B648. Token Bijutsu English Edition Reformatted by Fimio
B648. Token Bijutsu, English edition, by the NBTHK. Reformatted, compiled, and edited by Frederick Fimio. Hardbound in 2 volumes, 8 ½ x 11”, 507 pages. The 59 issues of “Token Bijutsu” English Edition, released by the NBTHK between 1979 and 1994, collectively are probably the best Nihonto reference in English ever. Sets of the original issues are rarely offered for sale and quite pricey when offered. These 2 volumes are a compilation of a large chunk of the original material, arranged into Koto and Shinto books. You get smiths, schools, gobs of illustrations and a whole lot more.
The books are inscribed by Mr. Fimio to the original owner and they are in excellent, like new condition. 5 pounds, 3 ounces. $250.