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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.

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