B456. Showa Daimeito Zufu by NBTHK & Dr. Homma
B456. Showa Daimeito Zufu by The NBTHK and Homma Junji. 1979. 3 volumes. Clothbound in 2 slipcases, 10 ¼ x 14 ½”, 780 total pages in Japanese & English. 2 volumes of pictures and commentary in Japanese are housed in one slipcase and the 3rd volume is 152 pages of translation into English of Dr. Homma’s commentary.
There is a common misunderstanding of this book. This isn’t a collection of swords made in the modern (Showa) period; this is a collection of the greatest Japanese swords ever, put together in the Showa period. 313 swords, all important and many incredibly so (National Treasure) are shown in large, clear, black & white photos. This book is huge and beautiful. This title is included in the Index of Japanese Sword Literature on the JSS/US website.
The large slipcase has a couple minor dings and the spines of the Japanese volumes are a bit sun faded; all else is fine. 17 pounds, 7 ounces. Was $500, now $375.
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