B841. Japanese Sword Mounts in Collections of Field Museum


B841.  Japanese Sword Mounts in the Collections of Field Museum by Helen C. Gonsaulus.  1923, reprinted in 1976.  Softbound, 6 ½ x 9 ½”, about 300 pages in English.  Extensive text on the history of tsuba and discussing the various schools of tsuba making, list of signatures, and index, and a chapter on restoration of tsuba that you definitely should ignore.  The last third of the book is sharp black & white photos of tsuba in the collection.

This copy has a cover that is different from the one in my picture. All else is the same and condition is read but not abused.  1 pound, 6 ounces.  Now $20.