B555. Tsuba no Bi by Kajima


B555.  Tsuba no Bi by Kajima.  1970.  Clothbound with slipcase, 9 x 12 ½”, 275 pages in Japanese.  364 very fine tsuba are shown in black & white and some color photographs, nice crisp quality pictures and many of the tsuba are shown both sides.  Early and late, iron and kinko, all of them great or better.  A beautiful book.  I have a digital copy of an English translation of the photo captions; if you buy this book remind me to send it to you.

The slipcase is well dinged, separating along edges here and there.  The book itself is just fine.  It is with a trusted consignor in The States, he will ship to you, and my usual guarantee applies. 4 pounds, 13 ounces.  Was $200; now $75.