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Nathan Robinson
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PostPosted: Tue 02 Nov, 2004 1:02 pm    Post subject: A copy of Armi Bianche has surfaced!         Reply with quote

Hey people: A copy of the extremely rare and splendid book, Armi Bianche Italiane, has just surfaced for sale on AbeBooks. This book is very difficult to find and is rarely available for under $500.

Check out the listing on AbeBooks

There are a couple others out there, but this is the least expensive of the three of which I'm aware.

Armi Bianche Italiane
BOCCIA, Lionello G. ; COELHO, Eduardo T


1975 Bramante Editrice. 10 3/4" X 12 3/4", over 2" thick!
462pp - 800 photos, many in color, plus 100's of makers marks
Measurements and statistics on each piece
Text is in Italian and easily translates with Web-based tools

Each page has multiple photos. All are super high quality. This book is amazing!!






This book is out of print. It was printed in 1975, has had only one printing as far as I know, and was a short run. Few copies are out there, and even fewer that are available for sale.

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PostPosted: Tue 02 Nov, 2004 1:05 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That looks fantastic. Out of my current budget, but fantastic. Happy I'd love to see more closeups of the Visconti sword (3rd row, 1st plate).
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PostPosted: Tue 02 Nov, 2004 1:06 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Chad Arnow wrote:
I'd love to see more closeups of the Visconti sword (3rd row, 1st plate).

I bet you would! muhahaha...

I'll scan some from varoius places over the next few days and make a post about it. But I think I'll make you wait a few days before I do that.

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PostPosted: Tue 02 Nov, 2004 1:08 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nathan Robinson wrote:
I bet you would! muhahaha...

I'll scan some from varoius places over the next few days and make a post about it. But I think I'll make you wait a few days before I do that.


Well, that's just mean. Mad If you don't have time to scan the pics, you can just mail me the book, and I'll look at it myself.

It was worth a shot....

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PostPosted: Tue 02 Nov, 2004 3:29 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Chad: I wouldn't really make you wait, now would I?

Check it out.

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PostPosted: Wed 03 Apr, 2013 11:13 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Rather old thread, but well suited for my purpose.

After years of patient wait, I was able to secure a copy of that magnificent book from an Italian bookseller at a price I could afford (of course the dilemma here is that you can get a mid range sword or even a second Hand Albion for the price of this book, which resulted in me delaying this purchase over and over again).

Well I don't regret going for it, however expensive, far from it! As said above, the book is an amazing graphic resource (yeah, for my Italian is rather poor (non existent might be more accurate Happy ). Most of the shots seem to have been taken from a maker's perspective, they provide answers and yield many clues on how these beautiful artifacts are actually made...and it goes on like that page after page.

Easy to see where many makers draw their inspiration from Happy

This might just be what I need to re-kindle my interest in my sword projects.

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PostPosted: Thu 04 Apr, 2013 2:58 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Chad Arnow wrote:
That looks fantastic. Out of my current budget, but fantastic. Happy I'd love to see more closeups of the Visconti sword (3rd row, 1st plate).


The sword is in Monza's museum, I saw it and I could take pics of it easily, if it were permitted.

If myArmoury's members are really interested I could ask for permision from the staff, usually with a bit of red tape this is a thing that can be done.
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PostPosted: Thu 04 Apr, 2013 4:42 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Chad Arnow wrote:
That looks fantastic. Out of my current budget, but fantastic. Happy I'd love to see more closeups of the Visconti sword (3rd row, 1st plate).


Funny how times change. I now own this great book. I've also bought and sold other copies of it. Prices have fallen on a lot of these rare books.

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PostPosted: Thu 04 Apr, 2013 7:48 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

A copy is online right now at Abebooks.com for about $265 US.

right here

That link won't be valid long.

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PostPosted: Thu 04 Apr, 2013 11:02 am    Post subject: Armi Bianche Italiane         Reply with quote

Gentlemen,
I am pleased to report that I just ordered this book ...Thanks to you all for posting this information ! And - as a side note - Thanks Nathan for getting this wonderful forum back up and running ... There was a serious blank space in my existence without myArmoury ...
Best
Tim

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