Heraldry & Guns

Heraldry & Guns

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  • American Firearms Makers: When, Where, and What They Made from the Colonial Period to the End of the Nineteenth Century

    By A. Merwyn Carey

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781399761987
    • Publisher: THOMAS Y. CROWELL COMPANY
    • Published: January 1953
  • American Rifle: A Biography

    By Alexander Rose

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780553384383
    • Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE
    • Published: September 2009
    Spanning from the Revolution to the present day, this book examines the link between the development of the rifle and the evolution of American culture, detailing those who shaped the rifle's development, its transformation from elite shooter to mass-produced gun, the origins of the NRA, and more. Reprint
  • Ancient Chinese Armies, 1500-200 BC (Men-at-Arms Series, No. 218)

    By C.J. Peers

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780850459425
    • Publisher: Osprey Military
    • Published: March 1990
    By the 15th century BC the valley of Hwang Ho was dominated by a palace-based military caste which owed its supremacy to a monopoly of bronze-working techniques among a still mainly Stone Age population. To the Shang Dynasty, war was a means of legitimising the power of their new aristocracy. This fascinating volume by C. J. Peers covers the period of China's history from the first documented civilisation to the establishment of an enduring unified empire, examining the history, organisation, uniform and weapons of ancient Chinese armies.
  • Antique European and American Firearms at the Hermitage Museum

    By L. Tarassuk

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789110728448
    • Publisher: Iskusstvo Publishing House
    • Published: 1971
    Text in Russian and English.
  • Arms and Armor of the Medieval Knight: An Illustrated History of Weaponry In the Middle Ages

    Our Price: $35.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780517103197
    • Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE VALUE PUBLISHING
    • Published: July 1993
    More than two hundred illustrations trace the development of medieval arms from their crude beginnings to the beautiful ceremonial armor of the Renaissance
  • Arms and Armor: A Pictorial Archive from Nineteenth-Century Sources

    By Carol Belanger Grafton

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780486285610
    • Publisher: Dover Publications
    • Published: September 1995
    Over 750 detailed, high-quality illustrations from rare 19th-century sources: suits of armor, chain mail, swords, helmets, knives, crossbows and other implements, along with scenes of battle, soldiers, horses, artillery and more. Especially suitable for projects requiring a medieval or old-fashioned flavor, these illustrations will fill a myriad of needs for battle-related graphic art.
  • Arms and Armor: Notable Acquisitions 1991-2002

    By Stuart Pyhrr

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780300098761
    • Publisher: YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    • Published: January 2003
  • Arms and Armour

    By Vesey Norman

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780706400342
    • Publisher: Octopus Books
    • Published: January 1964
  • Arms and Armour in Antiquity and the Middle Ages

    By Charles Boutell

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780938289616
    • Publisher: Combined Books
    • Published: April 1996
  • Art of Chivalry

    By Helmut Nickel

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780917418679
    • Publisher: METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
    • Published: January 1982
  • Beretta: 500 Years of the World's Finest Sporting Life

    By Nicholas Foulkes

    Our Price: $45.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780847849741
    • Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications,Inc.
    • Published: October 2016
  • The Book of the Sword

    By Richard F. Burton

    Our Price: $15.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780486254340
    • Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc.
    • Published: August 1987
    Eloquent, exceptionally erudite history of the "Queen of Weapons." Traces sword's origin — from prehistory to its full growth during early Roman Empire. Discusses earliest weapons of stone, bone, horn and wood as well as variations: sabre, broadsword, cutlass, scimitar and more. Enhanced by nearly 300 excellent line drawings.
  • Boutell's Heraldry

    By J.P. Brooke-Little

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780723230939
    • Publisher: FREDERICK WARNE
    • Published: January 1983
  • British Army Cap Badges of the First World War

    By Peter Doyle

    Our Price: $24.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780747807971
    • Publisher: Shire
    • Published: July 2010
    The fascination with the British involvement in the First World War extends to all aspects of the conflict. The battles and their outcomes; the armies and their leaders; the conditions of trench warfare; and the controversies form part of the growing literature examining every aspect of a war that was to cast a shadow over the rest of the twentieth century, the effects of which are still being felt today. For the British army, the cap badge is the most easily identifiable form of insignia. It represents a distillation of the pride of the regiment, its various battle honors and symbols borne proudly on the metallic emblem that was worn on all headdress, even within the trenches. Identification of the cap badge on old photographs is a first, important step in unraveling the military service of an individual. Cap badges have been collected avidly since they were first thought of in the nineteenth century. Cap-badge collecting is as popular now as it has ever been; yet with a growing number of fakes and forgeries, there is a need for a book that illustrates clearly the main types, and allows the collector and family historian alike to understand their meaning. Surprisingly, there are no real comprehensive web-based resources; and the available books (many of which are out of print), are often dull, arcane and poorly illustrated with grey, muddy images of otherwise spectacular badges.This book illustrates, for the first time in full color and high quality, images of the main types of badges used by the British Army in World War I. In addition, contemporary illustrations of the soldiers themselves wearing the badges, and the wider importance of their symbolism, is also included. Employing the skills of an established writer (and collector) and artist, it provides a unique reference guide for all people interested in the World War I.
  • Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks

    By M. Kennedy

    Our Price: $39.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780811706308
    • Publisher: Stackpole Books
    • Published: July 1981
    America's leading stock-makers have contributed photographs of their handiwork and full-size line drawings of checkering and carving patterns.

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