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  1. Update: The following books were sold and no longer available. Thanks everyone for looking. I will be offering more books from my nihonto library later this year. NIHON TOKO JITEN (KOTO & SHINTO) FUJISHIRO Matsuo (r.1964) - 2 volumes NIHON TOKO JITEN (KOTO & SHINTO) - English Translation (Afu) - 2 volumes NIHON TO KOZA - 6 volumes, translations by Harry Afu Watson
  2. Fujishiro's Nihon Toko Jiten is the classic indispensable reference and guide for the serious collector of Japanese swords, containing thousands of oshigata photos along with detailed descriptions of many swordsmiths of the koto and shinto periods and their -saku ratings. Harry Afu Watson's English translations are a hard-to-find (out-of-print) accompaniment that unlocks the contents for those who can't read the original Japanese. NIHON TOKO JITEN (KOTO-HEN) FUJISHIRO Matsuo (r.1964, 619 pages in Japanese, 6 1/4 x 8 3/4") NIHON TOKO JITEN (SHINTO-HEN) FUJISHIRO Matsuo (r.1964, 492 pages in Japanese,6 1/4 x 8 3/4") NIHON TOKO JITEN (KOTO) - English Translation by Afu (267 pages plus glossary & index, 8 1/4 x 11") NIHON TOKO JITEN (SHINTO) - English Translation by Afu (232 pages plus supplement, glossary & index, 8 1/4 x 11") All four books are in very good+ to excellent condition, the Fujishiro with slipcases (Koto slipcase is torn), English translations are inscribed to former owner by Harry Afu Watson. Mike A. $720 /set of 4 hardcover books, not including shipping
  3. Hi Xavier, Sorry I missed your message, I've been travelling. Yes, I still have the set available and will be able to send them off at the end of September, when I get back to Florida. I am not able to get to France this year like I hoped. Are you still interested in the Nihon To Koza, 6 books? Please let me know. Thanks, Mike
  4. SHIN NIHONTO KANTEI NYUMON YUICHI Hiro & KAZUO Iida New Introduction to the Kantei of Japanese Swords and its English translation (Afu) = SOLD NTHK Novice Course Reprinted by the Northern California Japanese Sword Club = SOLD Thank you. Mike
  5. Hi Xavier, Yes, it is still available. Send me your address and I'll get the shipping cost. Were you interested in any others? Mike Axelrod NTHK Novice Course Reprinted by the Northern California Japanese Sword Club (1990-1992) Spiral bound, 228 pp., very good condition, light stain on cover $67 plus shipping.
  6. Most of the books are still available. Let me know which ones you are interested in. Mike
  7. The price has been reduced to $145, plus shipping. Mike A
  8. Hello all, I've slashed the prices on these books by 10% or more for the next two weeks only. Most of these books are out of print or otherwise rare and hard to find. Please contact me if you are interested in any or all. Thanks, Mike A. NIHON TOKO JITEN (KOTO-HEN) FUJISHIRO Matsuo (r.1964) NIHON TOKO JITEN (SHINTO-HEN) FUJISHIRO Matsuo (r.1964) NIHON TOKO JITEN (KOTO) - English Translation (Afu) NIHON TOKO JITEN (SHINTO) - English Translation (Afu) all books in excellent condition, Fujishiro with slipcases, translations inscribed to former owner by Harry Afu Watson $715 /set of 4 books Nihon To Koza Vol.II: KOTO Part I (Afu) Nihon To Koza Vol.III: KOTO Part II (Afu) Nihon To Koza Vol.IX: KOTO Part III (Afu) Nihon To Koza Vol.IV: SHINTO (Afu) Nihon To Koza Vol.V: SHINSHINTO (Afu) Nihon To Koza Vol.VI: KODOGU Part I (Afu) all books in excellent condition, inscribed to original owners by Harry Afu Watson $895 /set of 6 volumes SHIN NIHONTO KANTEI NYUMON YUICHI Hiro & KAZUO Iida New Introduction to the Kantei of Japanese Swords and its English translation (Afu) both books in excellent condition, translation inscribed to owner by Harry Afu Watson $265 /2 books TOKEN KANTEI DOKUHON Nagayama Kokan (1979), and its full ENGLISH TRANSLATION (spiral bound) Kenji Mishina as published by the Token Society of Great Britain $130 /2 books ONE HUNDRED MASTERPIECES FROM THE COLLECTION OF DR. WALTER A. COMPTON S. Izzard, editor (1992) in excellent condition, with slipcase $112 NIPPON-TO: Art Swords of Japan Japan Society (1976) generally good condition with some damage to