C120. Japanese Sword Guards. Museum of Fine Arts Boston. Plates only
C120. Japanese Sword Guards Museum of Fine Arts Boston: Plates Only. There is a handwritten note on the front cover stating “Published in 1913”. 35 loose sheets and 2 loose covers, 6 x 9”, in English. These are the separately published photographic plates from an earlier book (see my listing C119). 69, I think, fine tsuba are presented in crisp black & white photos and with a short caption.
The front cover has 2 rips, a few creases, and a couple corners missing. The back cover has a missing corner. The plates have a few short rips and a few tiny corners gone. Otherwise all is well. 7 ounces. $35