|SOKEN KINKO ZUFU
by Wada Tsunashiro & Furukawa Toranosuke
|Soken Kinko Zufu: Tsuba To Tosogu Furukawa Zo 1913 by Wada Tsunashiro and Furukawa Toranosuke, published by Shimbi Shoin. Brocade bound with traditional ribbon binding, 13 1/2 x 19 1/2". There are 29 pages of introduction and index, then 76 collotype plates separated by printed tissue guards; 698 pieces are pictured. Also included is a softbound, 8 1/2 x 11", 165 page translation to English, dated 2015 and in excellent condition.|
Baron Furukawa was a very wealthy collector of kodogu; he built an incredible collection before many people realized the value of the art. This book was published to be used as gifts for dignitaries and diplomats: printed in Japanese, English, and possibly other languages, 100 copies for each language. This copy is in Japanese. Robert Haynes has a copy in English. The importance of this book can't be overstated; it is special.
The silk brocade is rubbed, at top & bottom and along the spine. The front cover is detached from the book. There is foxing, especially on the tissue guards. The pages are in wonderful condition: nothing bent or torn.
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