The Book in Japan: A Cultural History from the Beginnings to the Nineteenth Century (Google eBook)
This monograph covers every major aspect of the book in traditional Japan: its place in Japanese history; books as material objects; manuscript cultures; printing; the Edo period book trade; authors and readers; and importation and exportation."
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