LIVES OF MASTER SWORDSMEN

By: MAKOTO SUGAWARA

Price: £150.00

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Blue Cloth Boards with silver titles to spine and front panel, 215 x 150 mm approx. Applied head and tail headbands with silk marker, 258pp. Illustrated with over 40 b/w photos and maps and edited by Burritt Sabin. The book also includes the first translation of Fudochi Shinmyo Roku the Priest Takuan's limpid Zen treatise on the Martial Arts. Undated copyright date 1985 with no note of any other printings the book is believed to be the first U.S. Edition. A near fine copy of a seemingly scarce book. Near Fine/Near Fine (Book- a few dust spots to top edge of book block and hint of foxing to fore edge. No previous owner name or insc. Dust Jacket- rubbing to top edge of rear panel. Non price clipped cover$25 / Y6,200. Now in a removable proprietary protective sleeve. No other defects to book or jacket. Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale.

Title: LIVES OF MASTER SWORDSMEN

Author Name: MAKOTO SUGAWARA

Categories: Military / War, History,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: TOKYO, THE EAST PUBLICATIONS: 1985

ISBN Number: 4915645010

ISBN Number 13: 9784915645013

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Type: Book

Seller ID: 123306

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