Handbook of the Collection of Arms and Armor; European and Oriental, Including the William H. Riggs Donation

Handbook of the Collection of Arms and Armor; European and Oriental, Including the William H. Riggs Donation

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...half-armor of one of the de' Medici (Case Ioo), two suits of Sir james Scudamore (Cases 94 and 95), the equestrian harness of a Colonna, probably Marcus Antonius Colonna (central figure, E. 9, in north gallery), the complete harness with chamfron and supplemental head-piece of a Duke of Lorraine (Case 75), a half-armor of the guard of Duke julius of Brunswick (Case 92), and parts of the sumptuously embossed armor of a Governor of Milan, the Duke of Sessa (Case 84). In the same gallery is a fairly complete series of the polearms of this period, many of which are engraved and gilded (Cases 69 and 70). large number of the round shields (rondacbe) for parade, engraved, gilded, embossed, are shown here also. (Plate XLI.) In this series the Museum is particularly rich, exhibiting upward of sixty specimens. Among the artist armorers whose work is here illustrated may be mentioned Pompeo della Chiesa (Case 99), Pfeffenhauser (1o2), Wolf of Landshut (59, 8o, 102), iccinino (84, 101), various members of the family Negroli (107), Colman (55), Frauenpreis (61), Seusenhofer (76), Siebenburger (83), Wilhelm von Worms (59 and 83), jacobe (94, 95, IO2), Spaccini (101), von Speyer (72), Bartolomeo Campi (one shoulder defense, 104), and Hopfer (83). G. SWORDS AND DAGGERS OF THE SECOND HALF OF THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY This was an epoch of enriched side-arms. Sword and dagger were Worn constantly, and, at a time when fleets from India and America were emptying their treasures into the markets of Europe, beautifully decorated arms were seen everywhere. (Plates XLII-XLIV, XLVIII, XLIX.) In Italy the short, wide-bladed cinquedea (Plate XLI I I) reached its highest point of development during the first two decades of the sixteenth century; its...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123678393X
  • 9781236783936