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B525. Tsuba Shusei by Nakamura

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B525.  Tsuba Shusei by Nakamura.  1963.  Of a limited edition of 1,000.  Clothbound with plastic jacket and slipcase, 11 ½ x 14 ½”, 522 heavy stock pages in Japanese.  This is a very impressive book.  Thousands of tsuba, from Kamakura to late Edo and arranged by school. are illustrated (24 in color photos and the rest in black & white) and described.  If there is a tsuba bible this might be it; there can’t be a more comprehensive book on the subject.  This copy is inscribed, by the author I presume, on an end paper.

Excellent condition.  10 pounds, 6 ounces.  Now $450.


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