B340. Kiyomaro Taikan by Nakajima Uichi


B340.  Kiyomaro Taikan by Nakajima Uichi.  1974.  Clothbound, with slipcase and cardboard storage box, 10 ¼ x 14 ½, about 290 pages in Japanese.

Kiyomaro is known as the Shinshinto Masamune, both for the quality of his work and the value of swords made by him.  This book shows with a few very sharp photos and many very well done oshigata the blades of Kiyomaro and his students.

The storage box is loose at corners; the book and slipcase are like new. A former owner has placed his name stamp on the front end paper and written the title in English on the spine of the slipcase.  8 pounds, 7 ounces.  Now $225.