B957. Meito Zufu by Gogou Token Kenkyu Kai
B957. Meito Zufu by the Gogou Token Kenkyu Kai in Osaka. 1935. Hardbound, 10 3/4 x 14 1/2", about 220 pages in Japanese. The Gogou Token Kenkyu Kai was a private club of sword collectors and in the pre war years they published 4 volumes of photos of great swords belonging to the membership and for members only. This is one of the 4 volumes. 100 plates (printed one side only) are separated by glasine pages between. Because of the dates of publication and member only distribution, copies of any of these are today almost impossible to find. This is my 2nd copy ever.
The slipcase is missing and the back hinge is in need of repair. The binding is loose; pages aren't falling out but they look like they could with a bit of persuasion; this copy would benefit from the attention of a book binder. Considering the age and scarcity of the book, condition is acceptable, I think. 6 pounds, 10 ounces. Usually priced at $175; due to the binding this copy can be had for $115.
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