By George Cameron Stone
Widely thought of the vintage publication within the box, George Cameron Stone's A word list of the development, ornament and Use of fingers and Armor in All nations and in All Times is an crucial source and reference instrument for an individual attracted to hands and armor. initially released in 1934, it continues to be a necessary consultant to the sector. to explain the global diversity and diversity of weaponry, Stone drew upon the greater than 4,000 goods in his deepest number of japanese hands and armor, in addition to the ecu hands selection of New York's Metropolitan Museum of paintings, and a number of different assets. because the writer accordingly bequeathed his complete assortment to the Metropolitan Museum, this quantity serves as an abbreviated visible connection with that institution's fingers and Armor collection.
By occupation a metallurgist, the writer concerned about thoughts 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" structure makes it effortless for an individual to find fabric at the miraculous 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; 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 special figures, incorporating hundreds of thousands of person pictures and drawings, the ebook used to be written from the original point of view of a professional who dedicated a life-time to the sphere. not easy to find at the present time (original variations are worthy 1000's of dollars), Stone's word list represents a peerless source for students, specialists, creditors, scholars, hobbyists, and associations — any pupil 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