B116. Sword Guards and Fittings from Japan: The Collection of The Museum of Decorative Arts, Copenhagen


B116.  Sword Guards and Fittings from Japan: The Collection of the Museum of Decorative Art, Copenhagen by Danske Kustindustrimuseum.  1983.  2 clothbound volumes in a clothbound, hinged box, 10 1/2 x 15″, 571 pages in English and Japanese, of a limited edition.  This collection was given to the museum by Dr. Hugo Halberstadt and it is a very impressive collection.  The books are equally as impressive: large, beautiful and with commentary & descriptions by Nobuo Ogasawara of the Tokyo National Museum.  Many pages of color pictures and thousands of pictures in black & white: a wonderful reference that is very difficult to find for sale.

This book is with a long time and trusted consignor to my site; he will ship from the US.  My usual guarantee applies.

There is a bit of minor bumping and shelf wear on the hinged box, faint spotting on the book backs, and a slight bit of foxing on the outer edges of the page blocks (nothing serious); the rest is fine.  13 pounds, 14 ounces.  $600.

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