B564. Yumei Koto Taikan by Iimura


B564.   Yumei Koto Taikan by Iimura.  1982.  Clothbound with plastic jacket and slipcase, 8 ½ x 12”, 840 pages in Japanese.  Hundreds and hundreds of oshigata and photos of blades from the Koto period; this is a very important and useful reference.  I have a copy on my book shelf; wouldn’t be without it.  I have a digital copy of an English index to this book.  If you buy it remind me to send the index..

I currently have 3 copies of this book and I’d like to move 1 or 2 along. I have lowered the price from $475 to $375; it will go back up when 1 or 2 sell. One of the 3 copies is in excellent original condition with a slipcase in good shape. The other 2 copies had compromised bindings. I took them to a first class book binder and now they also are in excellent condition. The binder tells me the new bindings are stronger than the original. The slipcases of the rebound copies are a bit shelf worn but nothing serious. If you buy this book be sure to tell me which copy you want. 8 pounds, 9 ounces. $375.