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 palms and Armor in All nations and in All Times is an integral source and reference instrument for someone drawn to hands and armor. initially released in 1934, it continues to be a necessary consultant to the sphere. to explain the global variety and diversity of weaponry, Stone drew upon the greater than 4,000 goods in his inner most choice of jap fingers and armor, in addition to the ecu palms number of New York's Metropolitan Museum of paintings, and numerous different resources. because the writer for that 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 concerned about innovations of manufacture and workmanship to derive his approach to codifying the typology of guns, counting on an alphabetized dictionary layout to prevent the confusions he present in a box with no standardized nomenclature. This "glossary" layout makes it effortless for a person to find fabric at the magnificent number of guns coated. those comprise arquebuses, blunderbusses, flintlocks, wheel locks, matchlocks, and different vintage weapons; German armor; French rapiers; Roman brief swords; Turkish crossbows; the entire eastern bladed guns (katana, wakizashi, naginata, etc.); the East Asian kris in its numerous diversifications; and plenty of more.
Illustrated with 875 distinctive figures, incorporating hundreds of thousands of person photos and drawings, the booklet was once written from the original perspective of a professional who dedicated an entire life to the sector. demanding to find at the present time (original versions are worthy hundreds and hundreds of dollars), Stone's thesaurus represents a peerless source for students, specialists, creditors, scholars, hobbyists, and associations — any scholar of the lengthy heritage and improvement of guns and armor round the world.
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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