45 Photos of Sketches of ANTIQUE JAPANESE SCABBARDS & BLADES with Annotations
45 8x10 glossy photographs of sketches and details of Japanese Scabbards and Blades.
These photographs might have been taken of sketches in a Japanese book, Japanese documents, or from someone's personal sketchbook/notebook, I have no way of knowing. Some of the writing beside the drawings (on the sheets or pages that were photographed, not handwritten on these photographs) is in Japanese and some in English.
The photographs are in b&w and were clearly made simply as a reference, they are nothing fancy. The photographs are each two-hole punched in their left margin, and they are bound in a simple, school type, metal clasp folder. The binder has a label on the front cover which has some writing in Japanese followed by "Tokaido East Sea Way". I don't know if this label refers in any way to the photographs bound within.
I know little about Japanese scabbards and blades, but I thought the information this gathering of photographs provides might be of interest to a collector.
The photographs are in generally GOOD condition, yellowing a bit with age.