Liuhe neiwai suoyan
Liuhe neiwai suoyan. (Tales of the world) 六合內外璅言. by Shuyu Yisun (i.e. Tu Shen). ca. 1800.
A collection of short stories by 屠紳 Tu Shen (1744-1801), published anonymously in Guangzhou (aka Canton) shortly after 1797 as a revised edition. Each story has a corresponding full leaf illustration.
Sancai fami. (The secrets of the three powers [heaven, earth and mankind]) 三才發秘. by Chen Wen. ca. 1697.
This work is an exploration of the secret of the triad of Heaven, Earth, and Man. Its eight volumes are divided into three parts, each concentrating on one of the three powers : heaven, earth, and mankind.
Xinke Shujing Tizhu
Xinke Shujing Tizhu. (New commentary on the book of documents) 新刻書經體註. by Fan Xiang. 1795; woodblocks carved by Zhenxian Hall, c.1795.
The Book of Documents is one of the Five Classics (Wujing) in the traditional Confucian canon.
Wushuang Pu. (Pictorial album of unique persons) 無雙譜. by Jin Guliang. ca. 1670.
This work contains a collection of beautiful illustrations of forty famous historical figures from the Han dynasty to
Xiandi pipa pu
Xiandi pipa pu (Music score for Chinese flute and lute) 絃笛琵琶譜. by the Nanxi master, 1770.
This flimsy pamphlet contains thirteen pieces of music for Chinese lute and flute using the Gongche notation, a system of traditional Chinese music score. There is one illustration of a sanxian (three-stringed Chinese lute), flute, and vertical flute.
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Alex Shinn, Thesis. English. 2017.
Alex Shinn: printed copy of doctoral thesis, entitled “Religious, liturgical and musical change in two humanist foundations in Cambridge and Oxford, c.1534 to c.1650: St John’s College, Cambridge, and Corpus Christi College, Oxford. A study of internal and external outlook, influence and outcomes”. Submitted to the Faculty of Humanities, University of Fribourg, Switzerland for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, October 2017. Two volumes: the second contains supplements, appendices, and bibliography.
St John's College W.3 (part)
J. S. Boys Smith, Recollections of College life. English, 1982
The Revd John Sandwith Boys Smith, Fellow and Master of St John's College (1901-91): 'Fifteen years as Senior Bursar of Saint John's College 1944-1959', 1982. Boys Smith was at various times Tutor, Senior Tutor, Junior and Senior Bursar, and Master of St John's. These memoirs continue his account of life in College between 1919 and 1945, presented to the Library in 1979. Together these works form the basis of his published Memories of St John's College Cambridge, 1919-1969 (Oxford, 1983).
St John's College W.3 (part)
J. S. Boys Smith, Recollections of College life. English, 1979
The Revd John Sandwith Boys Smith, Fellow and Master of St John's College (1901-91): 'Recollections of life in St John's College, 1919-1945', 1979. Boys Smith was at various times Tutor, Senior Tutor, Junior and Senior Bursar, and Master of St John's. These memories were written down at the prompting of the College Archivist, Malcolm Underwood. A few comments on Boys Smith's recollections by Professor John Crook and Dr Peter Linehan, both Fellows of the College, have been tipped in.
Browne 1441 Papers of John Palmer
Papers of Professor John Palmer. Arabic and English. Early 19th century.
John Palmer (1769-1840) was a Fellow of St John’s College and the Sir Thomas Adams Professor of Arabic at Cambridge.
1 box containing loose manuscript papers relating to the Arabic language and its grammar originally in a single bundle.
1. Small empty paper wrapper, addressed to the Rev’d J. Palmer, St John’s College, and marked ‘Catalogue of Dr Craven’s arabic books’.