Notes: 398 pages. 7-1/4 by 10-1/2 inches.
A monograph of tsuba, the guards on Japanese swords. The book includes 20 full-page color plate, each protected with a tissue guard, and 298 black-and-white photographs, most two to a page. The captions are in Japanese only. The remainder of the book, about 180 pages, is text, entirely in Japanese.
Series: Aigan meihin shu, volume 2.
Edition + Condition: A fine copy in a fine slipcase. This copy comes in the original cardboard box which has some bookseller notations in pencil.
Publication: Tokyo: Shibata bijutsu tokenten toshobu, 1963.
Item No: #306919