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I hope some of these can find a home under your Christmas tree. Prices include packing/shipping/postage for the lower 48. If you are not familiar with a given title, let me know and I'll provide a more detailed description.

Thanks.

Merry Christmas!

- David


SCOTTISH ART REVIEW Special Number … ARMS AND ARMOUR based on the R. L. Scott Collection …pb 33 pgs. 1969… also includes Gamber’s “Armour made in the Royal Workshops at Greenwich: Style and Construction.” … $25

PARK-BERNET GALLERIES catalogue 1950 including Arms & Armour … $10

THE MAKING OF ARMOUR … by Stephen N. Fliegel. … publication by The Cleveland Museum of Art. Pb. 11pgs. C.1995? … very basic introduction … $15

PARK-BERNET GALLERIES cataogue 1943 … including Arms & Armour from the Bashford Dean collection … $22

REAL ARMERIA … booklet of 20 post cards (b/w photos of armour and weapons) …n.d. (best guess … and only a guess … c.1950) … $15

GUIDA UFFICIALE DELLA REALE ARMERIA DI TORINO … small, pb. 1905 … line drawings and renderings only … no photos … $22

THE JOHN WOODMAN HIGGINS ARMOUR … WORCESTER, MASSACHUESETTS … CATALOGUE OF ARMOUR by Stephen Grancsay … hb. 1961 … ~127 pgs. Many b/w photos … $60

ARMI IN OCCIDENTE by Arturo Puricelli-Guerra. 1966 softback (cover is like a heavy plastic) (5 x 7 inch format) ~150pgs. … text in ITALIAN ~70 colour plates … $30

ARMS AND ARMOR by Stephen Grancsay … small hb~40 pgs. Many photos . .. introductory work … $15

FIREARMS IN ENGLAND IN THE 14TH CENTURY by Tout. 1968 (first published in 1911) 57pg. 9 b/w plates … $18

LE MUSEE DE L’ARMEE … by Hardy 2005 (first published in 1911 … a lot going on in 1911!) … 68 pg text in FRENCH …~43 b/w plates … fuzzy due to reproduction … $20

THE ARMS OF THE STIBBERT MUSEUM … THE EUROPEAN AND ISLAMIC COLLECTIONS … 2000 small catalogue …text in ITALIAN and supplemented in ENGLISH … small book, but some really fine color photography … $22

LE ARMIS BIANCHE L’ARMERIA REALE DI TORINO … small catalogue ~48 pg … text in ITALIAN … small color photos of edged weapons … $16

MUSEO BARDINI … LE ARMI …small catalogue … ~47 pg. Text in ITALIAN and ENGLISH … a few color plates, some b/w photos … $18

A HISTORY OF THE ART OF WAR IN THE 16TH CENTURY by Sir Charles Oman …. 1937 hb ~780 pg. … a few maps … though Oman’s political discussion is said to be somewhat dated, his descriptions of the battles are still said to remain some of the most sound … $50

A HISTORY OF THE ART OF WAR IN THE MIDDLE AGES (2 volumes) by Sir Charles Oman … 2nd edition, enlarged and revised … (NOT the heavily abridged reprint of this work) … 1924 … over 900 pgs total … $75

APOLLO ANNUAL 1948 … hb … includes a small series of Arms and Armour articles … $15

PHILIADELPHIA MUSEUM BULLETIN … Autumn 1956 … pb … includes Grancsay’s “A Jousting Harness” … $12

JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE … offprint 1915 of Viscount Dillon’s “The Chesterfield Armour in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY” … $10

ARCHAEOLOGIA offprint 1930 of Mann’s “The sanactuary of the Maadonna delle Grazie with noes on the evolution of Italiain armour during the 15th Century” … $40

THE CONNISSEUR … hb of vol 25 … 1909 including …Ffoulkes” … “The Armours of Italy Parts I and II.” … $22

THE CONNISSEUR … hb of vol 8 (some loose pages) … 1904 including … Montgomery-Cambells’s “The Armour of Schloss Ambras Parts I and II” … $18

ARMS AND ARMOUR OF THE WESTERN WORLD … by Thomas, Gamber, and Schedelmann … 1965 …hb . oversized book (most of pre-title page cut out for some obscure reason) ~250 pages ~90 plates (many colour) … $80

PRUNKWAFFEN by Schobel? … hbo versized book … ~250 pages … text in GERMAN … over 140 photos … crisp b/w and color … $75

THE MEDIEVAL ARMOUR FROM RHODES … Karcheski and Richardson … 2002 … hb160 pgs … b/w photos of armour elements … $85

