This is the large book that was published in 1976 comemorating an exhibit of some of the finest swords from the collection of Dr. Walter Compton. It contains some of the most beautiful pictures of some of the finest swords and fittings that were in America at that time. In addiiton there is a wealth of information about the history and nomenclature of the Japanese sword and fittings. A great addition to any library. Condition is very good with only minor rubbing to the edges of the cover.