B299. The Book of the Sword: 10 Monographs on Japanese Swords
B299. The Book of the Sword: 10 Monographs on Japanese Swords, edited by R.B. Caldwell. 1979. Hardbound, 5 ¾ x 9 ¾”, 159 pages in English. The book is divided into 3 sections: Sword as History, Sword as Steel (practical aspects), and Sword as Art (including an article on tsuba by Dr. Homma). In a pocket inside the back cover are 3 foldouts, printed both sides, of “Oshigata of a few of the many fine swords found in western collections”.
The book is in great condition: a couple faint dings to the cover, nothing more. 13 ounces. Was $35, now $15.