B525. Tsuba Shusei by Nakamura
B525. Tsuba Shusei by Nakamura. 1963. Of a limited edition of 1,000. Clothbound with plastic jacket and slipcase, 11 ½ x 14 ½”, 522 heavy stock pages in Japanese. This is a very impressive book. Thousands of tsuba, from Kamakura to late Edo and arranged by school. are illustrated (24 in color photos and the rest in black & white) and described. If there is a tsuba bible this might be it; there can’t be a more comprehensive book on the subject.
The slipcase (not the one in my picture) is dinged & stained but still holding together and protecting the book. There is a bit of foxing on the book but otherwise great condition. 10 pounds, 6 ounces. Now $425.
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