Re: "Zukai tanki yoryaku (Illustrated essential guide for a mounted/suited warri
> A scanned copy of the 1837 version is on ebay. How useful might it be?http://cgi.ebay.com/Japanese-Samurai-Sword-Armor-Helmet-Classic-Book_W0QQitemZ4599315904QQcategoryZ378QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
Very useful if you read Japanese.
I believe that most of the illustrations are the same as those
published by Matt Garbutt and available here: