B663. Soshu Den Meisaku Shu by Dr. Homma
B663. Soshu Den Meisaku Shu by Dr. Homma. 1975. Clothbound with bone or ivory clipped slipcase, there is no cardboard storage box, 15 ½ x 20 ¾”, about 425 pages in Japanese. This is a huge, beautiful book, presenting the very best of the Soshu Den, one of the 5 great traditions of Nihonto. The 1st 67 pages are text and oshigata; the remainder of the book is given to large, crisp photos and very well done oshigata of 178 important swords. Soshu is the School of Masamune, Sadamune, Yukimitsu, Kunimitsu, O-Sa, and many others. Great fun to page through; a wonderful book to own.
The book is in beautiful, excellent condition. It is with a trusted consignor to my site who will ship from Europe; my usual guarantee applies. 16 pounds, 9 ounces. Was $600; now $400.