B502. The Japanese Sword: Iron Craftsmanship and the Warrior Spirit
B502. The Japanese Sword: Iron Craftsmanship and the Warrior Spirit by The Tokyo National Museum. 1997. Softbound, 8 ¾ x 11 ¾”, 378 pages in Japanese with a list of the 351 plates in English. This was a very special exhibition at the National Museum: incredible items (many National Treasures), a beautiful book. This title is included (as Nihon no Katana)in the Index of Japanese Sword Literature on the JSS/US website.
A former owner’s name stamp is on the front end paper and there is a shallow crease in the rear cover. 4 pounds. Normally $60; this copy for $40.