Last updated July 22, 2014

Old books about Korea online


In separate pages you will find commented links
1. To texts mentioning or describing Korea published in the 16th and 17th centuries.
2. 
To texts mentioning or describing Korea published in the 18th and early 19th centuries.
3. To texts of later 19th- and early 20th-century accounts of Korea 

These pages include the following PDF or other text files:

1.
(a) The short texts about Corea published by Jan Huyghen van Linschoten (1596/8)
(b) An English version of the account of Korean culture etc by Martino Martini from the Novus Atlas Sinensis (1655)
(c) Johan Nieuhof: the English version of a single page devoted to a description of Corea from An embassy from the East-India Company of the United Provinces, to the Grand Tartar Cham, emperor of China (1669)

2.
(a)
PDF text file of the account of Korea (based on records by Fr. Jean-Baptiste Régis) found in du Halde's The general history of China. Containing a geographical, historical, chronological, political and physical description of the empire of China, Chinese-Tartary, Corea, and Thibet. (1739)
(b) The account of Korea from The Modern Part of an Universal History, From the Earliest Account of Time (1759)
(c) 
The account of Korea in French from Abrégé de l'histoire générale des voyages (1780) by Jean-François de La Harpe.
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The account by Lapérouse of his journey past Korea in 1787 (in French)
(e)
A 1797 survey  of Quelpart (Jeju-do) by William Robert Broughton was described in his A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean  and I have made a PDF file of
his rather dull account
(f)
Chapter Two of Basil Hall (1788-1844), Voyage to Loo-Choo, a visit to Korea in 1816
(g)
Charles Gutzlaff's
description of their visit to some islands on the Corean coast in 1832.
(h) Sir Edward Belcher
relates his visit to Quelpart in 1845
(i)
Arthur Adams (1820-1878)'s fine account of the natural History of Quelpart  in  Vol 2 of Belcher's account.
(j)  Frank Marryat's account of the visit to Jeju Island (Quelpart) during Belcher's expedition, where he was a midshipman.
(k) 
An account of  an expedition to rescue French sailors shipwrecked off Jeju Island in 1851.

3.
In June 1865 Captain Allen Young presented a paper to the Royal Geographical Society about the potential interest of Korea
"Une Expedition en Coree" (links to scanned PDF file; click here for a pure text file and here for an English translation) by Jean Henri Zuber, about the French expedition to Ganghwa-do in 1866.
The account of Corea from:
Alexander Williamson Journeys in North China, Manchuria, and Eastern Mongolia With Some Account of Corea. Volume 2.  London: Smith, Elder & Co, 1870.
"Journey Through Eastern Mantchooria and Korea." By Walton Grinnell. A journey made in the autumn of 1870, not entering Korea but learning much from Korean settlers in Manchuria.
A complete text (in French) of  the Introduction to Dallet's Histoire de l’Eglise de Corée section by section.
Report of a visit to Port Hamilton in 1875 by a British battleship, written by Cyprian Bridge, a naval officer (later Admiral Sir Cyprian Bridge)
Description of Korea including Seoul written by John Carey Hall who visited Seoul briefly in 1882.
White Paper Report of a Journey by Mr. Carles in the North of Corea and a shorter paper by Carles Recent Journeys in Corea (1885/6)
A paper, A Journey in Manchuria By H. E. M. James (Henry Evan Murchinson James) published in: Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society and Monthly Record of Geography. Volume IX., No. 9, September 1887.
A government paper published the report of the Manchurian expedition led by James written by Harry English Fulford (PDF file) 
Charles William Campbell  "A Journey through North Korea to the Ch'ang-pai Shan". Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society and Monthly Record of Geography. Vol. XIV., No. 3. March, 1892,
A lengthy account (in French) by Charles Varat of his journey from Seoul to Fusan in 1888, Voyage en Corée, published in Le Tour du Monde 1892.
Section I,   Section II,   Section III,   Section IV,  Section V  Click here for an English translation of: Section 1; Section 2; Section 3; Section 4.   Also the engravings.
1900,
Joseph Walton, a coal-dealer who had recently (1897) been elected Liberal M.P. for Barnsley, visited Japan, Korea, then China in 1899. He then published China and the Present Crisis with Notes on a Visit to Japan and Korea (1900).  His short chapter on Japan and Korea (with hostile references to Russia) indicates well the attitude that a liberal Englishman might adopt regarding Japanese intentions toward Korea and Korea's future in 1900: 1919, Captain Arthur de C. Sowerby "The Exploration of Manchuria" (The Geographical Journal)
In October 1892 Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (then the Hon. G. Curzon) made a journey to the Diamond Mountains, which he evoked much later in In the Diamond Mountains : Adventures Among the Buddhist Monasteries of Eastern Korea, published in the National Geographic Magazine of October 1924, with a number of photos of Korea in general.

