Item #62749 The Samurai Sword, A Handbook. John M. - Inscribed and YUMOTO.

The Samurai Sword, A Handbook.

Rutland VG / Tokyo: Charles A Tuttle & Co, 1975. Twelfth Printing. Hardcover. Octavo. 192pp. Rust textured papered boards with striking black illustration to upper board, black titling to spine, b&w illustrations, glossary and indexes.This copy INSCRIBED in both English and Japanese & SIGNED by the author on the first blank page. A handbook which includes: origin and development of the sword, it's historical background, the various types of swords; their parts, styles and differences in construction, the art of the swordsmith, the famous schools, identification and valuation, and the care and maintenance. Page edges darkened, a handful of pencil underlines/checkmarks - else a tight, bright and clean VG+ copy in near Fine dust jacket. Item #62749
ISBN: 9780804805094