|Posted: Sat 16 Mar, 2013 4:54 pm Post subject: For Sale: Books about Polish Winged Hussars
Books for sale.. Three books about the Polish Winged Hussars
I have three like new books about the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth's Winged Hussars that I would like to sell. These books are kind of hard to find for a reasonable price. All prices include shipping within the CONUS. Paypal payment is preferred. PM me here or email me at:
firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
1) The Land of the Winged Horsemen: Art in Poland 1572-1764 by Jan K. Ostrowski (Author), Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann (Author), Piotr Krasny (Author), Kazimierz Kuczman (Author), Adam Zamoyski (Author), Zydislaw Zygulski Jr. (Author). $20 SHIPPED CONUS
Brief description :
In its golden years of the Baroque era, Poland expressed creative ties to east and west in extraordinary works of fine and decorative art. This gorgeously illustrated book displays more than 150 works of art that celebrate the cross-cultural richness of Poland's creative output during this period. From the dramatic uniform of the winged Hussar complete with feathers and leopard skin to traditional portraits of royalty to a Turkish-style beverage service, these splendid objects represent Poland's diversity and breadth at a time when it was the largest land empire in Europe, stretching from the Baltic to the Black Sea.
The book addresses five areas of Polish culture in the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries. The first section on the monarchy features objects relating to the kings who ruled during the period. The second section of the book is devoted to the magnate class and the objects that were typically seen in a nobleman's home. The third part presents religious artworks, highlighted by an important seventeenth-century painting of Our Lady of Czestochowa. The section on the military, focusing on the cavalry, offers highly decorated battle regalia, weapons, and a Turkish tent. With gilded cups, clocks, decanters, and more, the decorative arts section of the book provides outstanding examples of the cross-cultural tenor of the Baroque era. The volume includes essays that set the art of Poland in the context of its history, geography, and culture; a timeline of major events; a map of the Polish Commonwealth; a glossary; a useful bibliography; and an index of exhibited works.
2) Husaria: The winged horsemen (Skarby polskie) by Anna Wasilkowska $ 40 SHIPPED CONUS
Written side by side Polish / English. History of the Winged Hussars of the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth.
3)Polish Sword from ( series "Oruzhejnaa Academia"). Written by Kvasnevich $50 SHIPPED CONUS (Goes for $100 new if you can find it)
Written in Russian Cyrillic. Excellent photos of Polish Szabla (sabres).
Buy them all for $100 shipped CONUS or make me an offer
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He that keeps not his arms in time of peace will have none in time of war.
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