A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms by George Cameron Stone PDF

By George Cameron Stone

ISBN-10: 0486407268

ISBN-13: 9780486407265

Widely thought of the vintage booklet within the box, George Cameron Stone's A thesaurus of the development, ornament and Use of palms and Armor in All nations and in All Times is an crucial source and reference device for someone attracted to palms and armor. initially released in 1934, it continues to be a vital consultant to the sector. to explain the global variety and diversity of weaponry, Stone drew upon the greater than 4,000 goods in his deepest selection of japanese palms and armor, in addition to the eu palms selection of New York's Metropolitan Museum of artwork, and numerous different assets. because the writer therefore bequeathed his whole assortment to the Metropolitan Museum, this quantity serves as an abbreviated visible connection with that institution's hands and Armor collection.
By career a metallurgist, the writer enthusiastic about suggestions 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 a person to find fabric at the wonderful 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 jap bladed guns (katana, wakizashi, naginata, etc.); the East Asian kris in its numerous variations; and plenty of more.
Illustrated with 875 designated figures, incorporating millions of person images and drawings, the e-book used to be written from the original point of view of a professional who committed a life-time to the sector. not easy to find at the present time (original variants are worthy hundreds and hundreds 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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