The library of the Oriental Faculty of the St. Petersburg
University has 105 Korean block prints, manuscripts and
printed books, in all 18 titles. Unfortunately there is no evidence
on how, by whom and when this fund has been assembled.
The old inventory books are missing, so all we
know about some books is that they came before the revision
of 1932. It is known also that the Korean fund was
founded at the end of the 19th century, when the course of
the Korean language was first introduced in the
St. Petersburg University...