|ARMES JAPONAISES: Dans les
Collections Privees Françaises
Robert Burawoy (1977)
A well documented French-language exhibit catalog by noted
expert Robert Burawoy. Starts with history, glossary, and a
unique chart of the evolution of armor, swords, and fittings. A
total of 137 exhibits are presented: armor (28), swords (11), and
fittings (97); each piece is shown and described.
Both b/w and color plates support this informative text. A
Japanese-language index is also included.
82 pages, 8¼ x
soft cover w/dust jacket
NIHON KATCHU JITTEN
Japanese language text on armor. Noted scholar,
Yoshihiko Sasama presents an authoritative history
of Japanese armor and its development. Both complete armor and components are
considered. In all, a highly detailed study with the text drawing on extraordinary
examples and many diagrams and illustrations throughout.
306 pages, 5¼ x 7½"
|JAPAN'S ANCIENT ARMOUR
Hatiro Yamagami (1940)
One of a thirty-one-volume set
intended for English language tourists and printed before the outbreak of war with the US.
Written during a period of strong Japanese nationalism and the revival of interest in
these national treasures, this book details the history of armor from ancient periods
through to the Edo period; accounts for characteristics including those impacted by:
geographical, historical, and racial factors; and finally describes construction and
comments on the makers. Both b/w and color plates, and a glossary support the informative
82 pages, 5¼ x 7¾" soft cover
|NIPPON KATCHU DAIZUKAN:
An Illustrated Book of Japanese Armor
SASAMA Yoshihiko (1988)
Japanese language text on armor. A thorough survey, the
culmination of Sasama's extensive studies through 1988, with sections spanning the range
of Japanese armor from its earliest periods to modern examples with separate chapters on
kabuto and accouterments. English captioned plates and index allow non-Japanese
readers access to this authoritative work.
774 pages, 10¼ x 14¼" hard cover with
|ECHOES OF THE SAMURAI: An Exhibition
of Japanese Arms & Armor
University Museum, University of Pennsylvania (1982)
Introduction by E.D.Saunders; this text surveys the military equipment of the samurai
while outlining the history of the class. 31 Exhibits illustrated in b&w plates,
these include armor, swords, and fittings.
32 pages, 8½ x 11" soft cover
|IL MUSEO STIBBERT A FIRENZE
An Italian-language text on Oriental arms & armor.
This rare work by curator and noted authority, Henry Robinson presents the museum's collection in 236 photographic plates. The
collection is comprised of Persian/Indian (106) and Japanese (128) exhibits. Most
plates are in b&w, while all are supported with detailed descriptions; index,
glossary. Limited pinting, signed presentaion copy from the author.
251 pages, 8½ x 10¼" hardcover w/slipcase
|YORI TO KABUTO
Hachiro YAMAGAMI, et al (1975)
This Japanese language text is a fabulous picture
book from the "Color Books" series; this one on Japanese armor and helmets. Surveys many
important pieces with numerous color and b&w photographs.
152 pages, 4 x 5¾" soft cover
|CIVILISATION DES SAMURAI
Musee D'Ethnographie De Geneve (1991)
This French language text covers a broad range of arts related to the samurai. 80
Large format color photographs accompanied by descriptive information. Plates 42-72 are of
particular interest to students of arms & armor; includes: 14 fine examples
armor, swords, yanone, naginata and other related items. The balance of the book is
concerned with prints, ningyo, and netsuke.
121 pages, 9½ x 13¼" hardcover, boxed
|JAPANESE ARMOR - IDENTIFICATION
Offering readers an informal assessment of the armor market in Japan's specialty
shops and fairs, this privately publish text is both readable and informative while
providing insight to styles and prices. Though not intended as a substitute for
formal texts or study, the author's candid commentary serves as an effective overview and
is accompanied by extensive examples shown in numerous b&w plates.
85 pages, 8½ x 11" soft cover