B324. Shimpan Nihon no Mei Yari
B324. Shimpan Nihon no Mei Yari. 1974. Clothbound with slipcase, 7 1/2 x 10 1/2″, 247 pages in Japanese. Shimpan means “New Publication”; this being the later edition of the book. The 1st 100 pages of the book are given to crisp black & white photos of 185 polearms and associated equipment, many of which are very important and many that aren’t illustrated in other books. The rest of the book is largely text with occasional drawings and photos, and the descriptions of included pieces. Beautiful book; great reference.
A bit of scuffing to the slipcase; otherwise condition is excellent. 2 pounds, 7 ounces. Was $150, now $80.