B1020. Catalogue Sword Guard Artists
B1020. Catalogue Sword Guard Artists by G.T. Marsh & Co. San Francisco. Clothbound, 6 x 9″, maybe 60 pages in English. G.T. Marsh was an oriental art and antiques business and this is a book they put together, either to educate their customers or to move merchandise (or maybe both). After a brief introduction and a list of included artists, 55 tsuba are presented with 71 tipped in black & white photos (1 is missing) and short descriptions. This book looks to be hand made and, as I’ve never before seen a copy, it can’t be common. Many big name artists are included but, as is the case with gallery catalogs, authenticity isn’t a given. Other than a small stain on the back cover and the mentioned missing photo, the book is in excellent condition. 1 pound. $20.