By George Cameron Stone
Widely thought of the vintage ebook within the box, George Cameron Stone's A word list of the development, ornament and Use of hands and Armor in All international locations and in All Times is an critical source and reference instrument for a person drawn to palms and armor. initially released in 1934, it is still a necessary advisor to the sphere. to explain the global diversity and diversity of weaponry, Stone drew upon the greater than 4,000 goods in his inner most number of jap palms and armor, in addition to the ecu fingers choice of New York's Metropolitan Museum of paintings, and numerous different assets. because the writer for this reason bequeathed his whole assortment to the Metropolitan Museum, this quantity serves as an abbreviated visible connection with that institution's palms and Armor collection.
By occupation a metallurgist, the writer involved in strategies of manufacture and workmanship to derive his approach to codifying the typology of guns, hoping on an alphabetized dictionary structure to prevent the confusions he present in a box with out standardized nomenclature. This "glossary" structure makes it effortless for somebody to find fabric at the spectacular number of guns lined. those comprise arquebuses, blunderbusses, flintlocks, wheel locks, matchlocks, and different old weapons; German armor; French rapiers; Roman brief swords; Turkish crossbows; all of the jap bladed guns (katana, wakizashi, naginata, etc.); the East Asian kris in its numerous diversifications; and plenty of more.
Illustrated with 875 exact figures, incorporating hundreds of thousands of person pictures and drawings, the e-book was once written from the original perspective of a professional who dedicated an entire life to the sphere. difficult to find this day (original versions are worthy hundreds of thousands of dollars), Stone's thesaurus represents a peerless source for students, specialists, creditors, scholars, hobbyists, and associations — any pupil of the lengthy historical past and improvement of guns and armor round the world.
Read or Download A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor: in All Countries and in All Times (Dover Military History, Weapons, Armor) PDF
Similar antiques & collectables books
Fee consultant To Rookwood Pottery Wall Plaqiues, directory thousands of lovely wall plaques produced through Rookwood Pottery in Cincinnati. Ohio from 1910-1940 . values, that includes over 25 various artists and their paintings. a ebook for any artwork collector .
Demonstrated in 1872, Garrett, Maryland's westernmost county, was once the final county created within the kingdom and is termed for John paintings Garrett, then president of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. the pictures awarded right here have been chosen with care from the author's number of numerous thousand postcards. Featured are Garrett's various cities and groups; downtown enterprise scenes; residential perspectives; historical structures, church buildings, railroad stations; and the nice lodge lodges.
Alongside the banks of Buffalo Bayou, Houston was once based through John and Augustus Allen on August 30, 1836. the town was once named after Gen. Sam Houston, a famous army hero of the Texas Revolution. After the Civil battle ended, Houston flourished as agricultural, commercial, and advertisement pursuits generated fiscal development.
During this lavishly illustrated biography of silversmith and image artist William Spratling (1900--1967), Taylor D. Littleton reintroduces the most interesting American expatriates of the early 20th century. top recognized for his innovative silver designs, Spratling motivated a whole iteration of Mexican and American silversmiths and reworked the tiny village of Taxco into the "Florence of Mexico.
- Oak Park in Vintage Postcards (Postcard History Series)
- Coin Collecting for Fun and Pleasure
- Classic French Fashions of the Twenties (Dover Fashion and Costumes)
- San Pedro Bay (Postcard History Series)
- West Orange (Postcard History Series)
Additional resources for A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor: in All Countries and in All Times (Dover Military History, Weapons, Armor)
A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor: in All Countries and in All Times (Dover Military History, Weapons, Armor) by George Cameron Stone