B1055. Masterpieces From the Randolph B. Caldwell Collection


B1055. Masterpieces From the Randolph B. Caldwell Collection: Japanese Sword Fittings.  Syz Limited.  1994.  Hardbound with a dust jacket, 8 1/2 x 12″, 200 pages in English.  R.B. Caldwell was an early, post-war collector of swords and kodogu in the west.  With affection and diligence he was able to amass a very impressive collection.  142 pieces, many big names and important, are described and shown in crisp black & white and color photography.  This book is the catalog to the private sale at Syz Limited; the remainder of the collection was sold by Sothebys in London but this was the high end of what Mr. Caldwell had.  I understand the book is not often offered for sale.

Condition is excellent.  3 pounds, 1 ounce.  $160.