B686. Japanese Sword Fittings from the Alexander G. Mosle Collection
B686. Japanese Sword Fittings from the Alexander G. Mosle Collection, Sebastian Izzard. 2004. Softbound, 8 1/2 x 11″, 123 pages in English. Alexander Mosle was a German business man who spent years in Japan in the late 19th century. He developed a strong interest in kodogu, met and studied with greatest authorities on the subject of the time, and amassed an incredible collection of the finest pieces of sword furniture. The collection was auctioned off for peanuts at the time of his death right after WWII. This is a catalog of part of that collection: 175 very fine pieces shown in color and described. Beautiful book in excellent condition. 1 pound, 8 ounces. $75.