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  • First illustrated Japanese book is 13-millionth library volume

    The UI Library's 13-millionth volume is "Ise Monogatari" (or "Tales of Ise"), the first illustrated Japanese printed book. The library's copy is the first printed edition of the classic work, published in 1608.    Click photo to enlarge

    The UI Library's 13-millionth volume is "Ise Monogatari" (or "Tales of Ise"), the first illustrated Japanese printed book. The library's copy is the first printed edition of the classic work, published in 1608. Click photo to enlarge

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