B880. Illustrated Catalogues of Tokyo National Museum: Sword Guard
B880. Illustrated Catalogues of Tokyo National Museum: Sword Guaed. 1979. Clothbound with dust jacket, 7 1/2 x 10 1/2", 191 pages in Japanese and English. Of the 3 Nihonto books in this series: Swords, Sword Mountings, and Sword Guards, this is the most difficult to find. 542 great tsuba from one of the world's great collections are shown in chronological order in sharp black & white photos and described in both languages. This is a very good reference.
The jacket is a bit rubbed and a former owner has written his name inside the cover; otherwise condition is great. 1 pound, 10 ounces. $180.
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