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Japanese sword and its decoration

Helen Cowen Gunsaulus

Japanese sword and its decoration

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Published by Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Swords.,
  • Decoration and ornament, Japanese.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Helen C. Gunsaulus.
    SeriesField Museum of Natural History. Anthropology leaflet 20
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGN2 .F5 no. 20
    The Physical Object
    Pagination21 p.
    Number of Pages21
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6685934M
    LC Control Number26001555
    OCLC/WorldCa2540653

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The Japanese Sword and its Decoration. Chicago: Field Museum of Natural History, 21 pp. Illus. with 4 b/w plates. 8vo. Paper wrappers. First edition. Field Museum Leaflet Number Minor wear along extremities, otherwise fine. Item # Gunsaulus was the assistant curator of Japanese ethnology at the Field Museum of Natural History.

Japanese sword and its decoration. Chicago, Field Museum of Natural History, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Helen Cowen Gunsaulus. The Japanese sword and its decoration. Fieldiana, Popular series, Anthropology, was published by Field Museum of Natural History, Dept.

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