ARMS AND ARMOUR IN THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO … Karcheski … 1995 … hb ~ 125 pages, well illustrated, most color … $30

ARMS AND ARMOR … THE CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART …Fliegel … 1998 …hb 179 pgs … well illustrated, most color … $30

STUDIES IN EUROPEAN ARMS AND ARMOR … Blair, Boccia, Nickekl Fahy, Norman, Phyrr, La Rocca …1992 pb. …~200 pgs. Many illus some color … $40

ARMS AND ARMOR IN COLONIAL AMIERICA 1526-1783 … Peterson … 1956 … hb ~325 pgs. Many b/w illus. Seminal work on this topic. … $50

JOURNAL OF THE ARMOUR RESEARCH SOCIETY VOL.I 2005 … pb ~100 pgs. …illus w b/w photos … $ 18

SET OF THREE (3) PHOTOCOPIED NON-ENGLISH BOOKS (photocopied for personal research since I could not find the originals for sale … although they show up on rare ocassion) All are spiral bound.

#1 GUERRE E ASSOLDATI IN TOSCANA 1260-1364 … text in ITALIAN … fascinating interpretations of armour in seldom illustrated 13/14th century Italian effigies

#2 RITTERTUM UND RITTERSCHAFT … text in GERMAN

#3 I GUERRIERI DI AVIO (by Boccia) … text in ITALIANmination of wonderful early 14th Century wall paintings of infantry and knights at war

…. SET OF THREE FOR …. $45


ROYAL ARMOURIES YEARBOOK VOLUME 1 1996 … pb… 122 pgs. … includes articles like Richardson’s “The Barendyne Helmet” (jousting helms preserved as funerary elements) … $20

ROYAL ARMOURIES YEARBOOK VOLUME 2 1997 … pb … 195 pgs. … includes articles like de Reuck’s “The Armourers’ Dilemma: Hard or Tough” … $25

WARFARE IN RENAISSANCE EUROPE … Bert Hall …1997 pb. …300 pgs … a few illustrations … $18

UCCELLO SAN ROMANO … THE ART OF WAR … Christopher Dobson … pb. 2001 … 59pgs … very well illustrated … interesting interpretation of arms and armour and their political significance in these panels of early 15th Century Italian Warfare $25

THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART BULLITIN … Summer 1991 … 64 pgs. Most illus. In color … devoted to Arms and Armour … text by Helmut Nickel … $15

THE SWORD IN ANGLO-SAXON ENGLAND … Davidson … 1962 … hb. .. 230 pgs … 16 plates some b/w photos , mostly line drawings … $30

MONUMENTAL EFFIGIES IN SOMERSET: CHAIN MAIL KNIGHTS … reprint of 1916 article by Fryer … 47 pages … b/w photos … a little fuzzy due to reprint … $15

THE BOOK OF CHIVALRY OF GEOFFROI DE CHANY … Kauper and Kennedy … pb. 220 pgs. … $15

EUROPEAN WEAPONS AND ARMOUR … FROM THE RENINASSANCE TO THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION … by Ewart Oakeshott … 2000 hb. 288 pgs… well illustrated … this picks up where Oakeshott’s Archaeology of Weapons left off … personally I enjoyed his attempt to classify armour styles … $50

THE ARMOURER AND HIS CRAFT … Ffoulkes … 1967 reprint of 1912 original … this is the conventional 1967 blue hb repro. … $35

CATALOGUE OF EUROPEAN ARMOUR AT THE FITZWILLAM MUSUEM byh Ian Eaves … 2002 hb 255 pgs. B/w illus … $50

THE SWORD IN THE AGE OF CHIVALRY … Ewart Oakeshott … 1994 … hb … classic presentation of Oakeshott’s sword typologies … $35

THE MEDIEVAL MILITARY REVOLUTION … Ayton and Price, editors … 1998 hb
… anthology of articles … $15

WAR AND CHIVALRY … Malcolm Vale … 1981 … hb some b/w illus … $25

ULLSTEIN WAFFENBUCH … by Helmet Nickel … text in GERMAN … hb. Overview of history of arms and armour … many line drawings … some color plates … $35

THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF WEAPONS … Ewart Oakeshott … 1994 hb reprint of 1960 classic … $15


… almost always the last entry if you alphabetize your library listing …

OF HIS ARRAY TELL I NO LENGER TALE … ASPECTS OF COSTUME, ARMS AND ARMOUR IN WESTERN EUROPE 1200-1400 … by H. M. Zylstra-Zweens … 1985 … pb … 140 pgs. Well illustrated articles in MIXED languages … about 1/3 of text in ENGLISH … $30

