Traces of Jikji and Korean Movable Metal Types


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    First Edition.

    26.5cm x 18cm. 459, [32], [158] pages, illustrations. Cloth, gilt lettering.

    A summarized English version of an earlier Korean publication that details the significance of Jikji [The Monk Baegun’s Anthology of the Great Priests’ Teachings on Identification of the Buddha’s Spirit by the Practice of Seon] within the study of Korean movable metal types. The Jikji is the world’s oldest known example of a book printed using movable metal type, predating Gutenberg by approximately two centuries. Includes a photo reproduction of the Jikji.

    Very minor shelf wear. Near Fine Condition.

    $200.00 AUD

    1 in stock

    SKU: 0033848 Category: