Early Japanese Sword Guards: Sukashi Tsuba: Sasano, Masayuki Early Japanese Sword Guards: Sukashi Tsuba: Sasano, Masayuki Early Japanese Sword Guards: Sukashi Tsuba: Sasano, Masayuki Early Japanese Sword Guards: Sukashi Tsuba: Sasano, Masayuki

Early Japanese Sword Guards: Sukashi Tsuba

Sasano, Masayuki

Published by Robert G. Sawers, 1974
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Very jnice, clean book, tightly bound with vary clean pages and page edges. No names or writing . Dustjacket is likewise clean and shows just one closed tear to spine area which almost disappears in brand new mylar cover. Overall quite attractive. Book is the first of its kind and offers much information for collectors with large illistrations to augment the text. 292 pages including index. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Early Japanese Sword Guards: Sukashi Tsuba
Publisher: Robert G. Sawers
Publication Date: 1974
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Thus.

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Book Description A STUNNINGLY & BEAUTIFUL ILLUSTRATED TSUBA REFRENCE BOOK Tokyo [1972], Japan Pubs. Purple cloth, 284p., 50 color, 215b. w. plates, index, appendix, chronology, like new, a veryclean & bright copy, 18 x 26 cm., in excellent dust jacket,very solid. FIRST AMERICAN EDITIONIllustrating & describing in great detail 216 Tsuba.Covers 21 of the major schools, including Owari,Kanayama, Ono, Hoan, Miyamoto, Musashi and others. Alsoaddressing selected sword guards, Ko-tosho, Ko-katchushi,and others. With appendices on the care and preservationof iron sword guards and the nomenclature. The indicesare to schools and guard makers.*Devoting some 25 years to the study of Tsuba, the author'sessay is brilliant, and exhibits a real prowess for hisknowledge.***An excellent reference for the collector and students.*QUITE RARE.***. *** Color scans of this and most other items are postedto our website. Book description text protected byCopyright. Bookseller Inventory # 86038803

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Book Description Japan Publications Inc, Japan, 1972. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Size: Large 8vo ( 9 to 11 inches). Binding tight, covers & spine fully intact. Edges very slightly spotted or marked. ISBN: 0870401769. ISBN/EAN: 9780870401763. **Weight exceeds 1 kg. A Postage surcharge WILL be requested for orders placed via this service. Contact us first for a quote **. Bookseller Inventory # 19750

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Book Description Tokyo & San Francisco: Japan Publications Inc., 1972, 1972. First printing. Fine in purple embossed silk with gilt title to spine, in very good glossy dustjacket with light shelf wear. Illustrated throughout with photographs by Shihachi Fujimoto: 216 images of sword guards printed in black-and-white gravure, 50 sword guards in full color. 284pp, index. Attractive bookplate to front free endpaper. Bookseller Inventory # 632

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Book Description Japan Publications Inc.; 1st e, 1972. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P020870401769

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Book Description Japan Publications Inc., Tokyo, Japan, 1972. Hardcover. First Edition [1972]; First Printing, so stated. Near Fine in Very Good+ DJ: The Book shows faint shelfwear; the binding square and secure; the text is clean. The DJ shows some wear at head of backstrip; short closed tear at that point; mild rubbing and discoloration at heel of same; else only mild rubbing; the price has been clipped; mylar-protected. Overall, while no longer pristine, remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club. NOT an Ex-Library copy. Small 4to. xi, 284 pages. Photographs by Shihachi Fujimoto. Sewn-in Silk ribbon marker. Hardback with DJ. Presents clearly and accurately the beauty of open-work tsuba, arranged according to design school and historic period. Twenty-one major schools of tsuba production are examined. First Edition [1972]; First Printing, so stated. Bookseller Inventory # 46791

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Book Description Japan Publications Inc.; 1st e, 1972. Hardcover. Book Condition: Like New. Almost new condition. Bookseller Inventory # P010870401769

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Book Description Tokyo & San Francisco, Japan Publications 1972., 1972. First edition. XI, (1), 284 pp. With colour plates and numerous illustrations in the text. Publisher's purple silk cloth, no dust-jacket, book-plate. A very good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 158754

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Book Description Tokyo & San Francisco: Japan Publications Inc., 1972, 1972. Fine in purple embossed silk with gilt title to spine, in near fine glossy dustjacket with minimal wear to corners. Illustrated throughout with photographs by Shihachi Fujimoto: 216 images of sword guards printed in black-and-white gravure, 50 sword guards in full color. 284pp, index. Bookseller Inventory # 586

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Sasano, Masayuki (Author); Gage, Richard L. (Translator)
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Book Description Japan Publications Inc., 1972. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Book has light shelving wear to the edges and corners, along with the pages picking up some aging. Aside from these minor items this is a very good copy that remains well-bound with crisp pages that are unmarked. The dust jacket carries light edge wear along with very minor rubbing to the flaps. Other than the items listed, this is a very good copy that remains crisp with the original color rich; the text sharp and the whole of the copy protected via archival cover. Bookseller Inventory # 930695

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