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B675. Tosogu no Kigen

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B675.  Tosogu no Kigen by Sasano Masayuki.  1979.  Clothbound with plastic jacket and slipcase (the cardboard sleeve in the top picture doesn't come with this copy; it is missing), 7 1/2 x 10 1/2", 257 pages in Japanese with an English description of each piece illustrated, # 981 of a limited edition.  Great book on kotsuka, kogai, and tsuba, and important for the arguments Mr. Sasano made about the origins of the art.  Nice to have the longer than average English descriptions and an English translation of the text is available online also.

Condition is excellent.  3 pounds, 10 ounces.  Was $225; now $150.

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