B230.Toban Shinpin Zukan: Picture Book of Importan Tsuba
B230, Toban Shinpin Zukan: Picture Book of Important Tsuba Copy and translation by Henri L. Joly, edited by Alan L. Harvie and with annotations by Robert E. Haynes & Alan L. Harvie. Northern California Japanese Sword Club. 2002. Spiral bound in 2 volumes, 8 1/2 x 11″, about 330 pages in English. This is a redo of an early Japanese book: Toban Shokan Kotetsu (see B974 on my site); no idea why the title was changed. The 2 publications aren’t exactly the same (I have found at least 1 tsuba in this book that isn’t in the other) but they must be very close. Drawings of 313 fine tsuba, with commentary by 3 important students of the art. For the money, this is a great reference.
Condition is as new. 2 pounds, 5 ounces. Was $65, now $50.