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    [Chinese Manuscript]. Calligraphic Manuscript of Chinese Divination Manual with Moving Volvelles. Subjects include Astrology and Palmistry among others. [N.p.: n.d., mid to late 19th C.]. Calligraphy by an unknown copyist, this is a brush and ink manuscript [10 by 6.5 inches] of approximately fifty-two accordion-folded leaves. Stab sewn binding of hand-made paper. Soiled and rubbed.

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    Heavily soiled and rubbed, with some leaves tattered and worn including the preliminary and terminal leaves, last page folded roughly and torn with loss, many of the accordion-style leaves are split along the fore-edge, some leaves with small overslips mounted with manuscript corrections. Manuscript is annotated in blue and red ink. Modern pencil notations in Chinese on front cover. Despite these flaws, still a very attractive and interesting manuscript. The manuscript includes a palmistry diagram and sixteen circular chart diagrams, three of the circular charts with moving volvelles at the center labeled in manuscript. The subjects include Physiological Astronomy, Elemental Astronomy, Palmistry, Five Phases Theory, and Bone Structure.



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