1910. Item #84908
JOLY, Henri L. JAPANESE SWORD-MOUNTS: A DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE OF THE COLLECTION OF J. C. HAWKSHAW, Esq., M.A., of Hollycombe, Liphook. London (Privately printed for J. C. Hawkshaw), 1910. First edition, limited to 300 numbered copies of which this is no. 77. Illustrated with 50 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 sword-mounts with descriptions in the catalogue. Many of the mounts have the name of the maker written neatly below in pencil. Some tissue overlays are creased or split, and a few are chipped. Quarto. xxvi, 300 pp., +  ff. Partial 'Errata on Plates' laid-in at the front and  pp. Addenda laid-in at the end. 32 x 26 cm (12 1/2 by 10 inches). Light brown cloth binding with the title printed in red on upper board and a red-and-black printed paper label on spine. This a handsomely produced and complete volume that is being offered as is because the binding has failed: Several of the plates and text leaves are sprung from the bookblock.