B654. Nihonto Koza: Koto Part 1, translated by Watson
B654. Nihonto Koza: Koto Part 1 translated from Japanese by Harry Watson. 1994. Hardbound, 8 1/4 x 11″, about 530 pages in English. The book is inscribed to a former owner by Mr. Watson. This is one of the 6 volumes of Nihonto Koza that Harry has translated. All of the volumes are out of print and somewhat difficult to find. Photos, oshigata, charts, and lots of text to explain and illustrate swords of the Koto (old sword) period. I have also, at this time, a complete set of Watson’s translation: see my # B576.
Other than for a tiny dent in the edge of the covers condition is excellent, like new. 4 pounds, 6 ounces. $200.