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SHINY SHAPES: Arms and Armor from the Zeughaus of Graz.
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SHINY SHAPES: Arms and Armor from the Zeughaus of Graz.

By Hoft, Thomas.

Wien/New York: Springer, (1998)., (1998).. Fine. - Quarto [approximately 11-5/8 inches high by 10 inches wide], light gray cloth titled in blind in a dust wrapper. 217 & [2] pages plus colophon. Profuse photographic color illustrations. Near fine. <p>The Styrian Armory at the Landesmuseum Joanneum in the Austrian city of Graz, is the world's largest historic armory and attracts visitors from all over the world. It holds approximately 32,000 pieces of weaponry, tools, suits of armor for battle and ones for parades.


COLLECTORS' FIREARMS / European & American Pistols / Helmets, Court Swords & Other Edged Weapons / Keys, Chests & Other Metalwork. From the Collection of the Late W. H. Coverdale, New York, Sold by Order of the Present Owner / And Property of Other Private Owners. Public Auction Sale December 13 at 1:45 p.m. Sale Number 1208. (Catalog).

By (Coverdale, W. H.).

New York: Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., 1950., 1950.. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in stapled printed gray wraps with vignette of pistols in black on the front wrap. The extremities are darkened & there is a felt pen notation on the front wrap. [iv] & 39 pp. plus colophon. B&W illustrations. Very good. <p>220 items are catalogued.


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By Venturoli, Paolo; editor.

Torino/Londra: Umberto Allemandie & C., (2001)., (2001).. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial color wrappers. The binding is slightly bumped & the tail of the spine is lightly chipped. 223 pages plus colophon. Profusely illustrated in color with a few illustrations in black & white. Very good. <p>"La storia, gli ambienti e la descrizione di 120 opere dall'antichita classica all'Ottocento, con oltre 200 illustrazioni a colori" [from the rear wrap copy].<p>The text is in Italian.



By Martin, Paul

Rutland, VT and Tokyo, Japan: Charles E. Tuttle Company, Inc., (1968).. (1968).. Very good. - Octavo, light tan buckram in a dust wrapper. The head of the dust jacket spine is lightly creased. [vii] & 298 pages plus colophon. Profusely illustrated in color and black & white. There is a tiny area of soiling to the bottom edge. Near fine. <p>First American edition.


DAL DISEGNO ALLA FOTOGRAFIA: L'armeria Reale illustrata 1837-1898

By Venturoli, Paolo; et al

Torino [Italy]: Umberto Allemandi & C., (2003).. (2003).. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial wrappers. The binding is very slightly bumped & the film surface is lightly chipped along the bottom edge of the rear wrap. 253 & [2] pages plus colophon. Illustrated in color and black & white. Very good. <p>Published on the occasion of an exhibition curated by Paolo Venturoli. The text is in Italian.


KATCHU TO TOKEN [Armor and Swords]

By Ozaki, Motoharu; and Sato, Kanzan

Tokyo: Shogakukan, 1970.. 1970.. Very good. - Quarto [14 inches high by 10-1/2 inches wide], decorative silver & tan paper covered boards backed wiith cream cloth & titled in gilt & red on the spine. The book is housed in a cream, green & black cardboard slipcase titled in green & black on the spine & both panels. The dust jacket is very lightly rubbed & chipped with some light soiling to the jacket spine. The slipcase is lightly rubbed, soiled & chipped with its spine & extremities darkened. 250 pages. 186 illustrations, many in full color & many full-page, together with 121 black-and-white textual illustrations, depicting Samurai armor and swords. Near fine in a very good dust wrapper & slipcase. <p>First edition.<p>No. 21 in the 30 volume series on Japanese arts and culture, Genshoku nihon no bijutsu [Japanese Arts in Color]. With the exception of the list of plates, which includes English translations, the text is in Japanese.<p>Three illustrated leaflets in Japanese are laid in.


"IN ARMIS ARS". Peter Finer, the Old Rectory, Ilmington, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire.... (Peter Finer's Arms and Armor sales catalog)

By (Finer, Peter)

Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire: Peter Finer, (2003).. (2003).. Fine. - Quarto, 11-3/4 inches high by 8-1/4 inches wide. Softcover, bound in pictorial black wraps. A substantial unpaginated catalog listing and illustrating 48 items for sale with descriptive and historical text illustrated in color and black & white throughout. Near fine. <p>Peter Finer's sixth catalog includes armor and visors, pavises, swords, pistols, flintlocks, walking sticks, and so on.


A FAMILIAR INTRODUCTION TO HERALDRY: Explaining in a Series of Lectures the Principles of the Science, and Shewing Its Application to the Study of History and Architecture, Illustrated by Numerous Drawings of Armorial Bearings, Badges & Other Devices

By Barrington, Archibald

London: H. G. Bohn, 1848.. 1848.. Good. - Small octavo, green cloth titled in gilt on the spine. The spine & extremities are darkened with the head of the spine torn & the tail chipped. The covers are bumped & stained. xii & 216 pages. Illustrated with 23 black-and-white plates, including a frontispiece & 2 folding plates. The hinges are starting. The plates in the rear are foxed & there is a crease to each of the folding plates with a small piece out of 1 of them. Good working copy. <p>First edition.



By Yumoto, John M

Rutland, VT: Charles F. Tuttle Company, (1959).. (1959).. Good. - Octavo, pictorial rust brown cloth with a design in black on the front cover. The spine & the adjacent edge of the rear cover are faded & the titling on the spine is rubbed. 191 pages. Black-and-white photographic illustrations, drawings & tables, including a chart of inscriptions and a list of swordsmiths with provinces, dates & values. Good. <p>Second printing.