An expanded page with the text of and the photos from Isabella Bird's Korea and her Neighbors (1898), with additional photos of Korea taken by her.
An expanded page with the text of and the illustrations from Constance Tayler's Koreans at Home (1904).

In 1798 Alexandre de Gouvea, the Catholic Bishop of Peking, wrote a long account in Latin about the early history of the Church in Korea that I have translated from a French version.

There is also a page in memory of
the missionaries who founded the Anglican Church in Korea with the scanned text of "Lumen"

The Korea Review Volume 1 (1901)
The Korea Review Volume 2 (1902)
The Korea Review Volume 3 (1903)
The Korea Review Volume 4 (1904)
The Korea Review Volume 5 (1905)
 
The Korea Review in monthly installments.

The 5 volumes of the Korean Repository 1892, 1895-98 in annual and monthly sections

Digitalized texts of the Transactions of the Royal Asiatic Society Korea Branch Volumes 1 - 85 are available through the RASKB home page. The Repository, the Review and RASKB Transactions can (mostly) be read as PDF or through an ebook reader in Inje University's site.

The Transactions of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland Volumes 1 - 3 were published 1824 - 1834. Then they changed the name to The Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland  1835-1990 (Vol. 2 - New Series, No. 2, issues prior to 1870 are freely available through Jstor). the name was then changed to Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society  1991- (Third Series Vols. 1-  )

Brother Anthony owns original copies of certain of these books, a list is available here.
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There are a number of online sites providing free access to files in varying formats of  old books about Korea

Myongji - LG Korean Studies Library

This is a database containing "full-text images of 638 old books related to Korea and its neighbors in western languages along with their indexes, tables of contents in Korean and full bibliographic information. Users can also access to the digital database with indexed terms retrieval system. Now the library on-line system provides full-text images of about 30% of the major collection. In addition, mobile web service is possible for some full-text images of about 70 illustrations and 120 photographs."
The complete list, titles in alphabetical order for search by category; books published in the US; books published in the UK. etc etc

Project Gutenberg

This site only offers a handful of books related to Korea

Internet Archive
Most of the titles below are from this site. To start a new search for other online texts, go to the Internet archive then click on "Texts" at the top of the page. Enter a search term (eg Korea). Some books are available as PDF images of the original, all can be read in a streaming form, raw OCR files of all can be downloaded.

The University of Oregon Digital Library
The Library offers titles of books and articles in a variety of formats, requiring other readers, mostly the Microsoft Reader. It seems impossible to view a straight list of what is available, you have to use Search functions.

The Hathi Trust
A number of texts about Korea  can be viewed (not downloaded) through this site, while many others can be searched but not viewed.

Google books
An increasing number of older books that are out of copyright are available to read for free through Play Google.

Old books about Korea freely available on the Internet

The list of Books in English below is in alphabetical order of the author's family name. Indented titles are from sites other than the Internet Archive.

