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Listed a few books: http://yakiba.com/books.htm

 

1. Nihonto no Soe Kogatana by Suenaga Masao.  1975.  Clothbound with original slipcase, The most comprehensive book on Kogatana, 
7 ¼ x 10 ½”, 257 pages   Japanese Text    $250

2. Swords of Imperial Japan: 1868 - 1945 by Jim Dawson.  1996.  Softbound, 1st edition. Much needed information for collectors of Japanese military edged weapons.   8 1/2 x 11", 160 pages.     $25

3. Swords of Imperial Japan 1868 – 1945: Cyclopedia Edition by Jim Dawson.  2007.
Hardbound,  the most comprehensive treatment of the subject Japanese military edged weapons to date. : Excellent photographs, illustrations, detailed descriptions, charts, & time-lines.  8 ¾ x 11 ¼”, 448 pages in English.                                          $100


4. Nihonto Swords of Japan a Visual Glossary, Zusetsu Nihonto Yogo Jiten by Kajihara Kotoken.  1989.  Clothbound in 2 volumes with slipcases, 10 ½ x 14” each, 600 and 250 pages respectively.  This set thoroughly illustrates, identifies, & explains all facets of Nihonto.  It boasts a 49 page table of contents.  The larger volume has the illustrations and text in Japanese, with titles in English.   The smaller volume is a complete English translation. Condition is Excellent.                              $485

5. Arms and Armor of the Samurai: The History of Weaponry in Ancient Japan by Bottomley & Hopson.  1988.  Hardbound with dust jacket.  A well rounded presentation of all things Samurai, with color and black & white photos and text. 192 pages in English.    $30.

6. The Hartman Collection of Japanese Metalwork published by Christie’s,  1976.   Cloth bound.  With each listing a short description in Japanese is included.  Almost all of the 676 lots are sword furniture.    Photos are black & white for iron and mostly color for kinko.  9 ¼ x 12 ¼”, 163 pages   $50

7. Samurai Warfare  Turnbull, Stephen 1997. 158p., printed double-column with sidebars on coated paper stock, b&w and color period images, diagrams, maps, 9.5x7.5 inch glossy color wraps. Price: $25.00

8. Samurai Warriors   Turnbull Stephen 1988 . Hardback in black, gilt to spine, with printed end-papers, in full color pictorial jacket. 9.5x7.5 inch. 160 pages i$ 25 

9. Battles of the Samurai Turnbull Stephen 1987 . Hardback in black, gilt to spine, with printed end-papers, in full color pictorial jacket.   9.5x7.5 inch. 125 pages $ 25 

10. The 'Kinuko' Manuscript, detailing the ancestors of Hizen Tadayoshi 1598-1871. Translated by Roger J. Robertshaw. Newsletter vol. 41 no. 4, August 2009. Special Edition [ of the Japanese Sword Society of the United States ]. NP [ USA ]: Japanese Sword Society of the United States, 2009. First Edition Thus. Soft-cover  58pp. Magazine format, stapled illustrated wrappers, b&w illustrations.  signed by the translator at the end of the introduction. Special issue of the newsletter of the Japanese Sword Society of the United States devoted to the facsimile reproduction and translation of the Kinuko Mss. Facsimile of the Japanese mss. text opposite English translation. The condition is excellent with minimal shelf wear.  $25

11. The Code of the Samurai by Inazô Nitobé   2013, Hardcover 96 pages 7 5/8" x 10 1/2"
Beautifully produced in traditional binding with cloth cover and string, and with a timeless design, this book includes the classic Inazo text with a new introduction.   $25

12. The Japanese Sword by Kanzan Sato.  1983.  Hardbound with dust jacket. A great beginner’s book,  210 pages in English.  $20

13. The Book of the Sword  Tom Buttweiler (Ten Monographs On Japanese Swords) 1979 Hardbound, 159 pages,  Divided into 3 sections: Sword as History, Sword as Steel (practical aspects), and Sword as Art (including an article on tsuba by Dr. Homma).  In a pocket inside the back cover are 3 foldouts, printed both sides, of “Oshigata of a few of the many fine swords found in western collections”.   Edited by Randolph B. Caldwell.     $20

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Guys please, if you are interested in a book contact me through my email Yakiba.com@gmail.com

