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PostPosted: Tue 06 Dec, 2011 8:14 pm    Post subject: 2 new incredible books on samurai armor by Trevor Absolon.         Reply with quote

I just received this email and I thought I would pass it on, if you have any interest in samurai armor and its history you absolutely have to purchase copies of these books while they are available. Trevor has what is probably the most detailed collection of high quality photographs of samurai armor in the world taken from the thousands of items he has sold over the years. These books are not just coffee table books as Trevor has a unique knowledge of samurai armor gleaned through years of study and sales of armor. Without having read either book yet I can say that you will not regret this purchase.

Pre-orders Are Now Being Accepted for


Shipping begins December 20th!

"Once again, Trevor Absolon has come up with a book that is a must for any serious student or collector of Japanese armour. His understanding of the subject is clear, and he presents it in a plain, no-nonsense approach that is sure to please. Take advantage of his expertise, born of years as a collector and dealer. Few have had the access to armour such as those Absolon so openly presents in incredible, loving detail, so this is an opportunity that should not be missed. As the author of several books about the samurai, I can honestly say that this is a book I wish I had written."

Anthony J. Bryant, Author/Historian

Toraba Collection - Gusoku Series, Volume I: A Detailed Study of Tokugawa Clan & Bakufu Daimyō Samurai Armour Sets. 112 pages.

Toraba Collection - Gusoku Series, Volume II: A Detailed Study of Daimyō & Senior-Grade Samurai Armour Sets. 97 pages.
These new limited edition books are priced at $60.00 each, but are available for reduced pre-order price of $50.00 each if you reserve your copies before December 16th.
You can also save up to 40% on shipping if you wish to delay delivery on "Gusoku Series, Volume I", and combined delivery with "Volume II", which will be released on January 23rd, 2012.
These discounted prices are only available until December 19th. Shipping on "Gusoku Series, Volume I", will begin December 20th for those who wish to enjoy this great new book over the Holidays.
If you enjoyed my previous book, then these new titles will knock your socks off! See for yourself and order now as the numbers are limited!
Below are some examples of the various page spreads in Volume I.

You can enjoy a detailed preview of "Gusoku Series, Volume I" online by visiting these links.
The last link in this block shows the second armour discussed in this title.

You can also enjoy a sneak preview of "Gusoku Series, Volume II" by visiting these links. Three unique armours are reviewed in this text.

Pre-order payments can be made online via Paypal. for Toraba Samurai Arts at
For a single copy of Gusoku Series Volume I or II send $50 USD. Be sure to stipulate which title you want.
For a copy of both Gusoku Series Volume I & 2 send $100 USD.
For multiple copies of each title add $50 per book ordered, being sure to note how many copies of each title you are requesting be reserved for you. *Limit of 3 copies of each title per-person.
Be sure to note that shipping options and rates will be provided to customers who make pre-orders at a latter date, prior to your order being shipped. Pre-order prices are for the books only. A separate invoice for shipping costs will be sent to customers who make pre-orders when their order is ready to be shipped, with a choice of shipping options and costs being offered for the customer to choose from. Once the desired method of shipping has been selected, a bill for the postage will be sent to the customer via Paypal. When the postage has been paid your order will be finalized and shipped.
Keep in mind folks. These are just the first two volumes in a planned series that will ultimately comprise over 30 titles! Wait and see! But don't wait too long! Because if you miss these first two you'll regret it when you can't complete the series later on down the road!
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