B735. Toso Kodogu Koza. 8 volumes by Wakayama


B735.  Toso Kodogu Koza by Wakayama.  1972.  8 hardbound, slipcased volumes, 7 ½ x 10 ½”, 2,465 total pages in Japanese.  Volumes cover early tsuba, the Goto School, Edo, Kyoto, other schools and provinces, and much more.  The last volume discusses and illustrates technique.  Must be thousands of pieces illustrated, both famous and lesser known.  It would be safe to say this is the encyclopedia of fittings art.  I have a digital copy of an index to the 8 volumes in English; if you buy the books remind me to send it to you.

A former owner’s name is inside the cover of each volume. He has neatly written a paragraph explaining the contents of each volume on the front end paper. Condition is excellent, near new.  28 pounds.  $395.