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Jason Elrod




Location: Winchester, VA
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PostPosted: Fri 06 Jun, 2008 6:48 pm    Post subject: FREE Record of European Armour & Arms Through 7 Centurie         Reply with quote

Who wants a FREE PDF Copy of ALL 5 VOLUMES of Lakings "Record of Eropean Armour & Arms through 7 Centuries"?

Check out the link:

http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=franc...pe%3Atexts

This series is out of print, very difficult to find, and extremely expensive as a set.

The copies are crystal clear. Just make sure you have enough time to download. It took my ancient computer 10 -15 minutes each Volume.

There also appears to be some other wonder Arms & Armour resources on Internet Archive. I just downloaded a 466 page book on Spanish Arms and Armor.

In all I've downloaded 10 books and I've only found the website a couple hours ago and I'm still looking for more. Oh and don't be fooled. The first few pages of all of the books that I've downloaded have been blank. The books will actually start around page 8 so don't get discouraged.

Now I just have to find the time to read them all.
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Fabrice Cognot
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Location: Dijon
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PostPosted: Fri 06 Jun, 2008 7:37 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Great find, Jason !

Thanks !

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Daniel Sullivan




Location: California
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PostPosted: Fri 06 Jun, 2008 9:01 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jason,

Wonderful discovery! You deserve a Gold Star on your report card.

I own an original copy of the last volume; it took me about 20 years to come by that.

Regards,
Dan
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Max von Bargen




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PostPosted: Fri 06 Jun, 2008 10:07 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Really, really great, Jason! Thanks a ton.

Max
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Michael Edelson




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PostPosted: Fri 06 Jun, 2008 11:16 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you!

Wow, these things come down fast. I'm getting 12mbps....it takes a few seconds to download each one. I wonder what else they have...I'll clean them out! Happy

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Patrik Erik Lars Lindblom




Location: Göteborg Sweden
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PostPosted: Sat 07 Jun, 2008 3:52 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Big Grin WoW Cool
Thanks Jason for the links, after a fast look in the first book i found allot of interesting stuff already,
helms (Fig.63,64 page 125,126 of 366) discovered in Finland and a nice sword hilt type ae/ä,
pattern on CG and pommel look like something i have seen before
but i don't remember where Mad

Quote:

In the past considerable controversy arose as to its nationality and date
Spain and Southern Italy have been suggested as the "country of its
make; but the present writer, after the most careful consideration, has little
hesitation in pronouncing it to be a product of Northern Europe and of the
first half of the Xlllth century. Its form is so bizarre, and both the method
and style oi its ornamentation thick silver plating applied to blacked iron
ground are so reminiscent of those swords of a hundred years earlier that it
would almost seem evolutionized from them. The blade now in the hilt is of
a somewhat later date, as is the grip (Fig. 124).



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Frid o Fröjd!
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Jason Elrod




Location: Winchester, VA
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PostPosted: Sat 07 Jun, 2008 4:44 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here are 2 more you guys might want to check out. I haven't taken the time to read the content but they both have some wonderful plates in them. "Foreign Armour in England" also has some color plates.

"Spanish Arms & Armour, being a Historical and Descriptive Account of the Royal Armoury of Madrid"

http://www.archive.org/details/spanisharmsarmou00calviala

"Foreign Armour in England"

http://www.archive.org/details/foreignarmourine00gard
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Mrak E.Smith





Joined: 30 Sep 2006

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PostPosted: Sat 07 Jun, 2008 9:47 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It's really a amazingly great, great site not only about Arms & Armour but many fields, I found William Napier's History of War in Peninsular and Southern France 1807-1814, Sir Oman's History of Art of War in the Middle Ages, Wellington's Army, Sir Fortscue's History of British Army, and many other useful and hard-to get books! What's more,most of these texts in PDF have been OCRed and can be quoted instantly! Thank you very much!
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Kel Rekuta




Location: Toronto, Canada
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PostPosted: Sat 07 Jun, 2008 9:59 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Some of you folks might like this one too:

The Anglo-Saxon weapon names treated archæologically and etymologically (1906)
http://www.archive.org/details/anglosaxonweapon00kelluoft

So many books, so little time. Cry
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Philip C. Ryan




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PostPosted: Sun 08 Jun, 2008 6:49 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Fantastic! I'm all giddy like a little kid right now as I am downloading! hehhehe
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