B922. Koto Shinto Meihin Shu


B922.  Koto Shinto Meihin Shu by the NBTHK, Tokyo (National Sword Museum).  1976.  Hardbound in slipcase, 9 x 12 1/4″, 187 pages in Japanese.  This book was released in conjunction with the NBTHK’s 25th Annual Convention.  158 great blades of Koto & Shinto times are shown in very crisp black & white photography.  At the back of the book are plates with early blades, koshirae and kodogu.  Beautiful book.

A former owner has written the title in English on the spine of the slipcase and his name is stamped on the front end paper. The book is in mint condition.  3 pounds, 12 ounces.  Now $40,