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07-19-2008, 02:45 PM

I'm looking for a copy of the bilingual Japanese-English, 1978 reprint edition of Budo Renshu (originally written by O-Sensei in 1933). I know it's a rare book and quite difficult to find, but I would appreciate any hint about where to find it. It has been mentioned now and then in this and other forums in the past few years. If anybody has a copy that you want to sell, please contact me.

Thanks a lot!

PS: I must confess I've submitted this request to other aikido-related forums as well, I apologize in case you see it multiple times


Patrick Hutchinson
07-31-2008, 12:55 PM
If you just want to look at the pictures (:D ) then there are French and Turkish language editions available here: http://www.addall.com/SuperRare/submitRare.cgi?author=&title=Budo+Renshu&keyword=&isbn=&order=TITLE&ordering=ASC&dispCurr=USD&binding=Any+Binding&min=&max=&timeout=20&match=Y&store=Abebooks&store=AbebooksDE&store=AbebooksFR&store=AbebooksUK&store=Alibris&store=Amazon&store=AmazonCA&store=AmazonUK&store=AmazonDE&store=AmazonFR&store=Antiqbook&store=Biblio&store=Biblion&store=Bibliophile&store=Bibliopoly&store=Booksandcollectibles&store=Half&store=ILAB&store=LivreRareBook&store=Powells&store=Strandbooks&store=ZVAB

07-31-2008, 03:20 PM
Hi Patrick, thanks for the suggestion. I believe that Budo Renshu has been published in almost every language. I'm mad enough to have already the English, French, Turkish, Italian, German, Spanish and Hungarian editions. Of the English version alone there are four or five different versions in hardcover and paperback :eek: . I'm really looking for the 1978 bilingual edition. As you can imagine, it's not just to look at the pictures, book collecting can lead to quite a weird behaviour :freaky: