/minguo 12[1923]

3 sheets: front side, reverse side impressions.

Stamp: 北京巴倫特; 中華民國十二年五月六參日送.

Margin notes: "This original and genuine prayer board carved in hard (teak) wood during reign of Emperor Kang Hsi Ching Dynasty, 1662-1723 A.D." "Printed from original Manchu prayer board. These Manchu prayer boards are from the great temples at Jehol, in southwestern Manchuria."

Box 9 3 Reprints of paintings from the Baoyunlou Collection (寶藴樓藏), printed by Beiping Antiquities Exhibition (北平古物陳列所印行), circa 1912-1918

Box 9 Exploring Lotus by Tang Yin (Ming Dynasty) = 明唐寅探蓮圖, circa 1912-1918

Box 9 Smoke and Trees by Mi Fu (Song Dynasty) = 宋米芾雲山煙樹, circa 1912-1918

Box 9 Heron in Autumn Pond by Wang Yuan (Yuan Dynasty) = 元王淵秋塘立鷺圖, circa 1912-1918

Box 9 Calligraphy: Ming ren shu ti, qian jing wu chuang= 名人書體 千金勿傳, circa 18th century

Note: "Collection made by a Korean scholar. Old specimens on silk, with modern characters on the margins, 18th century"

Box 9 Sutra calligraphy = Tang ren xie jing = 唐人寫經, 片紙一幀, 民國八年春/minguo 8[1919 Spring]

Gift of Zhang Yuanji (張元濟, 1867-1959) to Plimpton.

Box 9 6 watercolors on silk, by Ren Tan Kin = 蓮潭金先生畫妙, circa 1600

"6 watercolors on silk , by Ren Tan Kin, ca. 1600. laid in: 2 modern Japanese watercolors" and "ms of Ren-tan-kin, a well-known Korean artist of c.1600, with a series of paintings on silk"

Also include 2 Japanese prints: Asazuma Dancer in a Boat, Hiroshige, Nikko #18; Crow on a Branch, by Kawanabe Kyosai, Nikko #19.

Box 9 Manuscript and paintings of artist So-ko = 滄江畫帖

Also include 10 watercolors in 1 volume

Box 9 Map of China, Japan, Korea = 東洋三國地圖, 1 volume

on the verse side:《大唐三藏聖教序》弘福寺沙門懷仁集晉右將軍王羲之書

Box 9 Map of Gyeonggido, Korea = 京畿都地圖, circa mid-18th century, 1 volume

folded in 1 volume

Box 9 Map of Korea = 朝鮮地圖, 1710, 1 volume

folded in 1 volume

Box 9 Autograph letters of Tai-in-kun, adviser of the Emperor of Korea = 石坂大院王筆, circa 1875

Box 10 Item Plimpton Japanese K-33 Folio Old masterpieces reproduced by the Shimbi Shoin/Shinbi Shoin = 古代名書選 30枚

Tokyo, The Shimbi Shoin, Ltd. On note: " Presented to Mr. George Arthur Plimpton, with compliments of Maruzen Company, Limited, Tokyo".

Box 10 Item Plimpton Japanese H-18 Folio Hiroshige nikuhitsu gojūsantsugi zu = 廣重肉筆五十三次圖, 國華社, Tōkyō : Kokkasha, Taishō 9 [1920]

with note "Mrs. Plimpton, with compliments, Baroness Kanda"

Box 10 History of Chinese Mathematics, written by Yoshio Mikami in Yibei Daily News = 支那の数学, 三上義夫 in 藝備日日新聞

Newspaper containing Japanese translation of DES's article "history of Chinese mathematics"

Box 10 Japanese illustration manuscript: Calculation text and illustration of one man counting money and another man on abacus, circa 1815-1842

Only publisher seal and censor seal:

Publisher: 江崎屋吉兵衛 Ezakiya Kichibei (Marks 058 - seal 21-091), 1807-1845

Censor seal: 極 kiwame, 1815-1842

Box 10 Flag of South Korea, circa 20th century

Box 11 Hyakumantō dharani = One Million Pagodas and Dharani Prayers = 百萬塔內無垢淨光經, circa 764-770 C.E.

1 Box includes an pagoda and a wooden box. 1 folder includes 4 sheets of flatten mini scrolls.

Also include a letter from Y. Seki to Bertha M. Frick, dated 21th June 1952.

Formerly labeled as "Smith Rare 25".

Box 12 Scroll: Tōshō-gū goikun = Testament of Ieyasu = 東照公御遺訓, circa late Meiji period

Reproduction on scroll, with Portrait of Tokugawa Ieyasu 徳川家康.

Box 12 Japanese painting and calligraphy on silk, 昭和戌年? [1934?]

Box 12 I Ching = Yi Jing, brush on silk, written by Cao Jian (active 18th century) = 易經, 聽泉山人曹澗書

on note: "Decorative astrological wall hanging (a treatise on astrology), written and painted on silk"

Box 12 Scroll: Chinese calligraphy couplet, A forgery of calligraphy by Fu Shan (late Ming calligrapher), 2 items

Box 12 Scroll: Qing Dynasty hanging couplet (first half) = 卷軸: 仁德優洽身受福慶

On red paper, Annonymous

Box 12 Scroll: Letter from the Emperor to Qing Imperial Chief Ambassador Li Pei's Grandparents = 卷軸: 捐職布政司理問李霈之祖父母, 清道光5/Qing Daoguang 5[1825]

on note: "Letter from the Emperor of China to a man and his wife of the Li family. Daoguang 5(1825), December 13th. In Manchurian and Chinese. [Of?] serve the characters woven at the ends." 捐封大字貳百六十八号布理李霈

Box 12 Typus eclipsis lunae, by Verbiest, Ferdinand= 卷軸: 康熙十年二月十五日丁酉夜望月食圖, 南懷仁, 康熙十年二月十五(農曆)/Qing Kangxi 10[1671 March 25, 5pm-7pm]

Scroll depicting lunar eclipse observation in various locations on 1671 February 15, 5pm-7pm.

