Japanese Armor: the Galeno Collection, Ian Bottomley, 1998, Near Fine

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Bottomley, Ian. San Francisco: Stone Bridge Press. English, First, Fine hardcover 4to 11 1/4" x 8 3/4" 211 pp.
ISBN: 1880656361

Fine/As New hardcover, navy file cloth, gilt title to front panel, photographic image of Japanese helmet affixed to front, gilt title to spine. Mylar dust jacket has some shelf wear. Full-color images by Kazuhiro Tsuruta, text in English translated by Kei Kaneda Chappelear. William Galeno's extensive private collection consisted of armor from three main period's in Japanese history: Muromachi 1333-1573, Momoyama 1573-1603, and Edo 1603-1868. Broken into four sections: Armor, Helmets, Masks, and Accoutrement. An excellent addition to any serious collector's library.