Library Home Page: East Asian Library and Gest Collection
33 Frist Campus Center, Room 317, Princeton, NJ 08544-1100, U.S.A.
Martin Heijdra (Dr)
Chinese & Western Bibliographer and Head of Public Services
Japanese Studies Librarian
Size of collection
Books: 100 titles; 700 vols.
The finest Japanese rare books are housed in the Rare Books and Manuscripts Division in Princeton University's main library. The Graphic Arts Collection owns a considerable number of rare prints and picture collections also. No easy access to those Japanese holdings exists, since there are no separate book catalogs of those Japanese holdings.
What East Asian Library and Gest Collection have is in Mudd Library (the rare book library). Again, there is no easy access; Dr. Heijdra is to be contacted for instruction.
What East Asian Library and Gest Collection have are older imprints of Japanese works, which may or may not be rare as such, on a wide variety of subjects, from Buddhism to Chinese medicine. In the 1980's, a one-time purchase was made of Japanese rare books mainly on Chinese medicine-related subjects. Not all of these have been cataloged.