Yushuto Zuroku ( Volume I ) [ with English Translation: ] Catalogue of Excellent Swords
Yoshikawa Koen & Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kai
Price: 175.00 USD
Japan: Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kai, 1979. Hardcover & Softcover. (2 Volume set). Japanese Language Volume: Hardcover. Folio. 12 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches. Approx. 300 pages in Japanese + 10pp preface and list of plates in English. Original sage-green cloth with gilt titling to spine. Original cardboard slip-case. TEXT IN JAPANESE. Generously illustrated in black and white. The first volume of this a 3 volume catalogue of Yushu rated swords published by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kai. Details 150 important swords, sometimes from lesser-known smiths, with clear photographs of oshigata etc. Occasional English language pencil annotations identifying particular swords and their date in the margins. Otherwise a clean, tight, near-Fine copy in lightly marked slip-case. English language volume: Softcover. Octavo. 10 1/8 x 7 1/8 inches. Not paginated [112pp]. Plain white wrappers titled in black on upper cover. A translation into English of the text (only) of the Japanese volume. Covers slightly darkened and rubbed at edges, else a tight, clean VG+ copy. A nice, important set. First Editions.