大阪府は守口市のお宅にて古書を買い取らせていただきました。

「増像三国全図演義(三国志演義)」(絵図三国志演義)と題されたこちらは中国清朝光緒20年(1894)に発行された中国版画書です。世界でも名高い中国四大奇書のひとつ、三国志演義の図解書であり、曹操をはじめ三国時代の主要人物絵が解説と共に版画されており絵画的資料としても、また歴史的資料としても価値ある逸品です。

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We visited Moriguchi City of Osaka prefecture and purchased the old Chinese books.

Titled as “Ezu Sangokushi Engi”, they are Qing dynasty printed edition of the novel “Romance of the Three Kingdoms” (三国志演義) published in 1894.

Romance of the Three Kingdoms, attributed to Luo Guanzhong, is a historical novel set in the turbulent years towards the end of the Han dynasty and the Three Kingdoms period in Chinese history, starting in 169 AD and ending with the reunification of the land in 280. It is acclaimed as one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature. The novel is among the most beloved works of literature in East Asia, and its literary influence in the region has been compared to that of the works of Shakespeare on English literature. It is arguably the most widely read historical novel in late imperial and modern China. These books are Qing dynasty printed edition of the novel with