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A guide to nearly 4000 years of sword making from the Bronze Age to World War II. On the basis of technical excellence and cultural significance, emphasis is given to European, Islamic and Japanese weapons. It also covers those of Africa, Mesoamerica, China, Central Asia and Indonesia.
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Victor Harris - Curator of Japanese Antiquities, British Museum; Michael D Cole - Professor of Anthropology, Yale University; Peter Connolly - Inst. of Archeology, Uni of London; Anthony Harding -Sr Lecturer in Archeology, Uni of Durham; Donald J. La Rocca - Arms and Armour Dept, Metropolitan Museum of Art; Anthony North - V&A Museum; Thom Richardson - Curator of Armour, the Royal Armouries, Tower of London; Christopher Spring - British Museum; Frederick Wilkinson - President of the Arms and Armour Society
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Book Description Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. First American Edition; First Printing. This specific hardback book is in new condition with a hard board cover that has sharp edges and corners and has a tight binding. The pages are clean, crisp, unmarked and uncreased. The dust jacket is in fine condition with barely detectable wear if any. We package all books in custom cardboard book boxes for shipment and ship daily with tracking numbers.; "Swords and Hilt Weapons" is the most comprehensive guide to nearly 4000 years of sword making from all over the world. Written by a distinguished team of experts and scholars, it provides an expert appraisal of the weapons themselves and is rich in historical and background detail. Fully illustrated throughout with photographs and art reproductions, this is a unique survey of a vast body of superb craftsmanship. It is an essential reference work for weapons enthusiasts, collectors and lovers of military history and fine art."; 12 X 10.70 X 1.20 inches; 239 pages. Seller Inventory # 13404
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