B413. Japanese Swordsmiths: Commemorative Centenary Edition, by Hawley
B413. Hawley’s Japanese Swordsmiths Revised: Commemorative Centenary Edition by W.M. Hawley. 1998. Softbound 2 volumes in a cardboard storage box, 8 ½ x 11”, about 1100 pages in English. From a limited edition of 300. W.M. Hawley’s Japanese Swordsmiths Revised, the large brown hardbound book, contained errors, a missing page, and some pages that were printed faintly. This edition recreates the original and fixes those problems. You get Kanji used in smith’s names, provinces, carvings on swords, sword terminology, and more, but the large majority of this book, 919 pages, is a list of 32,000 smiths with typical signatures in both English and Kanji, provinces, cross references to other books, and a relative point ranking. A great book. Included also are 2 folded, large scale wall charts on the subject. I have also the hardbound edition of this book; search my listings.
Condition is excellent. 5 pounds, 10 ounces. $475.
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