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PostPosted: Thu 17 Jun, 2010 11:28 am    Post subject: For Sale: Armi Bianche Italiane (very rare, important book)         Reply with quote

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Yes, that Armi Bianche. Happy

This is Lionello Boccia's and Eduardo Coelho's monumental book on Italian edged weapons. It's a very (very) large book packed with 800 photos of weapons and art involving weapons. It covers the 12th century through the 19th. Swords, rapiers, daggers, and polearms of all kinds are found in it. It's quite stunning in what it contains. The book begins with introductory text in Italian, followed by the pictures (a number of the pics are in color). Following the pics is an index with brief descriptions of the items, also in Italian.

This is a fantastic book, and a rare one. When found for sale, it often goes for $700-$800. This copy is in good shape, especially given that it was printed in 1975. There is dust spotting to the outside page edges and a spot on one of the flyleaves. The dust jacket has some very minor edge wear. Pics are below. Comes with a cardboard slipcase that has protected the book very well through the years, but needs some fixing up.

This is one of the "white whales" for serious collectors. Happy

I'm asking $659 or best offer for this copy (plus shipping). Interesting trade offers will be entertained, but cash is always more appealing.

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PostPosted: Wed 23 Jun, 2010 6:06 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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Price drop to $645 or best reasonable offer.

Trade offers, cash + trade offers, and cash offers will be entertained. Feel free to make an offer.

Some may be wondering why someone would pay so much for a book. Part of this book's price is its rarity. I can only find 3 other copies for sale on the net right now and the average price is ~$715. This book was printed in limited quantities over 30 years ago.

But, more important than that, it contains literally hundreds of photos of sword, daggers, polearms, and period art, many of which are not found elsewhere. It is a pretty comprehensive record showcasing the beauty of Italian arms. It is a resource that you'll go back to again and again to learn about forms and decoration, drool over nifty things you won't find elsewhere, and see items that makers have based their pieces on.

I love my weapon and armour collection (really). But my library gets more use on most days than my weapons do. I appreciate my collection more because of my library. This book is worth the price in my opinion. It's one of the neatest titles in the field.

If nothing else, you'll make many people who don't own this book jealous. Happy

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PostPosted: Sun 27 Jun, 2010 5:10 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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This book is still available. Feel free to offer anything, even it is a lower price than my current asking price. All offers will be entertained.

I will be out of town 6/30-7/6, so responses will be delayed during that time.

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PostPosted: Wed 07 Jul, 2010 12:58 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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How about $635 or best reasonable offer (plus shipping)?

I'm still open to trade offers. Some things I'd consider:

Albion gladii
Albion Castellan
Nifty custom daggers
Other unique items
Rare books

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PostPosted: Sat 17 Jul, 2010 9:16 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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New price: $625 + shipping or best reasonable offer.

Trade offers will be considered, too.

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PostPosted: Mon 09 Aug, 2010 11:55 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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This book is no longer available, having been traded to a well-known maker for some stock. Look for those items to be listed for sale in the coming weeks.

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