Horace Newton Allen, Things Korean (1908) PDF download
     Horace N. Allen,  A Chronological Index; Some of the Chief Events in the Foreign Intercourse of Korea from the Beginning of the Christian Era to the Twentieth Century. Seoul: N.n., 1901.
     Horace Newton Allen, Korean tales.  (1889)
Henry Gerhard Appenzeller, The Korea Mission of the Methodist Episcopal Church (1905) PDF download
Annie Laurie Adams Baird, Daybreak in Korea : a tale of transformation in the Far East (1909)  PDF download
Frederick Henry Balfour, Leaves from my Chinese Scrapbook (1887) PDF download
Isabella Bird Bishop, Korea and her Neighbors (1898, American ed) See also Br Anthony's expanded page
William Richard Carles, Life in Corea (1888) PDF download
     Carles, W.R. Life in Corea. New York: Macmillan, 1888.
     Carles, W.R. Life in Corea. New York: MacMillan,1894.
Cavendish, A. E. J. (Alfred Edward John); Goold-Adams, H. E. (Henry Edward Pane), Korea and the sacred White Mountain : being a brief account of a journey in Korea in 1891 (1894) PDF download
Charles Allen Clark, First Fruits in Korea (1921) PDF download
James Hyde Clark, The Story of China and Japan . . . . together with a sketch of Corea, and the Coreans (1894)
Everard Cotes, Signs and Portents in the Far East (1907) PDF download
Constance J. D. Coulson, Korea (1910) PDF download.
Stewart Culin. Korean games with notes on the corresponding games of China and Japan (1895)
      O. N. Denny, China and Korea. Shanghai: Kelly & Walsh, 1888
M. Eissler, My Voyage in Korea (1918) PDF download
Frank Elias, The Far East, China, Korea, & Japan (1911) PDF download
Malcolm C. Fenwick, The Church of Christ in Corea (1911)
John Donaldson Ford, An American cruiser in the East; travels and studies in the Far East; (1898) PDF download
James Scarth Gale, A Korean-English Dictionary (1898) PDF download
James Scarth Gale, Korean Sketches (1898) PDF download 
James Scarth Gale, The Vanguard, a Tale of Korea (1904) PDF download
     James S. Gale, The Vanguard: A Tale of Korea. New York: Fleming H. Revell, 1904.
James Scarth Gale, Korea in Transition (1909) PDF download
James Scarth Gale, Im Bang & Yi Ryuk,  Korean Folk Tales (1913) PDF download
     James Scarth Gale: Im Bang and Yi Ryuk. Korean Folk Tales: Imps, Ghosts, and Fairies. Trans. by James S. Gale. London: Dent, 1913.
     James S. Gale  The Cloud Dream of the Nine, a 17th-century novel by Kim Man-jung (1922)
Daniel L. Gifford, Everyday Life in Korea (1898) PDF download
George W. Gilmore, Corea of Today (1894) PDF download
     George William Gilmore, Korea from its capital: with a chapter on missions. (1892)
C. Gottsche, Land und Leute in Korea (1886)
William Elliot Griffis, Corea, the Hermit Nation (4th edition, 1894) PDF download  (See also 1st edition with PDF file)
William Elliot Griffis, Corea, Without and Within: Chapters on Corean History, Manners and Religion. With Hendrick Hamel's narrative of captivity and travels in Corea annotated. (1885)
William Elliot Griffis, A modern Pioneer in Korea: The life-story of Henry G. Appenzeller (1912) PDF Download
     Griffis, William Elliot. Corea: the Hermit Nation. New York: Scribner's, 1894.
