Torigoe Kazutaro: TSUBA KANSHOKI. (The Intrinsic Value of Japanese Sword-Guard). Tokyo, 1965. 162 pp. text, 351 pp. b/w plates and illustrations. 31x22 cm. Half-leather, much worn and damaged.
Some 700 tsuba from private Japanese and Western collections are reproduced and described in Japanese only. Numbered edition of 500 copies. With author's dedication, but a very used copy, having been read vividly in a humid climate, leaving such traces. Very scarce.
Subjects: Armour and Weapons
Available, as of: 20/05/2019
Was item 176 in printed List 195.
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