Rare Books Collection in Western Languages
An endowment named in honor of agriculturist and NTU professor Dr. Tyozaburo Tanaka (1885-1976) supports more than 3,300 valuable books on botany and horticulture including incunabula from the late 15th century.
The Huart Collection, named after Clement Huart (1854-1926), a famous French scholar in oriental study, was acquired in 1929. The collection, covering subjects such as oriental linguistics, geography, history, etc., contains over 2,200 volumes in a variety of European languages and Arabian.
The library's Philosophy Collection contains 8,639 pre-1900 volumes of classical philosophy works in English, Japanese and European languages.
The Ogawa Collection, named after Hisayoshi Ogawa (1869-1947) who was a linguistic professor of Taihoku Imperial University (the antecedent of NTU), contains 445 books focusing mainly on linguistics. The collection even includes several language editions of the Bible.
The Otori Collection was built by Keisuke Otori (1832-1911) and his son Fujitarou Otori (1865-1931). More than 1,100 volumes, including some 16th to 17th century works, document oriental history, geography, and religions.
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