     Griffis, William Elliot. A Modern Pioneer in Korea: the Life Story of Henry G. Appenzeller. New York: Fleming H. Revell, 1912
Basil Hall, Voyage to Loo-Choo . . . (1826) PDF download
Basil Hall  Account of a Voyage of Discovery to the West Coast of Corea, and the Great Loo-Choo Island (1818) (Project Gutenberg)
Hendrik Hamel  Verhaal van het vergaan van het jacht de Sperwer En van het wedervaren der schipbreukelingen op het eiland Quelpaert en het vasteland van Korea (1653-1666) met eene beschrijving van dat rijk, (1920 edition)
Angus Hamilton, Korea (1904) PDF download
Angus Hamilton, Korea: its history, its people, and its commerce (1910) PDF download
Hodge, John W. Corean Words and Phrases, Being a Handbook and Pocket Dictionary for Visitors to Corea and New Arrivals in the Country. Seoul: The Seoul Press --- Hodge & Co.,1902.
     Hodge, John W. Corean Words and Phrases, Being a Handbook and Pocket Dictionary for Visitors to Corea and New Arrivals in the Country. Seoul: The Seoul Press --- Hodge & Co.,1902.
Homer B. Hulbert, The Passing of Korea (1906) PDF download
Homer B. Hulbert, The History of Korea, Volume 1 (1905) PDF download
Homer B. Hulbert, The History of Korea, Volume 2 (1905) PDF download
      H.B. Hulbert, The History of Korea [vol. 1]. Seoul: The Methodist Publishing House, 1905.
      H.B. Hulbert,  The History of Korea [vol. 2]. Seoul: The Methodist Publishing House, 1905.
      H.B. Hulbert,  Passing of Korea. New York: Doubleday, 1906.
Homer B. Hulbert (editor) The Korea Review, Volume 1 (1901)  PDF of a corrected OCR text
Homer B. Hulbert (editor) The Korea Review, Volume 2 (1902) PDF of a corrected OCR text
Homer B. Hulbert (editor) The Korea Review, Volume 3 (1903)  PDF of a corrected OCR text
Homer B. Hulbert (editor) The Korea Review, Volume 4 (1904) PDF of a corrected OCR text
Homer B. Hulbert (editor) The Korea Review, Volume 5 (1905)  PDF of a corrected OCR text
George Heber Jones, Korea, the land, people, and customs (1907) PDF download
George Heber Jones, The Bible in Korea (1916) PDF download
Emily Georgiana Kemp,  The Face of Manchuria, Korea and Russian Turkestan (1911) PDF download
     Carlton Waldo Kendall, The truth about Korea (1919)
F. H. King. Farmers of Forty Centuries; Or, Permanent Agriculture in China, Korea, and Japan (1911) (Project Gutenberg)
     Kiriyama Sainosuke. Chosen of To-day: Illustrated. Keijo: Chikasawa Printing House, 1929
George Trumbull Ladd, In Korea with Marquis Ito (1908) PDF download
Arnold Henry Savage Landor, Corea, or Cho-sen: the land of the morning calm (1895) PDF download
A. Henry Savage Landor   Corea or Cho-sen (1895) - An HTML version with fully scanned pictures is available here. (Project Gutenberg)
     Joseph H. Longford,  The Story of Korea. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1911.
     Percival Lowell, Choson: The Land of the Morning Calm. Boston: Tickner, 1886.
Percival Lowell,  Chosön, the land of the morning calm; a sketch of Korea by  1855-1916. Published 1888
Claudiu Madrolle, Northern China, the valley of the Blue River, Korea (1912) PDF download
