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  • Collecting Rare Books and First Editions - Being an 'Ai Sho Ka' 


    Collecting Rare Books and First Editions - Being an 'Ai Sho Ka'
    Published 16 Jun 2014

    I normally don’t. But this time I couldn’t help myself and paid almost two hundred fifty US dollars (€ 175,- euro) for three books in Kanji (logographic Chinese characters used in Japanese language) printed on very thin paper and traditionally bound in yellow embossed paper wrappers. Why?

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