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By George Cameron Stone


Widely thought of the vintage booklet 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 necessary source and reference instrument for an individual drawn to hands 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 deepest choice of japanese palms and armor, in addition to the ecu palms selection of New York's Metropolitan Museum of artwork, and various different assets. because the writer consequently 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 fascinated by concepts 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 out standardized nomenclature. This "glossary" layout makes it effortless for someone to find fabric at the extraordinary 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 variations; and lots of more.
Illustrated with 875 targeted figures, incorporating millions of person pictures and drawings, the publication was once written from the original point of view of a professional who committed a life-time to the sector. tough to find this present day (original variations are worthy countless numbers of dollars), Stone's thesaurus represents a peerless source for students, specialists, creditors, scholars, hobbyists, and associations — any pupil of the lengthy background and improvement of guns and armor round the world.

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