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Kang Nanhai Liang Rengong er xian sheng wen ji he ke

circa 1915-1917
Sevier Collection, PL2715 .A5 A6 1915 case 1, Vanderbilt University Special Collections

This piece is an example of just one version of traditional Japanese binding.  The book is divided into six separate parts and kept together by a blue case.  The outer covering is clasped using fine bone pieces that reveal the different styles of craftsmanship when making book bindings.