B670. Kaga Kinko Taikan


B670.  Kaga Kinko Taikan by the NBTHK.  1983.  Clothbound with slipcase and outer storage box, 10 ½ x 15”, about 300 pages in Japanese.  Kaga Province produced many skilled artisans; this book is a celebration of their kodogu, koshirae, pottery, metalwork, and much more.  Crisp color photography, with many enlargements, illustrate the book: wonderful stuff to look at. Also included is a set of hand drawings of a koshirae, from a sketch book maybe.

The slipcase is separating along edges for a few inches on its bottom; otherwise condition is excellent. A former owner has written Kaga at the top of the slipcase spine and his name inside the front cover.  7 pounds.  $200.