Ethel Rosalie Ferrier McCaul, Under the care of the Japanese war office (1905). (Photo of the 2 British ladies)
Elizabeth A. McCully, A Corn of Wheat: The Life of W. J. McKenzie of Korea (1904) PDF download
Fred Arthur McKenzie, The colonial policy of Japan in Korea (1906) PDF download
F. A. McKenzie, The Tragedy of Korea (1908) PDF download
Fred Arthur McKenzie, Korea’s Fight for Freedom (1920) PDF download
F. A. McKenzie  Korea’s Fight for Freedom  (1920) (on another site a PDF file) (Project Gutenberg)
Louise Jordan Miln, Quaint Korea (1895) PDF Download
John M'Leod, Narrative of a voyage in His Majesty's late ship Alceste . . . (1817)  PDF download
J. Robert Moose, Village Life in Korea (1911) PDF download
William Arthur Noble, Ewa, A Tale of Korea (1906) PDF download
      W. Arthur Noble,  Ewa: a Tale of Korea. New York: Eaton & Mains, 1906.
Henry Davenport Northrop & John Russell Young, The Flowery Kingdom and the Land of the Mikado, or China Japan and Corea . . (1894) PDF download
Ernst Jakob Oppert. Ein verschlossenes Land, Reisen nach Corea. Deutsche Originalausg. Brockhaus. 1880.
Ernest
Oppert,  A Forbidden Land ; Voyages to the Corea. London: Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, 1880.
      Pictorial Chosen and Manchuria. Seoul: The Bank of Chosen, 1919.
Henry Lee Mitchell Pike   Our Little Korean Cousin  (1905) - Online version complete with the original pictures here. (Project Gutenberg)
Arthur Loton Ridger, A Wanderer's Trail: being a faithful record of travels in many lands (1914) esp. chapters 12-14 about Korea.  PDF download
William Woodville Rockhill, Korea's Intercourse with China (1905) PDF download
John Ross, Corean Primer (1877) PDF download
James Scott, A Korean Manual or Phrase Book (1893) PDF download
Frederick Starr, Korean Buddhism (1918) PDF download  
Anna M. Stoddart, The life of Isabella Bishop (1906) PDF download
Mark Napier Trollope, The Church in Corea (1915) PDF download
Horace Grant Underwood, The Call of Korea: political, social, religious (1908) PDF download
Horace Grant Underwood. An Introduction to the Korean Spoken Language. (1914) PDF download
     Horace Horton Underwood, Modern education in Korea
Lillias H. Underwood, With Tommy Tompkins in Korea (1905) PDF download
Lillias H. Underwood, Fifteen Years among the Topknots or Life in Korea (1904) PDF download
      L. H. Underwood,  Fifteen Years Among the Top-Knots or Life in Korea. Boston: American Tract Society, 1904.
Lillias H. Underwood, Underwood of Korea (1918) PDF download 
Peter Vay, Empires and Emperors of Russia, China, Korea and Japan (1906) PDF download
      Wagner, Ellasue Canter. Kim Su Bang and Other Stories of Korea. Nashville: M.E. Church, South, 1909.
Joseph Walton, M.P. China and the Present Crisis with Notes on a Visit to Japan and Korea. 1900.
Henry James Whigham, Manchuria and Korea (1904) PDF download
Alexander Williamson, Journeys in North China, Manchuria, and Eastern Mongolia With Some Account of Corea. Volume 1; Volume 2.  London: Smith, Elder & Co, 1870.
Francis Edward Younghusband, The heart of a continent : a narrative of travels in Manchuria, across the Gobi Desert, through the Himalayas, the Pamirs, and Chitral, 1884-1894 (1896)
 
