B755. Kinko Meikan by Senichiro Masumoto & Kenichi Kokubo with translation


B755.  Kinko Meikan by Senichiro Masumoto & Kenichi Kokubo.  1974.  Clothbound with slipcase, 5 1/4 x 7 1/2″, 676 pages in Japanese.  With full English translation by John Yumoto & Alan Harvie.  1982.  197 unbound (loose) 8 1/2 x 11″ pages.

All but about 20 of the book’s pages are 4 photos to a page of kodogu signatures, with a short note of biographical information.  There is a newer edition of this book but it has 6 photos per page and it doesn’t match the translation.  A valuable reference.

The slipcase of the Japanese book is dinged a bit; it still serves well to house the book. The book itself is in excellent condition.  3 pounds, 7 ounces.  $195.