Collection of Calligraphy by Wang Xi Zhi, 王羲之, 1971, 2 Volume Set
Collection of Calligraphy by Wang Xi Zhi, 王羲之, 1971, 2 Volume Set.
2 Volumes, published by 興學出版社 in 1971 - we think first edition in this form. The titles are:
蘭亭七種 and 王羲之聖教序暨興福寺斷碑
A set in very good condition overall - text nice and clean with some wear to covers - particularly along the spine. Covers are printed to give the appearance of thread-sewn silk binding with labels, but the design is actually just printed on textured paper.
Approximate dimensions of each volume: 348mm high x 190mm wide x 5mm deep.
Provenance: Collection of Eddie Tseng Po (1915-1989). He was a top newsman, at the centre of many world events. He held position such as the Far East Bureau chief of CNA, editor of the Hong Kong Times, President of the Hong Kong Correspondents Club, and undertook diplomatic roles on behalf of the Republic of China government in Taiwan. He was given a near state funeral in Hong Kong and a second one, with military honours, in Taiwan.