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  • [+] More Rare Book News from Asia 

    Rare Book News from Asia
    Published since 28 Jun 2012

    Mitsuo Nitta is the doyen of the rare book trade. As one of the founding members of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of Japan (ABAJ), initiator of many antiquarian book fairs in Japan, Corea and Hong Kong and, with Yushodo, as owner of one of the most famous antiquarian book companies in Japan and the world, he was – and still is – a key figure of the antiquarian book business in Asia. Some 10 years ago Nitta, who is ILAB Member of Honour, analyzed the general characteristics of the trade in Japan, Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

  • [+] More Collecting European Books on China 

    Collecting European Books on China
    Published since 23 Feb 2010

    Books about China took educated Europe by storm in the 16th and 17th centuries. One of the earliest significant works is Dell'historia della China by Juan González de Mendoza, published in 1586. The Jesuit contribution to European understanding of China is impossible to over estimate ...