B876. Tsuba Geijutsuko by Dr. Torigoye, with translation
B876. Tsuba Geijutsu-ko by Torigoye Kazutaro. 1960. Clothbound 2 volumes in slipcase and cardboard storage box, 8 1/2 x 11 3/4″. One of the volumes is 222 heavy stock pages, each page is printed one side only with crisp black & white photos of great tsuba. The other volume is mostly text with some photos and drawings, 144 pages in Japanese. Mr. Torigoye was the authority on tsuba of the 20th century. Great reference, great book.
Also included is a copy of Tsuba: An Aesthetic Study by Kazutaro Torigoye and Robert Haynes, from the Tsuba Geijutsu-ko of Kazutaro Torigoye. 2000. Softbound, 8 1/2 x 11″, 282 pages in English. This book contains all the information of the Japanese volumes, with additions and editing by Robert Haynes. As such it isn’t a straight translation; it is better. This book has pictures from the Japanese book but they are quite grainy. Best to have both books.
Other than for a bit of shelf wear to the storage box of the Japanese books they are in great condition. The translation is as new. 7 pounds, 10 ounces. $275.