增補山林經濟 | 증보산림경제 | Chŭngbo sallim kyŏngje

增補山林經濟 증보산림경제 | Chŭngbo sallim kyŏngje <br />
Revised Encyclopedia of Agriculture

增補山林經濟 증보산림경제 | Chŭngbo sallim kyŏngje

Revised Encyclopedia of Agriculture

Date unknown, 7 vols., Manuscript; Illustration included; 23.7×15.7cm.

This book is the revised and enlarged edition from the Sallim Kyongje written by 洪萬選(Hong Man-seon , 1643–1715), a Silhak scholar in the late Joseon Dynasty. The revision is done by柳重臨 (Yu Jung-rim, 1705-1771), a physician during the reign of King Yeongjo (1724–1776) of the Joseon Dynasty . “Sallim Kyongje” literally means “economy of  agriculture and forestry”.

增補山林經濟 증보산림경제 | Chŭngbo sallim kyŏngje <br />
Revised Encyclopedia of Agriculture

Table of contents.

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增補山林經濟 증보산림경제 | Chŭngbo sallim kyŏngje <br />
Revised Encyclopedia of Agriculture

Fengshui of building houses

However, the book covers much more than just agriculture and forestry. The table of contents includes a wealth of topics, such as the Fengshui of building of houses (卜居 Bok Geo) ; Health cultivation (攝生Sup Saeng ) ;  the growing of cotton, grain, and other special plants(治農 Chi Nong) ; vegetables, flowers, tobacco (治圃 Chi Po) ; fruits and trees (種樹 Jong Su ); the trimming of flowers and garden plants (養花 Yang Hwa );  beekeeping (養蠶 Yang Jam ).

增補山林經濟 증보산림경제 | Chŭngbo sallim kyŏngje <br />
Revised Encyclopedia of Agriculture

Pictorial guidance on raising horses.

It also elaborates on the farming of animals, fish, and bees (牧養Mok Yang) ; the storing, cooking, and processing of food (治膳 Chi Seon ) ; emergency treatments (救急 Gu Geup) ; emergency procedures for droughts (救荒 Gu Hwang ) ; pandemics control (辟瘟 Byeok On ) ; pests control (辟蟲 Byeok Choong); medicine (治藥 Chi Yak ); fortune telling (選擇 Sun Taek) ; methods of preserving and conserving swords, pottery, musical instruments and other tools (雜方 Jap Bang ).  The revised and augmented edition also includes 四時纂要사시찬요, and 田家占候.

增補山林經濟 증보산림경제 | Chŭngbo sallim kyŏngje <br />
Revised Encyclopedia of Agriculture

The book well testifies to the richness and abundance of agricultural knowledge, tradition, practice, and technologies in Korea.

Revised Encyclopedia of Agriculture | 增補山林經濟 | 증보산림경제