To enhance the books’ value, affirm their important role and place in social life, honor the readers and those who take part in collecting, storing, maintaining and disseminating books; with the aim of looking for and finding out sources of precious and rare books, writings, and materials currently still kept by individuals and groups, domestic and overseas; and in response to Vietnamese Books’ Day, Apr. 21, and “World Books and Copyrights’ Day”, Apr. 23, 2014, Ho Chi Minh City Library of General Sciences coordinated with The Museum of Ho Chi Minh City and Thai Duong Consulting and Investment Corporation (KIZCiti) have jointly held the First Competition of “Precious Books” for 2014. After nearly 2 months’ launching, the Competition has attracted 13 individuals and 3 units who took part with 92 titles of 138 books, and magazines, including those topics in literature, history, architecture, arts, traditional medicine, religions, and linguistics …
On Apr. 23, 2014 morning, the Ceremony of Summary and Prize-giving for the Competition was held at the City’s Displaying Hall (No. 92 Le Thanh Ton St., Dist. 1). In the same day, there also occurred the exhibition through Apr. 29, 2014 to introduce the typical books already taking part in the competition.
The prize-winners in the First Competition of “Precious books – 2014” were:
* Books in sets:
– Second prize: The work “Đông Tây y Thần Hộ mệnh ra đời”
(set of 21 volumes)
collected by Vương Văn Giang.
– Consolation prize:
The work “Tân thuyên Hải Thượng y tông tâm lĩnh toàn tập”
(set of 23 volumes)
collected by Lê Hoan Hưng.
– First prize:
The work “Manuel des écoles primaires”
collected by Tăng Văn Hùng.
– 2 Second prizes:
. The work “Kim Vân Kiều tân truyện”
collected by Trần Huê.
. The work “La Cochinchine: Album general illustré de 456 gravures sur cuivre”
collected by Trương Ngọc Tường.
– Third prize:
The work “Đại Nam Quốc lược sử”
collected by Lâm Thanh Biên.
– 4 Consolation prizes:
. The work “Hue la mystérieuse” (Huế the mystery)
collected by Trần Cửu Hưng
. The work “L’art à Huế”
collected by Nguyễn Khả Lân
. The work “Tranh Quốc Sử”
collected by Trần Nguyên Giáp
. The work “Chinese- English dictionary”
from Xá Lợi Buddhist Temple.
– The Organizers’ prize:
The work “Le Procès de la colonisation Francaise”
From Southern Women’s Museum.
– Movement prize:
. The work “Sức khỏe chỉ nam”
collected by Nguyễn Sơn Trà
. The work “Odyssée et poésies homérique”
collected by La Văn Tiến
. The work “Từ điển Việt Nam phổ thông”
collected by Nguyễn Hữu Hoàng
. The work “Mười thế kỉ văn chương Pháp” (Vol. 1, Vol. 2)
collected by Phan Minh Tuấn.
. The work “Y thư yếu lược quyển”
from Huệ Quang Library