Korean treasures : rare books, manuscripts and artefacts in the Bodleian libraries and museums of Oxford University (Book, 2011) [WorldCat.org]
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Korean treasures : rare books, manuscripts and artefacts in the Bodleian libraries and museums of Oxford University

Author: Minh Chung; Bodleian Library.; University of Oxford. University Museum.
Publisher: Oxford : Bodleian Library, 2011-
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Many important and valuable manuscripts, rare books, and artefacts related to Korea have been acquired by donations throughout the long history of the Bodleian Library and the museums of the University of Oxford. However, due to an early lack of specialist knowledge in this area, many of these Korean items were largely neglected. This publication uncovers these treasures and presents them together in a single volume  Read more...
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All Authors / Contributors: Minh Chung; Bodleian Library.; University of Oxford. University Museum.
ISBN: 9781851242870 1851242872 9781851245260 185124526X
OCLC Number: 1114334153
Description: volumes : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 26 cm
Other Titles: Rare books, manuscripts and artefacts in the Bodleian libraries and museums of Oxford University
Responsibility: Minh Chung.

Abstract:

Many important and valuable manuscripts, rare books, and artefacts related to Korea have been acquired by donations throughout the long history of the Bodleian Library and the museums of the University of Oxford. However, due to an early lack of specialist knowledge in this area, many of these Korean items were largely neglected. This publication uncovers these treasures and presents them together in a single volume for the first time. Notable items include the court painting scroll of the funeral procession of King Yongjo (1694-1776); a presentation edition of a book given by King Yongjo to his son-in-law; a group of documents issued by Emperor Kojong (1852-1919) between 1885 and 1886 to confer various titles to his civil and military officials; a sundial made by the famous maker Kang Yun (1830-98) for Emperor Kojong; a ceramic dish made and signed by Princess Yi Pangja (1901-89) as well as a rare example of a suit of armour, an ornate helmet of the early sixteenth century, a general's quiver and arrows, and many more. -- Book jacket.

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