top of spine and some English notes on 3 pages of glossary $200 Japanese SWORDS & SWORD FITTINGS FROM THE COLLECTION OF WALTER A. COMPTON, part I (Christies Auction Catalog with prices realized, 31 March 1992, NY) softbound with slipcover, binding flaw, otherwise very good condition $247 Japanese SWORDS & SWORD FITTINGS FROM THE COLLECTION OF WALTER A. COMPTON, part II (Christies Auction Catalog with prices realized, 22 October 1992, NY) softbound with slipcover, very good condition $175 Japanese SWORDS & SWORD FITTINGS FROM THE COLLECTION OF WALTER A. COMPTON, part III(Christies Auction Catalog with prices realized, 17 December 1992, NY) softbound with slipcover, very good condition $112 Japanese MASTER SWORDSMITHS: THE GASSAN TRADITION Morihiro OGAWA (1989) pristine condition, $54 Japanese SWORDSMITHS Revised W. Hawley (1981) some wear, minor spine damage, writing on inside cover, some light stains, but still well worth $355 Japanese SWORDSMITHS Vol. 2 only W. Hawley (1967, 68) worn, some graffiti, $85 The Connoisseur’s Book of Japanese Swords, Kokan Nagayama, (1997) excellent condition with slipcover $148 THE SCHOOL OF TADAYOSHI: SAGA, HIZEN, Japan 1598 – 1871 (Gold edition with CD) R.J. Robertshaw (1999) inscribed by author, #109 of 200 $490 THE BOOK OF THE SWORD: Ten Monographs on Japanese Swords Randolph B. Caldwell, Editor (1979) some wear & graffiti, $49 MEIBUTSU: Japanese Swords and Sword Fittings in American Collections [Chicago] Token Taikai (1979); Rod McIlquham, editor slight wear and staining on cover, $40 NIHON KOZUKA ZUKAN SHIBATA Mitsuo (1969) Japanese reference of kozuka, hard cover, some staining on outside, pages excellent $157 FINE Japanese SWORD FITTINGS – MENUKI (2) Musashiya Co. (1994) 148 pp. Japanese with some English, pristine with slipcase $112 EARLY Japanese SWORD GUARDS SUKASHI TSUBA Masayuki Sasano (1972) no slipcover, some staining, embossed seal of a former owner on inside blank page, $157 Japanese SWORD GUARDS from the Peabody Museum J.D.Hamilton (1975) soft cover, light wear and a couple of spots on outside $49 NIHONTO NEWSLETTER 1968-1969 Yamanaka, Northern California Japanese Sword Club NIHONTO NEWSLETTER 1970-1972 Yamanaka, Northern California Japanese Sword Club, Hard bound, light wear, former owner’s name on inside cover, $175 /2 books NTHK Novice Course Reprinted by the Northern California Japanese Sword Club (1990-1992) Spiral bound, 228 pp., very good condition, light stain on cover $67
  9. I have about 15 years worth of Florida Token Kai Newsletters available, all in excellent condition. Starting with # 17 (9/94) through #31 (3/99), continuing with #32 (6/00) through #53 (9/05), then #57 (9/06) to #66 (12/08), and #69 (9/09). There are 15 issues in the old format, and 32 issues in the new green softbound version which contain reprints of the Token Bijutsu English edition, published by the NBTHK (Society for the Preservation of the Japanese Art Sword and The National Sword Museum in Tokyo). Out of the 40 reprints that the Florida Token Kai printed, I have 32 available. Each issue has fold out full length oshigata of great swords and pictures of great kodogu, oshigata and articles on important swords and fittings from all periods, and much more. In addition to the 47 newsletters, I will include Swords of the Florida Token Kai - An Exhibition, which was a limited edition of 500 soft-cover books produced for the Feb 13, 1999 Sword Show in Tampa. I'm offering the above collection for $195, plus shipping. Please contact me if you are interested or have any questions. Thanks, Mike Axelrod
