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B498. Gendaito Meisaku Zuikan by Dr. Sato

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B498.  Gendaito Meisaku Zuikan by Dr. Sato.  1977.  Clothbound with slipcase, 10 1/2 x 14 1/2", 265 pages in Japanese.  Also included is a 100 page translation into English of almost the entire book.  From a limited edition of 800 copies.  If you have an interest in Gendaito (swords made traditionally after WWII) this is the book for you.  The 1st 155 pages are very crisp black & white photos and oshigata of great modern blades.  The last 100 or so pages are text, a few illustrations, and biographies with pictures of the smiths.  This book is included in the Index of Japanese Sword Literature on the JSS/US website; there is an index of its contents.

A corner has been bumped, there is faint staining on the slipcase and book spine, and corners of the book have been rubbed.  All else is fine.  7 pounds, 8 ounces.  Was $300; now $125.

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