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UPDATE: Please note, having issues with my web site and can't log in to update this list, so here is what is left;

 

Listed a few books: http://yakiba.com/books.htm

 

1. Nihonto no Soe Kogatana by Suenaga Masao.  1975.  Clothbound with original slipcase, The most comprehensive book on Kogatana, 
7 ¼ x 10 ½”, 257 pages   Japanese Text    $250

2. Swords of Imperial Japan: 1868 - 1945 by Jim Dawson.  1996.  Softbound, 1st edition. Much needed information for collectors of Japanese military edged weapons.   8 1/2 x 11", 160 pages.     $25  HOLD

3. Swords of Imperial Japan 1868 – 1945: Cyclopedia Edition by Jim Dawson.  2007.
Hardbound,  the most comprehensive treatment of the subject Japanese military edged weapons to date. : Excellent photographs, illustrations, detailed descriptions, charts, & time-lines.  8 ¾ x 11 ¼”, 448 pages in English.                      SOLD


4. Nihonto Swords of Japan a Visual Glossary, Zusetsu Nihonto Yogo Jiten by Kajihara Kotoken.  1989.  Clothbound in 2 volumes with slipcases, 10 ½ x 14” each, 600 and 250 pages respectively.  This set thoroughly illustrates, identifies, & explains all facets of Nihonto.  It boasts a 49 page table of contents.  The larger volume has the illustrations and text in Japanese, with titles in English.   The smaller volume is a complete English translation. Condition is Excellent.    SOLD

5. Arms and Armor of the Samurai: The History of Weaponry in Ancient Japan by Bottomley & Hopson.  1988.  Hardbound with dust jacket.  A well rounded presentation of all things Samurai, with color and black & white photos and text. 192 pages in English.    $30.

6. The Hartman Collection of Japanese Metalwork published by Christie’s,  1976.   Cloth bound.  With each listing a short description in Japanese is included.  Almost all of the 676 lots are sword furniture.    Photos are black & white for iron and mostly color for kinko.  9 ¼ x 12 ¼”, 163 pages   $50

7. Samurai Warfare  Turnbull, Stephen 1997. 158p., printed double-column with sidebars on coated paper stock, b&w and color period images, diagrams, maps, 9.5x7.5 inch glossy color wraps. Price: $25.00

8. Samurai Warriors   Turnbull Stephen 1988 . Hardback in black, gilt to spine, with printed end-papers, in full color pictorial jacket. 9.5x7.5 inch. 160 pages i$ 25 

9. Battles of the Samurai Turnbull Stephen 1987 . Hardback in black, gilt to spine, with printed end-papers, in full color pictorial jacket.   9.5x7.5 inch. 125 pages $ 25 

10. The 'Kinuko' Manuscript, detailing the ancestors of Hizen Tadayoshi 1598-1871. Translated by Roger J. Robertshaw. Newsletter vol. 41 no. 4, August 2009. Special Edition [ of the Japanese Sword Society of the United States ]. NP [ USA ]: Japanese Sword Society of the United States, 2009. First Edition Thus. Soft-cover  58pp. Magazine format, stapled illustrated wrappers, b&w illustrations.  signed by the translator at the end of the introduction. Special issue of the newsletter of the Japanese Sword Society of the United States devoted to the facsimile reproduction and translation of the Kinuko Mss. Facsimile of the Japanese mss. text opposite English translation. The condition is excellent with minimal shelf wear.  $25 HOLD

11. The Code of the Samurai by Inazô Nitobé   2013, Hardcover 96 pages 7 5/8" x 10 1/2"
Beautifully produced in traditional binding with cloth cover and string, and with a timeless design, this book includes the classic Inazo text with a new introduction.   $25 HOLD

12. The Japanese Sword by Kanzan Sato.  1983.  Hardbound with dust jacket. A great beginner’s book,  210 pages in English.  $20 HOLD

13. The Book of the Sword  Tom Buttweiler (Ten Monographs On Japanese Swords) 1979 Hardbound, 159 pages,  Divided into 3 sections: Sword as History, Sword as Steel (practical aspects), and Sword as Art (including an article on tsuba by Dr. Homma).  In a pocket inside the back cover are 3 foldouts, printed both sides, of “Oshigata of a few of the many fine swords found in western collections”.   Edited by Randolph B. Caldwell.     $20

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