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Korean Collection

The small Korean collection of 2,680 titles was similarly started only after the Second World War. 150 titles in 610 volumes were printed before 1900. The majority of old Korean works treats issues of Confucianism and dates as far back as the 17th century. The oldest specimens are chapters of the Buddhist canon printed on the Ganghwa island in 1237, whose printing blocks are still all preserved in the Haeinsa monastery, and a catalogue of medicinal products printed with clay printing types in 1433