Item #6661 EAST ASIA JOURNAL (TUNG YA T’UNG PAO). Bruce W. Smith.


Complete set of seven issues (1982–1984), housed in a custom-made red and black linen clamshell box lettered in gilt in Chinese and English. 4to, original printed card covers. Approximately 750 pages total. Issues generally near fine; box as new. Item #6661

A complete set of this scarce publication, essential to students of Asian numismatics (primarily China, Japan, Korea and Viet Nam), most attractively housed in a recently crafted custom clamshell box. Smith published original articles and reprinted difficult to find texts on the subject, making the Journal an invaluable aid to collectors. The sixth issue consists almost entirely of a reprint of Edward Toda’s Annam and Its Minor Currency. The seventh issue focused on Japan, and reprinted Leon Van De Polder’s Abridged History of the Copper Coins of Japan.


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