Internet Archive Books about Korea in French
(chronological order)
Jean-Baptiste Du Halde S.J., (1674-1743), Description géographique, historique, chronologique, politique, et physique de l'empire de la Chine et de la Tartarie chinoise, enrichie des cartes générales et particulieres de ces pays, de la carte générale et des cartes particulieres du Thibet, & de la Corée; & ornée d'un grand nombre de figures & de vignettes gravées en tailledouce (revised edition 1736)   Volume 1 (Vol 1 PDF dowload);  Volume 2  (Vol 2 PDF download);  Volume 3 (Vol 3 PDF download); Volume 4 (Vol 4 PDF download)
[observations geographiques + historiques etc sur la Corée à partir de page 529 – 560 du volume 4]
Charles Dallet, Histoire de l'Eglise de Coree (1874) Volume One; Volume Two     Complete text of the Introduction about Korea.
Fernand Scherzer trad, Journal d’une Mission en Coréé par Kuei-ling (ambassadeur de S.M. l’Empereur de la Chine, 1866)  1877
Dictionnaire coreen-francais (1880) PDF download
(Félix Clair Ridel) : Grammaire coréenne: précédée d'un introduction sur le caractère de la langue coréenne, sa comparaison avec le chinois, etc., suivie d'un appendice sur la division du temps, les poids et mesures, la boussole, la généalogie, avec un cours d'exercices gradués pour faciliter l'étude pratique de la langue. 1881.
Maurice Jametel,  La Corée avant les Traités: souvenirs de voyages. 1885
Maurice Courant, Bibliographie Coréenne Tableau Littéraire De La Coree Contenant la nomenclature des ouvrages publiés dans ce pays jusqu'en 1890 ainsi que la description et l'analyse détaillées des principaux d'entre ces ouvrages.
Arthur Piacentini, Mgr Ridel, évêque de Philippolis, vicaire apostolique de Corée : d'après sa correspondance. 1890.  PDF download
Vie de Michel Alexandre Petitnicolas : prêtre de la Société des Missions-Étrangères décapité pour la foi en Corée le 12 mars 1866 . 1891
Charles Varat, Voyage en Coree (Tour du Monde 1892)
M. Le Colonel Chaille-Long-Bey, La Corée ou Tchösen (la terre du calme matinal) 1894.  PDF download
Camille Auguste Jean Sainson trad., Les Origines de la Corée: (extrait du Tong-kouo-thong-kienn), 1895
R. Villetard de Laguérie,  La Coree, independante, russe, ou japonaise: ouvrage contenant cinquante illustrations d'apres des photographies 1898
Marcel Monnier. A Travers la Coree. La Géographie : bulletin de la Société de géographie. Vol 1. 1900. pp 35-50.
Georges Ducrocq, Pauvre et Douce Corée. 1904 5eme edition.

