B206. The Baur Collection


B206.  The Baur Collection: Japanese Sword-Fittings and Associated Metalwork by B.W. Robinson.  1980.  Clothbound with dust jacket, slipcase, and cardboard storage box, 9 x 11 1/2″, 444 pages in English (the Preface is given in French also).  Alfred Baur ammassed his collection at the beginning of the 20th century.  He had a good eye; there are many, many fine and important pieces included in this book.  2591 pieces are well described (and this is only the book on Nihonto; there are other books on other subjects.  He was a voracious collector.) and the majority of them are illustarated in black & white and color.  Pieces are arranged by type and school, and there are indexes of family name, art name, and subject represented, all of which makes this a very useful reference.

This book is in excellent condition.  6 pounds, 10 ounces.  $350.