By George Cameron Stone
Widely thought of the vintage e-book within the box, George Cameron Stone's A thesaurus of the development, ornament and Use of hands and Armor in All nations and in All Times is an critical source and reference software for a person attracted to fingers and armor. initially released in 1934, it continues to be a vital advisor 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 selection of japanese fingers and armor, in addition to the ecu hands number of New York's Metropolitan Museum of paintings, and various different resources. because the writer as a result 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 occupation a metallurgist, the writer concerned with 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 no standardized nomenclature. This "glossary" layout makes it effortless for somebody to find fabric at the magnificent number of guns lined. 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 diversifications; and lots of more.
Illustrated with 875 designated figures, incorporating hundreds of thousands of person photos and drawings, the booklet was once written from the original perspective of knowledgeable who committed a life-time to the sector. challenging to find this present day (original variants are worthy thousands of dollars), Stone's thesaurus represents a peerless source for students, specialists, creditors, scholars, hobbyists, and associations — any scholar 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