Japanese Swordsmiths (2 Volumes)
21cm x 15cm. [iv], 16, 756 pages, 2 volumes, continuous pagination, black and white illustrations. Blue cloth, gilt lettering
13,500 names used by about 12,000 swordsmiths from 700 to 1900 AD together with supplemental lists of 4,000 swordsmiths, steel and temper line characteristics of 2,500 smiths, glossary of 1,000 sword terms, thirty pages of illustrations, and numerous tables.
Volume 1 is in Good Condition, with the front hinge starting at crown, otherwise minor general wear. Volume 2 is in Very Good Condition. Minor wear to board edges. Previous owner plate in both volumes. Good Condition.