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.  This is the 2nd time for this title on my site; I understand the book is not often offered for sale.

Condition is excellent.  3 pounds, 1 ounce.  $160.