Tosogu: fittings, i.e.: tsuba, and kodogu which is/are: menuki, fuchi/kashira, kozuka, and kogai.
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100 SELECTED TSUBA
Haynes, Burawoy  (1984)
Two noted authorities present an exhibition of tsuba assembled from important European collections.  Includes high quality color and b&w photographs of iron and soft metal works.  The forward addresses both the history of the collections and fittings scholarship.  Text in English, French, & German.  One of 300 special, numbered editions to include the author's 7-page bibliography of nearly 400 tosogu titles.
64 pages, 8 x 12" hardcover  $185
JAPANESE SWORD-MOUNTS
In the Collection of the Field Museum

H.E.Gunsaulus (1923)
This is the very early catalog of the Field Museum of Natural History's collections of sword fittings. The collection's nucleus was formed by Edward Greey in the late 19th Century and represents the culmination of two lifetime's study.  While staying in Japan Greey received top level assistance in assembling his collection by appointment of the Emperor.  Extensive documentation of both artists and schools precedes 61 b&w plates.  Each plate has three or more examples.   A truly important and early reference of an outstanding collection. 
256 pages, 6 x 9" worn soft cover with loose signatures  $230.00
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THE HENRY D. ROSIN COLLECTION
OF JAPANESE SWORD FITTINGS

Patrick Syz (1993)
Catalogs this impressive collection of sword fitting spanning early Kofun Bunka period (300-645
CE) through Edo periods. The introduction notes the collection as "concentrating on early and unusual pieces".  The examples presented in 92 color plates represent works by all of the major schools including a selection of Sho-ki kinko - first period kinko.
135 pages, 8 x12" hardcover  $165.00
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JAPANESE SWORD-FITTINGS & METAL WORK IN THE LUNDGREN COLLECTION (1992)
A Japanese-language text presenting an important collection started in the 1930s by Stokholm antiques-dealer C.H.Lundgren. The collection as presented evolved through two generations to include the wide array of sword funiture and associated metal crafts shown here in both color and b&w photographic plates. English-language forward with Japanese text and index.
159 pages, 8 x 10" hardcover  $105.00
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SUKASHI TSUBA
KOKUBO Kenichi (1968)
Japanese-language text on tsuba with photographs of 200 sukashi examples produced during the Muromachi through Edo periods; each accompanied with description and commentary in Japanese.  Included separately is an English-language index of artists making this text accessible to non-Japanese readers.
257 pages, 6 x 8" hardcover  $105.00
KO069: Sukashi Tsuba (Kokubo, 1968)
DOITSU KARA KAETTE KITA TSUBA
Tsuba that came home from Germany,
The Dr. W. Fahrenhorst Collection
Iba Tomihiko (1969)
A Japanese-language text presenting an important, early collection accumulated during the Meiji period.  B&W examples presented one to a page, preceded by 32 color plates many showing front and back detail as shown here.  Though mostly tsuba, the examples span the range of kodogu with 109 pieces shown in 144 photographic plates.
170 pages, 6 x 8" hardcover  $125.00

DOITSU KARA KAETTE KITA TSUBA, Pt. II

Companion volume to the above text with the theme of other tsuba returning to Japan from Europe.
238 pages, 6 x 8" hardcover
  $125.00

