B934. Tagane no Hana, 6 volumes by Toshimo Mitsumura
B934. Tagane no Hana by Toshimo Mitsumura. 1971. Clothbound tied binding in 6 volumes with cardboard slipcases (only 1 slipcase is pictured but all 6 are here). The books are 12 x 15 3/4″, pages aren’t numbered but it looks like about 200 pages each volume in Japanese, and the pages have gilt edges. Tagane no Hana (Flower of the Chisel) was originally published in 1903. This is one of 2 later editions,which was published as 4 volumes originally and then 2 supplemental volumes were added. This is only the third time I’ve had this book and the first time with all 6 volumes; they don’t often appear for sale. Thousands of pieces: tsuba, fuchi/kashira, kogai, kotsuka, menuki, and others are included. Pretty impressive reference. Each page of photos is overlain by a translucent page with the descriptions (one of the supplements has the translucent page without descriptions).