RARE JAPANESE BOOKS - ILLUSTRATED CATALOG with 89 PLATES - Collection of the TENRI CENTRAL LIBRARY, Nara Prefecture, JAPAN
ILLUSTRATED CATALOG of RARE BOOKS - COLLECTION of NATIONAL CULTURAL PROPERTIES in TENRI CENTRAL LIBRARY.
Hardcover Book, cloth covered boards, gilt titles (in Japanese) on spine, 10x10 inches (25x25 cm), 202 pages. Illustrated with 89 color photographic plates.
Each of the 89 rare items held in the Tenri Library Collection is fully described on its own page and beautifully illustrated on the facing page.
Published by the Tenri Central Library, Tenri, Nara Prefecture, Japan, 1997. TEXT ENTIRELY in JAPANESE, except for an English title page and Preface page.
VERY GOOD condition, there is a small pea size scrape / tear to the cloth near the top of the spine, and a touch of edge wear, else fine, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, very presentable copy.
An amazing book illustrating and describing 89 rare Japanese books of cultural and historical importance.
About TENRI CENTRAL LIBRARY (from Wikipedia):
******Tenri Central Library is the library of Tenri University. It has notably extensive collections in antiquarian material, including original manuscripts from 13th century Japan, and artifacts of European exploration and early visits to Japan. Dating to 1926, the library predates the University itself. It has its origins in the private collection of the family of the foundress of Tenrikyo, Oyasama.
The library specializes in religion, Oriental studies, Near Eastern studies, anthropology, ethnology, topography, language, and Japanese literature. Among the valuable Japanese materials in its rare book collection are six volumes designated as national treasures (such as the Oyo Bunchuko Shu) and over seventy volumes designated as important cultural properties.******
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