ARMIES, CHIVALRY, AND WARFARE IN MEDIEVAL BRITIAN AND FRANCE … anthology edited by Matthew Strickland … hb 360 pgs. 53 b/w illus … $35

THREE VOLUME SET: ANCIENT ARMOUR AND WEAPONS IN EUROPE … by John Hewitt … modern pb REPRINT of c.1860-65 original … over 1,000 pgs of text in the 3 vols … many line drawings … somewhat dated, but contains a lot of source references … $65 for all three volumes

ARMS AND ARMOUR ..Howard Blackmore … sm pb 1965 … 160 pgs well illus … $15

Reprint of CATALOGUE OF THE EXHIBITION OF ANCIENT HELMETS AND EXAMPLES OF MAIL by Baron de Cosson and William Burgess …1985 reprint of catalogue of 1881 … pb … 139 pgs … some plates of line drawings … $15

WESTERN WARFARE IN THE AGE OF THE CRUSADES 1000-1300 … John France …1999 … hb … 300+ pages … $25

THE BATTLE OF THE GOLDEN SPURS … COURTRAI, 11 JULY 1302 … by J.F. Verbruggen … 2002 (original 1952) … hb 260+ pages some b/w illus … $30

WAR IN THE MIDDLE AGES … Philippe Contamine … 1986 .. hb 370+ pgs … some illus … $30

THE LEGEND OF BOUVINES … Georges Duby …1990 hb 200+ pgs few illus … $25

WARRIORS AND THEIR WEAPONS AROUND THE TIME OF THE CRUSADES …David Nicolle … anthology of articles by Dr. Nicolle, this is NOT the two volume work… some b/w photos , many line illus … $30

WARFARE IN THE LATIN EAST, 1192-1291 … Christopher Marshall .. hb 1994. 280+ pgs some b/w photos … $25

ARMS, ARMIES, AND FORTIFICATIONS IN THE HUNDRED YEARS WAR … editors … Curry and Hughes … 1999 200+pgs …maps and some b/w photos … $30

ANGLO-SAXON MILITARY INSTITUTIONS ON THE EAVE OF THE NORMAN CONQUEST … 1962 … hb … 165 pg … $20

MEDIEVAL WARFARE … Terrence Wise … 1976 hb 250 b/w illus … $20

LONGBOW .. A SOCIAL AND MILITARY HISTORY … Robert Hardy 1992 hb 240+ pgs many b/w illus … great appendicies on technical considerations of the bow and its target … $25

CRUSADING WARFARE (1097-1193) by R. C. Smail …1956 hb 230 + pgs … $18

ARMIES AND WARFARE IN THE MIDDLE AGES … THE ENGLISH EXPERIENCE … Michael Prestwich … 1996 hb 360+ pages b/w illus … $25

THE ROUTLEDGE COMPANION TO MEDIEVAL WARFARE … Jim Bradbury … 2004 … hb …370+ pgs a few b/w illus … $18

Bound PHOTOCOPY of Wendelin Boeheim’s MEISTER DER WAFFENSCHMIEDEKUNST VOM XIV. BIS INS XVIII JAHRHUNDERT … Berlin: 1897. over 200 pgs. 20+ b/w plates … THIS IS A PHOTOCOPY. Text in GERMAN. … $20

Modern 2005 REPRINT of Charles Ffoulkes’ EUROPEAN ARMS AND ARMOUR IN THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD …1911. pbk ~70 pgs. 15+ b/w plates … $18

HARNISCHUND UND HELM / LANDESZEUGHAUS GRAZ … by Dr. Peter Krenn … Text in ENGLISH and GERMAN. 1987. pbk ~60 pgs ~20+ nice color plates … $15

SCHWERT UND SPIESS / LANDESZEUGHAUS GRAZ … by Dr. Peter Krenn … Text in ENGLISH and GERMAN. 1997. pbk ~60pgs ~20+ nice color plates … $15

J. G. Scott’s EUROPEAN ARMS AND ARMOUR AT KELVINGGROVE … 1980 pbk … 40pg well illus b/w & color … $15

CATALOGUE DE LA COLLECTION D’ARMES ANCIENNES EUROPEENNES ET ORIENTALES DE CHARLES BUTTIN … MODERN (1996) PAPERBACK REPRINT of 1933 catalogue … 280+pgs … many small illustrations … TEXT in FRENCH … $20

NICELY HARDBOUND (c.1958) articles by James Mann … THE LOST ARMOURY OF THE GONZAGAS .. (Parts I and II) … c. 1948 originally? ~200 +pgs 35+ b/w plates and other illustrations … many period inventory notes, etc. Essential study for the serious student for armor … $100