  10. Hi all, I'm a former member of the prior Nihonto Message Board, who's been lurking in the background for a while and recently decided to part with my Library of Japanese sword books that I've assembled during the past 25 years. Many of them are limited or out of print editions, and I've tried to describe their condition in a few words. If you have an interest in any, I can give more details, pictures, etc. These books have served me well over the years and it's time for them to move on to the next generation of nihonto aficionados. NIHON TOKO JITEN (KOTO-HEN) FUJISHIRO Matsuo (r.1964) NIHON TOKO JITEN (SHINTO-HEN) FUJISHIRO Matsuo (r.1964) NIHON TOKO JITEN (KOTO) - English Translation (Afu) NIHON TOKO JITEN (SHINTO) - English Translation (Afu) all books in excellent condition, Fujishiro with slipcases, translations inscribed to former owner by Harry Afu Watson $795/set of 4 books Nihon To Koza Vol.II: KOTO Part I (Afu) Nihon To Koza Vol.III: KOTO Part II (Afu) Nihon To Koza Vol.IX: KOTO Part III (Afu) Nihon To Koza Vol.IV: SHINTO (Afu) Nihon To Koza Vol.V: SHINSHINTO (Afu) Nihon To Koza Vol.VI: KODOGU Part I (Afu) all books in excellent condition, inscribed to original owners by Harry Afu Watson $995/set of 6 volumes SHIN NIHONTO KANTEI NYUMON YUICHI Hiro & KAZUO Iida New Introduction to the Kantei of Japanese Swords and its English translation (Afu) both books in excellent condition, translation inscribed to owner by Harry Afu Watson $295/2 books TOKEN KANTEI DOKUHON Nagayama Kokan (1979), and its full ENGLISH TRANSLATION (spiral bound) Kenji Mishina as published by the Token Society of Great Britain $145/2 books ONE HUNDRED MASTERPIECES FROM THE COLLECTION OF DR. WALTER A. COMPTON S. Izzard, editor (1992) in excellent condition, with slipcase $125 NIPPON-TO: Art Swords of Japan Japan Society (1976) generally good condition with some damage to top of spine and some English notes on 3 pages of glossary $225 Japanese SWORDS & SWORD FITTINGS FROM THE COLLECTION OF WALTER A. COMPTON, part I (Christies Auction Catalog with prices realized, 31 March 1992, NY) softbound with slipcover, binding flaw, otherwise very good condition $275 Japanese SWORDS & SWORD FITTINGS FROM THE COLLECTION OF WALTER A. COMPTON, part II (Christies Auction Catalog with prices realized, 22 October 1992, NY) softbound with slipcover, very good condition $195 Japanese SWORDS & SWORD FITTINGS FROM THE COLLECTION OF WALTER A. COMPTON, part III(Christies Auction Catalog with prices realized, 17 December 1992, NY) softbound with slipcover, very good condition $125 Japanese MASTER SWORDSMITHS: THE GASSAN TRADITION Morihiro OGAWA (1989) pristine condition, $60 Japanese SWORDSMITHS Revised W. Hawley (1981) some wear, minor spine damage, writing on inside cover, some light stains, but still well worth $395 Japanese SWORDSMITHS Vol. 2 only W. Hawley (1967, 68) worn, some graffiti, $95 The Connoisseur’s Book of Japanese Swords, Kokan Nagayama, (1997) excellent condition with slipcover $165 THE SCHOOL OF TADAYOSHI: SAGA, HIZEN, Japan 1598 – 1871 (Gold edition with CD) R.J. Robertshaw (1999) inscribed by author, #109 of 200 $545 THE BOOK OF THE SWORD: Ten Monographs on Japanese Swords Randolph B. Caldwell, Editor (1979) some wear & graffiti, $55 MEIBUTSU: Japanese Swords and Sword Fittings in American Collections [Chicago] Token Taikai (1979); Rod McIlquham, editor slight wear and staining on cover, $45 NIHON KOZUKA ZUKAN SHIBATA Mitsuo (1969) Japanese reference of kozuka, hard cover, some staining on outside, pages excellent $175 FINE Japanese SWORD FITTINGS – MENUKI (2) Musashiya Co. (1994) 148 pp. Japanese with some English, pristine with slipcase $125 EARLY Japanese SWORD GUARDS SUKASHI TSUBA Masayuki Sasano (1972) no slipcover, some staining, embossed seal of a former owner on inside blank page, $175 Japanese SWORD GUARDS from the Peabody Museum J.D.Hamilton (1975) soft cover, light wear and a couple of spots on outside $55 NIHONTO NEWSLETTER 1968-1969 Yamanaka, Northern California Japanese Sword Club NIHONTO NEWSLETTER 1970-1972 Yamanaka, Northern California Japanese Sword Club Hard bound, light wear, former owner’s name on inside cover, $195/2 books NTHK Novice Course Reprinted by the Northern California Japanese Sword Club (1990-1992) Spiral bound, 228 pp., very good condition, light stain on cover $75 I have more books, auction and exhibition catalogs available, but I wanted to start with the best. Please note that prices do not include shipping or insurance. This way if you order more than one item, I can combine them for more economical shipping. I look forward to hearing from you. naginata Mike Axelrod
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