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Title: Notes on the Co ne Bka’ ’gyur and Bstan ’gyur in the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: Susan Meinheit
One Sentence Summary: This paper describes the history of Joseph F. Rock's (1884-1962) acquisition of the Co ne Bka’ ’gyur and Bstan ’gyur, and the Library of Congress's attempts to preserve and disseminate it.

Description: Creator's Description: In 1926 the botanist/scholar Joseph F. Rock (1884-1962) acquired a complete set of the Co ne Bka’ ’gyur and Bstan ’gyur for the Library of Congress (LC) in Washington, D.C. This set is considered one of the rarest treasures of the Tibetan rare book collection at the LC. It is also considered especially rare among scholars worldwide since the original eighteenth century wood blocks from which it was printed were destroyed by fire in 1929. In this paper the history of its acquisition by the Library and attempts to preserve and disseminate it are described.

Publisher: Tibetan and Himalayan Library
Normalized publisher place: Charlottesville, VA
Publisher country: United States
Publisher URL: http://www.thlib.org
Published Date: 2009-12
URL: http://www.thlib.org/collections/texts/jiats/#jiats=/05/meinheit/
Classification: Tibetan and Himalayan -- Journals -- Journals Focused on Regions -- Tibet -- JIATS -- Issue 5 (December 2009)
Tibetan and Himalayan -- Journals -- THL-Hosted Online Journals -- JIATS -- Issue 5 (December 2009)
Cultural Coverage: China
Language: English
Source URL: http://www.thlib.org/collections/texts/jiats/
Source: Journal of the International Association of Tibetan Studies
Source Editor: David Germano
José I. Cabezón
Source Type: Journal
Source Number: 5
ISBN/ISSN: 1550-6363

Means of availability: Online

Access rights: Public domain
Format: Online resource
Media type: Text
Resource Type: Article
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