B1055. Masterpieces From the Randolph B. Caldwell Collection
B1055. Masterpieces From the Randolph B. Caldwell Collection: Japanese Sword Fittings. Syz Limited. 1994. Hardbound with a dust jacket, 8 1/2 x 12″, 200 pages in English. R.B. Caldwell was an early, post-war collector of swords and kodogu in the west. With affection and diligence he was able to amass a very impressive collection. 142 pieces, many big names and important, are described and shown in crisp black & white and color photography. This book is the catalog to the private sale at Syz Limited; the remainder of the collection was sold by Sothebys in London but this was the high end of what Mr. Caldwell had. I understand the book is not often offered for sale.
A former owner’s name is on the front end paper; condition is excellent. 3 pounds, 1 ounce. $160.