B731. Nihonto Zuikan by Kataoka
B731. Nihonto Zuikan: Koto & Shinto by Kataoka. Clothbound in 2 large volumes; the slipcases are missing, 9 x 12", in Japanese. Koto: 1982, 1,064 pages. Shinto 1984, 1,068 pages. This is the expanded, 2nd edition of Shinto (there never was a 2nd edition of Koto). Both volumes have indexes in English. Other than the 7 volumes of Nihonto Taikan (also on this site) this is the greatest of the Taikan/Zuikan. Well done oshigata of just about every smith who mattered. This is an incredible reference; if you care about Nihonto you lust after these books.
I have digital copies of English indexes to both volumes; if you buy this set remind me to send you them. Both are included in the "Index of Japanese Sword Literature" on the JSS/US website
A former owner's bookplates are inside the back covers and there are a few pages in each volume with small, neat notes written in. Otherwise the books are in great condition. 20 pounds, 10 ounces. $850.
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