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Journal Articles from the University of Oregon Digital Library

Attack on the Top Knot. The Korean Repository, Vol. III (July, 1896), pp. 263-272.
Avison, O.R. Cholera in Seoul. The Korean Repository, Vol. II (September, 1895), pp 339-344.
Avison, O.R. Disease in Korea. The Korean Repository, Vol. IV (March, 1897), pp. 207-211
Boots, J.L. Korean Musical Instruments and An Introduction to Korean Music. Transactions of the Korea Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, Vol. XXX, (1940), pp. 1-32.
Bowman, N.H. History of Korean Medicine. Transactions of the Korea Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, Vol. VI, Part I (1915), pp. 1-34.
Gale, Jas. S. Korean Coolie. The Korean Repository, Vol.III (December, 1896), pp. 475-481.
Gale, Jas. S. Trip Across Northern Korea. The Korean Repository, Vol.IV (March,1897), pp. 81-89
Gale, Jas. S. Hanyang (Seoul). Transactions of the Korea Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, Vol. II, Part II (1902), pp. 1-43.
Gale, Jas. S. "The Korean Alphabet". Transactions of the Korea Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, Vol. IV, Part I (1912), pp. 13-61.
Gale, Jas. S. Selection and Divorce. Transactions of the Korea Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, Vol. IV, Part III (1913), pp. 17-22.
Gale, Jas. S. Shipwreck (Korean) in 1636 A.D., Transactions of the Korea Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, Vol. XV (1924), pp. 1-22.
Gifford, Daniel L. "Ancestral Worship as Practiced in Korea". The Korean Repository, Vol. I (June, 1892), pp. 169-176.
Goodrich, L. Carrington. Sino-Korean Relations at the End of the XIV Century. Transactions of the Korea Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, Vol. XXX, (1940), pp. 33-46.
.His Majesty, the King of Korea. The Korean Repository, Vol. III (November, 1896), pp. 424-431
Hulbert, Homer B. Korean Vocal Music. The Korean Repository, Vol. III (February, 1896), pp. 45-53.
Hulbert, H.B. The Geomancer. The Korean Repository, Vol.III (October, 1896), pp. 387-391.
Hulbert, H.B. Itu. The Korean Repository, Vol.V (February, 1898), pp.47-54.
Hulbert, Homer B. Japan in Korea. Journal of Race Development, Vol.10, No.3 (January, 1920), pp. 270-277.
Hunt, Charles. Some Pictures and Painters of Corea. Transactions of the Korea Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, Vol. XIX (1930), pp. 1-34.
Jones, George Heber. The Japanese Invasion. The Korean Repository (January, 1892), pp. 10-16; (February, 1892), pp. 46-50: (April, 1892), pp. 116-121; (May, 1892), pp. 147-152; (June, 1892), pp. 182-188; (July, 1892), pp. 217-222; (October, 1892), pp. 308-311.
Jones, George Heber. Some Aspects of Reform in Korea. The Journal of Race Development, Vol. 1 (July, 1910), pp. 18-35.
Junkin, William M. Tong Hak. The Korean Repository, Vol. II (February, 1895), pp. 56-61.
Koons, E.W. Afforestation in Korea. Transactions of the Korea Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, Vol. VI --- Part I (1915), pp. 35-42.
Korean Ginseng. The Korean Repository, Vol. V (May, 1898), pp. 161-170.
Ladd, George Trumbull "Economic and Social Change in Korea". The Journal of Race Development, Vol. 1 (July, 1910), pp. 248-253.
Landis, E.B. Geomancy in Korea. The Korean Repository, Vol.V (February, 1898), pp.41-46.
Lay, Arthur Hyde. "Marriage Customs of Korea". Transactions of the Korea Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, Vol. IV, Part III (1913), pp. 1-15.
MacNair, Harley Farnsworth. Pilgrimage to the Diamond Mountains. China Journal of Science and Arts, Vol. 1, No. 6 (November, 1923), pp 573-579.
Miura, C. The Problem of Korean Assimilation. The Japan Magazine, Vol. XII, no.I-III ( July-August, 1921) pp. 130-134.
Moffett, S.A. Suggestions on Travelling in Korea. The Korean Repository (November, 1892), pp. 325-330.
Nocentini, Ludovico. "Names of the Sovereigns of the Old Corean States, and Chronological Table of the Present Dynasty". Journal of the China Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, Vol. XXII, New Series (1887), pp. 90-99.
Paske, J. The Corean School System. East of Asia Magazine, Vol. II (1903), pp. 24-30.
Rufus, W. Carl. "The Celestial Planisphere of King Yi Tai-jo". Transactions of the Korea Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, Vol. IV, Part III (1913), pp. 23-72.
Scherzer, F. "Corea". Journal of the North China Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, Vol. XVIII, New Series (1883), pp. 25-36.
Seven Months Among the Tong Haks. The Korean Repository, Vol. II (June, 1895), pp. 201-208
Starr, Frederick. Korean Buddhism. The Journal of Race Development, Vol. 11, No. 1 (July, 1918), pp. 71-84.
Trumbull, George. The Development of Korea in Most Recent Times. The Journal of Race Development, Vol. 8, No.4 (April, 1918), pp. 431-438.
Underwood, Horace H. Occidental Literature on Korea. Transactions of the Korea Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, Vol. XX (1931), pp. 1-186,i-xvi.
Van Buskirk, J.D. Some Common Korean Foods. Transactions of the Korea Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, Vol. XIV (1923), pp. 1-8.
Wilkinson, W.H. Korean Chess. The Korean Repository, Vol. II (March,1895), pp. 88-95.
 
