B329. Akamatsu Masanori by Oyama


B329.  Akamatsu Masanori by Oyama.  1977.  Clothbound with slipcase, 8 ½ x 12 ¼”, 170 pages in Japanese with an introduction and description of plates in English (9 pages).  Akamatsu Masanori (1455 – 1496) was a Feudal daimyo of 3 provinces who made swords in his spare time, studying with Osafune Munemitsu.  This is a beautiful book about the man and the swords he made.  Crisp photos and well don oshigata illustrate the text.  Inside the front cover is the bookplate of Col. Dean Hartley.

Condition is excellent.  3 pounds, 1 ounce.  $100.