B961. Gyobutsu Tohaku Meito Oshigata


B961.  Gyobutsu Tohaku Meito Oshigata by Sato and Numata.  1958.  Silkbound the slipcase is missing, 10 1/4 x 14 1/2″, 367 pages in Japanese.  This is a book of oshigata of the swords in the Imperial Household Collection (they have nice stuff). Incredible pieces, many of which, I would guess, are pictured in no other books anywhere.  This is an early book and scarce; this is my 3rd copy on the site ever.  Nearly every page is either oshigata or description of 1 or 2 fine swords.  This title is included in the Index of Japanese Sword Literature on the JSS/US website; there is an English index.

The book (not the copy in my pictures) has faint spotting of the silk cover and the spine is faded. It has been used quite a bit is holding together just fine. 6 pounds, 9 ounces.  Now $95..