By George Cameron Stone
Widely thought of the vintage e-book within the box, George Cameron Stone's A word list of the development, ornament and Use of palms and Armor in All international locations and in All Times is an quintessential source and reference instrument for a person attracted to fingers and armor. initially released in 1934, it is still 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 inner most number of jap hands and armor, in addition to the eu hands choice of New York's Metropolitan Museum of artwork, and quite a few 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 eager about options of manufacture and workmanship to derive his approach to codifying the typology of guns, hoping on an alphabetized dictionary layout to prevent the confusions he present in a box with out standardized nomenclature. This "glossary" structure makes it effortless for an individual to find fabric at the wonderful number of guns coated. those contain 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 special figures, incorporating millions of person photos and drawings, the publication was once written from the original perspective of knowledgeable who committed an entire life to the sector. difficult to find at the present time (original variations are worthy 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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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