B761. The Arts of the Japanese Sword by Robinson


B761.  The Arts of the Japanese Sword by B.W. Robinson.  Hardbound with dust jacket, 6 1/4 x 10″, about 200 pages in English.  A good introduction to Nihonto, with charts, drawings, photos in color and black & white, and a thorough text.  Lots of information and please disregard what the author has to say about cleaning tsuba.

The copy of this book I currently have is different from than the one in my 1st picture; the corners have been bumped and rubbed, the bottoms of the covers are rubbed, and the dust jacket is a bit ratty. The page block is intact; a decent reading copy.  1 pound, 13 ounces.  Normally $30; this one can be had for $10.

There is a 2nd copy of this book with a consignor in The Netherlands.  Condition is excellent with only 1 identification mark on the 1st page, my usual guarantee applies. $30. Let me know if you want this copy.