Scroll title: 康熙十年二月十五丁酉夜望月食圖

Woodblock print mounted on scroll.

on note: "Treatist on eclipse of moon Kangxi [period] of Qing dynasty in Latin, Manchu, and Chinese."

Box 12 Tube for above scroll

Box 12 Scroll: Standing portrait of 8 ladies = 卷軸: 八女圖

Box 12 College Pennant of Lingnan University = 嶺南學堂三角旗, circa after 1903

Shelf 13v; 40w; 4 Han bei = Han stele rubbing = 漢碑 拓本

Rubbing reproduction, mount on cardboard

Text: "行成[]內名立聲著當擭自天之[][]" "[]年廿有[]熹平二年十一月乙未[]"

Chu Ch'ang Yen Couplet Scrolls

Shelf 13v; 40w; 4 Scroll: Qing dynasty hanging couplet (1st half) by Chu Ch'ang Yen

Birthday celebration calligraphy gifted to Furen.

Also see: scroll "Happy place within the five cardinal relationships/五倫之內自有樂地, 壽甫仁兄大人 雅鑑"

Shelf 13v; 40w; 4 Scroll: "Happy place within the five cardinal relationships" by Chu Ch'ang Yen= 卷軸: 五倫之內自有樂地, 壽甫仁兄大人 雅鑑

Birthday celebration calligraphy gifted to Furen

"copy from Tang 617-906" "Qing dynasty hanging couplet (1st half) by Chu Ch'ang Yen"

Shelf 13v; 40w; 4 Scroll: Lotus and herons, painting on silk = 卷軸: 蓮花白鷺圖

Shelf 13v; 40w; 4 Scroll: Painting of ladies in court yard = 卷軸: 庭園仕女圖卷

Shelf 13v; 40w; 4 Scroll: "Is it not a delight after all to have friends come from afar" by Zhu Chunnian = 卷軸: 有朋自遠方來不亦樂乎, 祝椿年, 1920 April 10

Calligraphy celebrating Mr. and Mrs. Plimpton's visit to China by Zhu Chunnian.

Shelf 13v; 40w; 4 Scroll: Landscape painting by Qi Zhijia (1594-1683) = 卷軸: 祁豸佳殘山剩水圖, circa 19-20th century

Wooden case, side: 祁豸佳山水

Wooden case, top of lid: 祁豸佳殘山剩水圖

Wooden case lid, inside, handwritten calligraphy text:



進之助也 相陰論畫 丁未春初 []杵山[]送題於平安[]居 [印]景逸


Shelf 13v; 40w; 4 Scroll: Snow Landscape by Lan Ying (1585-1666) = 卷軸: 明藍瑛雪景山水, circa 19-20th century

Box case, side 唐十七号,藍天字,雪景山水

on scroll title: 藍田州雪景

Wooden case lid, inside, handwritten calligraphy text:


画史彙傳 杭州府志 畫史繪要 無[]詩史 圖繪寶鑑續纂 畫徵錄 壬寅夏 桂[]記 [印]


Shelf 13v; 40w; 4 Scrolls: Qing Dynasty Family Ancestral Portraits by Wang Yiting (1867-1938)

Shelf 13v; 40w; 4 I. Fourth Ancestor, Portrait of Genlin Wang gong, by Wang Yiting = 四世祖 根林王公之像 王一亭畫, circa 1887-1936

on scroll spine title: 四世祖 根林王公之像 王一亭畫

Shelf 13v; 40w; 4 II. Family Ancestral Portrait, by Wang Yiting, circa 1887-1936

4 sitting individual: 1 male ancestor and 3 female ancestors

Shelf 13v; 40w; 4 III. Family Ancestral Portrait, by Wang Yiting, circa 1887-1936

Sitting person is a female ancestor.

Shelf 13v; 40w; 4 IV. Family Ancestral Portrait, by Wang Yiting, circa 1887-1936

Shelf 13v; 40w; 4 V. Family Ancestral Portrait, by Wang Yiting, circa 1887-1936

Sitting person is a female ancestor.

Shelf 13v; 40w; 4 Stele rubbing: Tian wen tu = A Map of the Stars = 北宋黃裳《蘇州石刻天文圖》拓本, Late nineteenth century (rubbing) of 1247 (stele)

Original stele is located in Suzhou.

text: 太極未判,天地人三才函於其中...

Shelf 13v; 40w; 4 Rubbing of Tang dynasty stele

Shelf 13v; 40w; 4 Scroll: Reproduction Portrait of Zhu Boru (Song Dynasty) = 宋朱伯儒先生遺像真蹟

Also known as Chu Pai-Lu, 朱柏盧 (1627-1698)

Shelf 13v; 40w; 4 Scroll: Republican era forgery of Kao Ch'i-P'ei painting

Shelf 13v; 40w; 4 Scroll: lithograph, calligraphy by Confucius' descendant K'ung Ch'ing-jung