     Purchase as a set for $235.00
 

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THE H. SEYMOUR TROWER COLLECTION OF JAPANESE ART
Henri L. Joly (r.1913)
This early auction catalog of the famed Trower collection includes 1847 lots with approximately 200 concerned kodogu: tsuba, kogai/kozuka, fuchikashira.  Includes addendum with prices realized.  Under Joly's editorship the descriptions, as expected, set the standard of the time and its index make this a useful reference. The initial 1913 printing was of 100 copies; this 1975 reprint was limited to 1000 copies.
170 pages,  9 x 12" hardcover  $155.00
KO066: H. SEYMOUR TROWER COLLECTION OF JAPANESE ART, Joly (r.1913)
TSUBA IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Compiled by W.M. Hawley  (1975)
Credited as in cooperation with the Japanese Sword Club of Southern California, as a club officer Hawley produced this large volume from collected examples of the membership.   A remarkable array of tsuba are presented of all types and design.  Tsuba photographs are shown five to a page.  Text is limited to general headings as examples are arranged thematically and by construction. 
302 pages, 8 x 11" hardcover  $225.00
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SWORDS OF THE SAMURAI: Japanese Arms & Armor from Northwest Collections, Revised Edition (1985)
A catalog prepared for a Washington State University exhibit in which kodogu predominate as 36 of the 112 examples.  Tsuba, menuki, and kozuka are shown in clear b&w photographic plates. Extensive descriptive text; glossary.
67 pages, 9 x 9" soft cover  $65.00
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THE GODA COLLECTION OF JAPANESE SWORD FITTINGS
R.H.Rucker (1924)
This very early catalog produced by the Metropolitan Museum of Art presents the sword fittings collection of Masauji Goda.  The preface describes the collection as an "effort to illustrate worthily the great art of Japan" (in a country. . .believed. . .somewhat of an 'oasis in the Western desert')."  68 Pages of text followed by a 93 page catalog of well described fittings with b&w plates. Printing was limited to 500 editions.  The book was published as a soft cover only -- given the age and format there are few copies remaining.  This is a rare find, and a ready reference for advanced collectors.   
161 pages, 5 x 8" soft cover  $295.00
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JAPON: KINKO - Montures de Sabre Ornementales
Robert Burawoy (1983)
Large format publication presents 56 lots of fittings.  Primarily tsuba, also included are kozuka, fuchi/kashira, and tanto koshirae with piece shown in high quality photos -- all but 16 in full color.  Description for each piece in French
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8 pages, 11 x 16" soft cover $21.00
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SHOSANKENSHU
Henri Joly's List of Names and Kakihan

Henri Joly (r.1985)
The reprint of Joly's 1919 handwritten/drawn reference to fittings makers' names and personal seals.  Over 2950 listings are recorded.  Listings are alphabetized by romanized spelling, each includes: kanji, and in most cases kakihan and notations regarding location or school.  The previous text to which Joly credits as the basis for supplementation was by Shinkichi Hara and contained only 600 entries less kakihan.   This is a definitive and invaluable reference tool by a noted authority. 
444 pages, 9 x 11" hardcover  $95.00
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TSUBA NYUMON
SHIBATA Mitsuo (1967)

Japanese language handbook on tsuba.  138 Pages of tsuba photographs.   Includes iron and soft-metal works. 
192 pages, 5 x 7" hardcover  $75.00

Also in stock:
Kinko Tsuba (1969) in the same format as Tsuba Nyumon.  243 Pages, 5 x 7" hardcover $75.00
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THE ITO SCHOOL OF TSUBA MAKERS
B.Navroth
A history of the ten masters of the Ito school of Bushu (1688-1880); identifying characteristics of their works. Includes photos of 14 tsuba plus several enlargements detailing signatures.
10 pages, 5 x 8" soft cover $4.95
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Nihon To Koza Vol.VI: KODOGU Part I
AFU: H.A.Watson, translator
Primarily concerned with tsuba, this volume covers iron tsuba, fuchi kashira, and offers a discussion of the types of kantei of kodogu with comparison of how tsuba are viewed in the West. Given the volume of names involved in kodogu, considerable attention is given to pronunciation and kanji. A 10 page pronunciation guide to 900+ kanji is included, as is a separate 4 page pamphlet with essential terms for the study of kodogu.
374 pages, 8 x 11" hardcover $150.00
 
THE JAPANESE SWORD AND ITS DECORATION
Helen Gunsaulus (1924)
This is one of a series of large leaflets that were prepared by Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History to give an of account individual exhibits.  This important collection is often referenced by contemporary texts.  Includes an overview of the importance of the sword in Japanese culture and the fittings and schools associated to it; with 4 b&w plates, each with 2 or more examples.
25 pages, 5 x 8" soft cover $25.00
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600 JAPANESE SWORD FITTINGS TERMS
W.M.Hawley
Defines the relevant terminology of Japanese sword fittings study.  Terms are listed alphabetically and written in both Romanji and Kanji.
133 pages, 8 x 11" spiral bound $35.00
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INTRODUCTION TO SWORD MOUNTS
H.L.Joly, Translated by Laura & W.M.Hawley
Essentially this is a history of sword mountings and fittings with definitions and descriptions with illustrations from the Shaku Jisshu, an 18
th century text.
30 pages, 5 x 8" soft cover $6.95
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THE APPLICATION OF GOLD ON JAPANESE SWORD FITTINGS
W.M.Hawley
A six page essay covering various gold gilding and inlay processes for kodogu and swords followed by a glossary of metal working terms, types of work, and common alloys with compositions listed.
12 pages, 5 x 8" soft cover $4.95
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