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1 Deeter, Richard E & Warren W. Odegard Gorgets of the Third Reich
Los Angeles DO Enterprises 1977 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
175 pages, well illustrated, pictorial boards, very good. Scarce. From the introduction: This comprehensive work covers the basic gorgets of the military forces and other organizations, both political and non-political which existed during that era. Literally, thousands of old German Illustrated periodicals, countless books, pamphlets and photographs have been researched in an effort to make this book as complete as possible. The photographs and descriptions of the gorgets are from the original pieces." ; 8.50 X 5.60 X 0.60 inches; 175 pages 
Price: 60.00 USD
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2 Elgood, Robert Islamic Arms and Armour [Photocopy]
London Scolar Press 1979 Spiral bound Very Good with no dust jacket 
Spiral bound photocopy, front cover is clear plastic letting the title page show through, back cover is stiff black plastic. The former owner, a collector of fine books on edged weapons, had two photocopies done, most likely by a copy shop like Staples. All the information is there but the illustrations are no longer in color. The original book is quite hard to find and brings upwards of three hundred dollars. This is the last photocopy we have. ; 12.68 X 9.76 X 1.10 inche; 250 pages 
Price: 28.00 USD
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3 Pant, G. N. & K. K. Sharma Indian Armours in the National Museum Collection ; A Catalogue
New Delhi National Museum 2001 8185832129 / 9788185832128 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Vii, 191 pages, well illustrated in color, grey cloth, dust jacket, very good. From the preface: "Catalogues are the life-spring of any museum; they are the cause and effect of the curatorial existence. It is a sad commentary on Indian museums that they have, individually and collectively, failed to accomplish their primary duty. Good catalogues, are hard to find and arms catalogues are almost unknown. The present catalogue may serve as a silver lining amidst the dark cloud. Out of its about six thousand four hundred assorted weapons of offence and defence about three hundred pieces of armour have been included in this catalogue. The study of Indian armour is interesting both for the part they played in shaping history and, on the technical side, for the way they involved applied arts. The subject has been studied from the surviving examples of armour that have come down to us and are preserved in the museums, armouries of the erstwhile princes and private collections; from the representation of them on coins, in paintings, in sculptures and decorative arts; from the fragments unearthed from the archaeological excavations; from the particulars of manufacture and provenance available from inventories and other documents preserved in the pothikhanas and from the few armourers (sikligars) who have kept this tradition still alive in this country." 
Price: 48.00 USD
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4 Pant, G. N. & K. K. Sharma Indian Armours in the National Museum Collection ; A Catalogue
New Delhi National Museum 2001 8185832129 / 9788185832128 First Edition Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Vii, 191 pages, well illustrated in color, pictorial wrappers, very good. From the preface: "Catalogues are the life-spring of any museum; they are the cause and effect of the curatorial existence. It is a sad commentary on Indian museums that they have, individually and collectively, failed to accomplish their primary duty. Good catalogues, are hard to find and arms catalogues are almost unknown. The present catalogue may serve as a silver lining amidst the dark cloud. Out of its about six thousand four hundred assorted weapons of offence and defence about three hundred pieces of armour have been included in this catalogue. The study of Indian armour is interesting both for the part they played in shaping history and, on the technical side, for the way they involved applied arts. The subject has been studied from the surviving examples of armour that have come down to us and are preserved in the museums, armouries of the erstwhile princes and private collections; from the representation of them on coins, in paintings, in sculptures and decorative arts; from the fragments unearthed from the archaeological excavations; from the particulars of manufacture and provenance available from inventories and other documents preserved in the pothikhanas and from the few armourers (sikligars) who have kept this tradition still alive in this country." 
Price: 32.00 USD
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5 Robinson, Francis W. A Selection from the William Randolph Hearst Collection of Arms and Armor in the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Detroit The Detroit Institute of Arts 1954 First Edition Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
36 pages, well illustrated, pictorial wrappers, very good. Scarce. From the foreword by E. P. Richardson: "In 1953, the Hearst Foundation gave to the Detroit Institute of Arts of magnificent gift of 10 suits of armor, ranging from 1480 to 1590, and 27 other items - helmets and parts of armor for man and horse, swords and daggers, and firearms, dating from the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries, from the collection of the late Mr William Randolph Hearst." 
Price: 28.00 USD
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6 Sweden. Royal Armoury. (editors: Torsten Lenk, Heribert Seitz) Livrustkammaren. Journal of the Royal Armoury, Stockholm. [7 Issues, 1946-1955]
Stockholm Kungl. Livrustkammaren 1946-1955 Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
7 issues, each issue approximately 30 to 50 pages, illustrations, wrappers, very good. Illustrations include firearms, armour, and edged weapons. Vol. IV #1-2 (a double issue) , Vol. IV #3, Vol. IV #7, Vol. V #7, Vol. VII #1, Vol. VII #3-4 (double issue) , Vol. VIII #1. Some articles are in Swedish, some in English. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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