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The Sword Book in Honchõ Gunkikõ and the Book of Samé Kõ Hi Sei Gi, of Inaba Tsuriõ

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Title:The Sword Book in Honchõ Gunkikõ and the Book of Samé Kõ Hi Sei Gi, of Inaba Tsuriõ
Price:GBP£185.00 (about USD$232.00)
Book ID:B009-3769
Publisher:Holland Press, London, 1962
Edition:First Thus
Binding:Hardcover (Original Cloth)
Condition:Near Fine Condition
Dust Jacket:No Dust Jacket
Holland Press, 1962, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Near Fine Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Thus

A reprint of the edition published in 1913 by Henri L. Joly which was the first complete book on the Japanese sword to be published in a European language. 16 pages at the front include titles,Joly's preface & a biography of Arai Hakuseki. There follows the translation of the Honcho Gunkiko with notes & illustrations & then a very large appendices section which includes: "The Honcho Gunkiko"; "Setto"; "Making & Testing Swords"; "The Honami Family"; "Additional Notes"; a fold-out "Synoptical Table of Nengo" & a "List of Principal Swordsmiths". Then follows the Book of Same & finally an extensive 26 page index. The book is profusely illustrated by b/w. drawings & photo's. Reprint. Size: Large Octavo. 176 + 33 +26(index). Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. no d/j. but book now in archive acetate film protection. Previous owner's signature in ink inside front cover. Top edge red. Gilt titles spine. dark purple cloth. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: History; Swords; Weapons; Sword Making; Japan; 18th century; Martial Arts. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3769.
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