B525. Tsuba Shusei by Nakamura


B525.  Tsuba Shusei by Nakamura.  1963.  Of a limited edition of 1,000.  Clothbound with plastic jacket, slipcase, and cardboard storage box, 11 ½ x 14 ½”, 522 heavy stock pages in Japanese.  This is a very impressive book.  Thousands of tsuba, from Kamakura to late Edo and arranged by school. are illustrated (24 in color photos and the rest in black & white) and described.  If there is a tsuba bible this might be it; there can’t be a more comprehensive book on the subject.

The storage box is shelf worn, the slipcase is just a bit toned; the book is in excellentt condition. This book is with a trusted consignor to my site; he will ship from the US and my usual guarantee applies. 10 pounds, 6 ounces.  Was $425, now $350.