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JAPANESE SWORDSMITHS. THE FIRST EDITION. 13,000 NAMES USED BY ABOUT 12,000 SWORD
- Hollywood 1966-67, Hawley. Blue cloth, FIRST EDITION, 2 vol. set, 492+756p. [1257p .in all], swordmaker index, very clean solid, the complete set, 14 x 21 cm., EXTRA CLEAN SHARP COPY vol. 1 in mylar dj. RARE! THE ORIGINAL FIRST & BEST EDITION Perhaps the most comprehensive, useful single resource on Japanese swordsmiths ever published in English. * Hawley was an avid collector of Japanese swords and had a magnificent collection. He was also an astute student of Japanese and could read and write with much skill. His books, charts and pamphlets are all useful to those who do not read Japanese. For them he opens a whole new world into the world of Japanese swords. * The book is nicely organized for easy use, entries are in alphabetical order, place, type of sword made, teacher, school, dates, Kanji name & place characters. * Complete, with the supplemental lists of 4000 swordsmiths, steel and temper line characteristics of 2500 smiths, glossary of 1000 sword terms, 30 pages of illustrations with numerous tables. * This work remains the standard and "classic" for sword students, collectors, dealers and museums. . An invaluable comprehensive reference resource, copious in nature. ***
      [Bookseller: RARE ORIENTAL BOOK CO., ABAA, ILAB]
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