Shinko Meito Zufu [ Shin(to) and Ko(to) Famous Swords: An Illustrated Reference Book ]
Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai
Price: 175.00 USD
Japan: Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai, 1957. Hardcover. Folio. 12 1/4 x 8 7/8 inches. Approx. 26pp of text (in Japanese) + 226pp of black and white photographic plates. Original grey cloth with blue titling to front board. Original cardboard slip-case. TEXT IN JAPANESE. Generously illustrated in black and white. A selection of famous shinto and koto swords. The 26th National Convention Commemorative Publication of the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai ("Society for the Preservation of Japanese Art Swords"). 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. First Edition.