C117. Masamune To Sono Ichimon by Dr. Homma
C117. Masamune To Sono Ichimon. Masterworks of Japanese Swords by Masamune and His School by Dr. Homma. 1961. Clothbound with slipcase, 10 x 14 ½”, 232 pages in full text English and Japanese. Masamune was the most influential swordsmith of Japanese history and his swords are among the most valuable of all. The book begins with a 37 page essay on the Swordsmiths of the Soshu Den, and follows with 96 great swords by those smiths, illustrated in crisp black & white photos and thorough descriptions. A very beautiful book.
The slipcase is dinged and faded; the book itself is in excellent condition. 4 pounds, 5 ounces. Marked down, way down, at $200.