B515. Toso Kinko Gotoke Jushichidai. By Shimada. R.B. Caldwell’s Copy


B515.  Toso Kinko Gotoke Jushichidai. By Shimada & others.  1973.  Clothbound with slipcase, 8 ½ x 12”, 258 pages in Japanese.  This book presents the 17 generations of the family Goto, the most famous and some say the very best of the soft metal fittings makers.  The work is undeniably beautiful; the book is also.  Mostly black & white photos, life size and showing great detail, and many drawings, and signatures, and seals, and a bunch more.  Great reference.

I have a digital copy of an English index of this book.  If you buy the book remind me to send you the index.

AA former owner has written the title in English on the spine of the slipcase, again on the end paper and his name is here also. At the back of the book, an end paper is signed by R.B. Caldwell with his chop. All is excellent condition.  5 pounds, 11 ounces.  $150.