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PostPosted: Wed 05 May, 2010 6:51 pm    Post subject: For Sale: 2,500 Years of European Helmets (rare book)         Reply with quote

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Here's another copy of Howard Curtis's 2,500 Years of European Helmets. Curtis was a Hollywood stuntman and noted collector of arms and armour. This book was published in 1978. It is chock full of 169 pictures of helms plus period art (yes, I counted Happy ). All kinds of helms are pictured. Here is how the pictures break down:

Period Art: 8
Bronze Age helms: 3
Roman helms: 2
Spangenhelms: 3
Norman helms: 2
Great helms: 15
Bascinets: 11
Great bascinets: 8
Barbutas: 8
Sallets: 23
Armets: 10
Burgonets: 23
Close helms: 19
Jousting helms: 6
Kettle Hats: 10
Morions: 2
Cabassets: 2
Zischagge: 4
Other: 10

Some items are from the now-dispersed Curtis collection, others from famous museums and private collections. It shows a dozen or so great helms from the 13th and 14th centuries, easily the most of any publication I've seen. It's an absolutely fantastic book and one of my favorites. Armourers should have it in their library as should any serious student of armour. It's one of the few books devoted solely to helms and is probably the most picture-intensive out there.

I've posted many pics out of it, including Great Bascinets, a Venetian great bascinet, and early 16th century burgonets.

This copy has no dust jacket with it. It is in good shape, with just some light wear to it. It bears a library bookplate inside the front cover that reads "Information Research Services-The Franklin Mint" and a card holder inside the back. As a side note: many of us grew up with the decorative swords and other collectibles sold by the Franklin Mint. It's neat to think that this very book may have had a hand in some of the items I drooled over as a kid and teenager.

This book is one of the rarer titles. It was published in 1978 and copies are hard to find these days. When copies can be found, they are often in the $300-400+ range. I've sold other copies for $219 very easily.

Because of the ex-library nature and lack of dust jacket, I'm asking $189 or best offer. Money orders accepted, PayPal preferred (discount available for Money Order transactions).



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PostPosted: Mon 10 May, 2010 8:48 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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How about $174 + shipping?

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PostPosted: Mon 17 May, 2010 4:05 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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Or $169 OBO + shipping?

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PostPosted: Mon 17 May, 2010 5:58 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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I should also mention that interesting trade offers will be entertained.

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PostPosted: Mon 07 Jun, 2010 5:10 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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$159 or best reasonable offer. This is a great book with an interesting history. I've sold a couple other copies for a lot more than this.

Make me an offer. Worst I can say is "no thanks." Happy

For trades, I'd be interested in knives, daggers, short polearms, interesting books. Again, make me an offer. Happy

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