Japanese Sword Fittings Collection
of G.H. Naughton, Esq.
by Joly, Henri L.
1912. Very Good. London (Privately printed for G. H. Naughton at) The Tokio Printing Co., Reading, 1912. First edition, limited to 300 numbered copies, of which this is no. 208. Illustrated with 88 collotype plates from Joly's photographs. Each plate shows multiple sword-mounts that are numbered on a tissue overlay; the numbers can be used to identify the pictured objects with descriptions in the catalogue. Many of the makers' names of the pictured objects are written in pencil on the tissue overlay. Quarto. xxix, [3], 317 pp. 32 x 26 cm (12 1/2 by 10 inches). Dark brown full leather binding with gilt-stamped title on spine. Light superficial rubbing on spine bands and edges and corners of boards. Occasional brief pencil notes in text and lengthy pencil notes on the reverse of the frontispiece, the verso of the title-page, the half- title page, and three blank pages at the end. A handsomely produced volume, complete and in very good condition.

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