Phyrr, LaRocca, and Breiding … THE ARMOURED HOURSE IN EUROPE 1480-1620 … pbk from the MET … 2005 … ~80 pgs. Well illus … many in color … $18

ARMI ANTICHE … No. 1 1966 … Italian journal … articles in ITALIAN … pbk ~240 pgs. B/w illus … articles on Japanese swords , in ENGLISH … Lindsay’s “Gunpowder or How it All Didn’t Start” … etc. $12

OFF PRINT SUMMARY OF ARTICLES BY Joseph- Frederic Fino … ARMES ET ARMEES DU MOYEN AGE … in FRENCH … 1979 …pbk … articles originally printed in various issues of GLADIUS … ~100 pgs.
B/w illus of so-so quality … $12

Stephen V. Grancsay (Introduction) and others … MADE OF IRON … 1967 …ppbk … 200 pgs, many b/w illustrations … exhibition of iron objects including arms and armour … $20

SPECIAL EDITION of ANTIQUES AND OBJECTS OF ARTS …. Claude Blair and Lionello G. Boccia … ARMES ET ARMURES … text in FRENCH …1990 … ppbk 75+ pgs. Very nice illus most color … $18

Maurizio Mauro’s ARMERIA DELLA ROCCA MOSTRA DI ARMI ANTICHE … 1989 … 140 pgs … b/w illus… TEXT in ITALIAN … great trivia … have you been fascinated by those “chopper” type weapons that appear in the 13th C. Maciejowski Bible … this catalogue has a surviving 18th C. weapon that is almost identical …( oh yeah, the choppers do show up in other 13th c. manuscript illustrations also) … $18

James Mann’s EXHIBITION OF ARMOUR MADE IN THE ROYAL WORKSHOPS AT GREENWICH … ppbk 1951 … 60 pg text 30+ b/w plates … $25

Alan Williams and Anthony de Reuck … THE ROYAL ARMOURY AT GREENWICH 1515-1649 … A HISTORY OF ITS TECHNOLOGY (Royal Armouries Monograph #4) … ppbk 130+ pgs … many b/w illus and micrographs … $25

TECHNOLOGY AND CULTURE … ppbk ..Spring 1960 … includes … E. Martin Burgess’ “A Reply to Cyril Stanley Smith on Mail Making Methods.” … $15

HISTORICAL METALLURGY … Vol.15(1) 1981 …ppbk … includes … Colin Brewer’s “Metallographic Examination of Medieval and Post-Medieval Iron Armour” … $20

LONDON PARK LANE ARMS FAIR (Spring 2005) . ppbk .. includes … Medieval Swords of Leeds Castle … INGELRII: A Continuing Tradition of Early Medieval Swordsmiting … Claymores … etc. 70pgs. Well illustrated … the advertisements in these catalogues are great resources for illustrations of rare arms before they are “lost” to private collections … $20

MUESO STIBBERT FIRENZE … LA CAVALCATA … with ENGLISH and ITALIAN text … ppbk 2004 … 78 pgs. … some excellent b/w and color photography … $20

EISEN-KLEIDER … PLATTNERARBEITEN AUS DREI JAHRHUNDERTEN … ppbk … 1992 … … 120 pgs … b/w illus of arms and armour … text in GERMAN … $18

Esther Cameron’s SHEATHS AND ACABBARDS IN ENGLAND AD400-1100 … BAR British Series 301 … ppbk 2000 … 233 pgs. Line drawings, b/w photos … $20

Luciano Rebuffo’s ITALIENISCHE RUSTUNGEN … text in GERMAN … hardback … 1959 … ~ 50 pgs (not numbered) … about ½ nice full page b/w plates … $25

John Waldman’s HAFTED WEAPONS IN MEDIEVAL AND REANISSANCE EUROPE …(History of Warfare #31) hardback …2005 …200+ pgs well illus … $160

Pyhrr, LaRocca, & Ogawa … ARMS AND ARMOR … NOTABLE ACQUISITIONS 1991-2002 (at the MET) … ~60 pgs …wonderful illus many color … $ 18

MODERN (2003) HARDBOUND REPRINT of James Mann’s series of STUDIES OF EUROPEAN ARMOUR (most date from the 1930s) … Italian Wars, Sanctuary of the Madonna & more notes on the same, Spanish Armour German Armour … hdbk 145+ pgs b/w photo illus … $80

Sim’s “Roman Chain-Mail: Experiments to Reproduce the Techniques of Manufacuture” (from BRITANNIA 28) … ppbk 1997 ~10 pgs line drawings … $10

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