B1050. Shinshu no Meito


B1050.  Shinshu no Meito.  2004.  Softbound, 8 1/4 x 11 3/4, 39 pages in Japanese.  Great swords from Shinano Province is the subject.  Early blades (a tanto by Yoshimitsu and a Sanjo tachi) begin the book, 5 swords by Kiyomaro come next followed by other later smiths, and a few very early pieces close it out.  Other than a gently bumped corner condition is excellent.  6 ounces.  Now $20.