See also:
The Korean Repository Volume 1 (1892) from the Hathi Trust   
The Korean Repository Volume 3 (1896) from Internet Archive
Administrative reforms in Korea; articles reprinted from the "Seoul Press" (1919) indicating the Japanese response to the 3.1 Movement etc
Directory of Korean Students in the United States 1938-1939
I have received files of 3 "missionary novels" by Lois Hawks Swineheart : "Jane in the Orient", "Sarange: A Child of Chosen" and "Korea Calls!" These books are not yet in the public domain so these files may not be accessed legally for another 10 years or so. They are simply resting here in the meantime.
Books about Korea
Czech-Korean relations
Jaroslav Olša, jr.  Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the Republic of Korea, has been very active in archival research and has wtitten / published some valuable studies which he allows us to put online (see also RASKB Transactions)
Seven Czech Travellers in Korea: how they explored, viewed and described the country before World War II.  (published in English and Korean in the exhibition catalogue 1901 체코인 브라즈의 서울 방 문 1901 Photographs of Seoul by Enrique Stanko Vraz and other early Czech travellers' views of Korea. (Seoul: Seoul Museum of History 2011).

Prelude of Communist Fraternity: Interaction of Czechoslovakia and Korea from World War II until the End of the Korean War (published in English and Korean in the exhibition catalogue The Korean Peninsula after the Armistice as Seen by Czechoslovak Delegates to the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission 1953-1956 -정전 후 남과 북. 체코슬로바키아 중립국감독위원단이 본“ (ed. Jongmin Sa – Seungju Hong – Jaroslav Olša, jr.) (Seoul: Seoul Museum of History 2013).


In 1913, Sekino Tadashi began work on the first volume of the "Chosen koseki zufu" (朝鮮古蹟圖譜 조선고적도보 Joseon Gojeok Dobo)  series (Album of ancient sites and monuments of Joseon), fifteen magnificent volumes of photos and drawings of ancient Korean objects and sites published 1915-1935. This and other publications by him were the origin of the present list of Korean National Treasures. A complete set of images of every volume can be seen here and magnificent PDF files of each volume are available:
Volume 1    낙랑대방군· 고구려 樂浪帶方郡 ·高句麗
Volume 2   고구려성지급고분 高句麗城址及古墳
Volume 3   백제,임나,옥저,예,고신라 百濟,任那,沃沮,濊·,古新羅
Volume 4   신라통일시대(불교유적) 新羅統一時代(佛敎遺蹟)
Volume 5   신라통일시대(왕릉,불상,탑내발견품) 新羅統一時代(王陵,佛像,塔內發見品)
Volume 6   고려(성지,궁지,석탑,기타석조물) 高麗(城址,宮址,石塔,基他石造物)
Volume 7   고려(석탑,불상,능묘,석관,묘지,탑지) 高麗(石塔,佛像,陵墓,石棺,墓誌,塔誌)
Volume 8   고려(도자기) 高麗(陶磁器)
Volume 9   고려(분묘내발견공예품) 高麗(墳墓內發見工藝品)
Volume 10   조선시대(궁전건축) 朝鮮時代(宮殿建築)
Volume 11   조선시대(성곽,학교,문묘,객사,사고,서원등건조물)朝鮮時代(城郭,學校,文廟,客舍,史庫,書院等建造物)
Volume 12   조선시대(불사건축기1) 朝鮮時代(佛寺建築基1)
Volume 13   조선시대(불사건축기2,탑파,묘탑,석비,교량) 朝鮮時代(佛寺建築基2,塔婆,墓塔,石碑,橋梁)
Volume 14   조선시대(회화) 朝鮮時代(繪畵)
Volume 15   조선시대(도자기) 朝鮮時代(陶磁器)

Nearly 4,000 volumes of ancient (Joseon era) Korean books mostly in Classical Chinese from the C. V. Starr East Asian Library, University of California, Berkeley, can be read online or downloaded in PDF through Internet Archive.

Catalogue of an exhibition of poetry books and fiction published in Korea between 1945 and 1950. At the library of the University of Washington, Seattle.

Link to books for sale by the RASKB