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A SET OF THIRTEEN BOOKS (16TH-19TH CENTURY)
Fu Yong Shan Guan Poems
22.5 x 16 cm. (8 78 x 6 14 in.)
Four albums, with collector’s seals of Tokutomi Sohō (1863-1957)

Poems by Du Fu
21 x 13.8 cm. (8 14 x 5 38 in.)
Four albums, printed fifth year of Jiaqing period (1805), with collector’s seals of Tokutomi Sohō (1863-1957)

Liu Chun Cao Tang Poems
26.5 x 16.5 cm. (10 38 x 6 12 in.)
Edited by Yi Bingshou (1754-1815), two albums
With inscription, colophon, signature and collector’s seals of Tokutomi Sohō (1863-1957)

Tang Dynasty Poems
25.7 x 16.2 cm. (10 18x 6 38 in.)
Edited by Gao Bing (1350-1423), three albums
Printed autumn, wuyin year of Hongwu period (1398)
With collector’s seals of Tokutomi Sohō (1863-1957)
Post Lot Text
Mr Tokutomi Sohō (1863 - 1957) was a famous journalist, who was very active between the Meiji and Showa periods. At the age of 28, he founded "Kokumin (People's) Newspaper" and worked as a chief editor and managing director for many years. As a historian he was extremely famous known especially for his The Modern Japanese History volume 1-100.

Mr Tokutomi deeply appreciated Chinese culture, as he was acquainted with Tang dynasty Poem Selection, and he was highly respected by policy-makers, business leaders and Chinese poem specialist Shinpei Goto (1857-1929).

He was able to form a major collection of important Chinese paintings with a help from his great circle of friends, such as the Chinese seal maker Senro Kawai (1871-1945), historian Konan Naito (1866-1934) and graduates from University of Toa Doubunshoin.
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