Автор: Albert Christian Revi Название: Encyclopedia of american cut and engraved glass, 9th ed ISBN: 0764310054 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780764310058 Издательство: Schiffer Рейтинг: Цена: 8130 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.) Описание: Elegant and utilitarian glasswares have been made for over thirty centuries. The manufacture of cut glass in America stems from a history that reaches back to ancient Egypt, while engraved glass was known in classical Rome. In this excellent new edition of a classic work, the author traces the American phases of this fascinating history by describing the products of major and minor manufacturers. See the American industry evolve from its early days of imitative work, through highly imaginative products in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, to a declining mediocrity in the 1920s and 30s. This book has been established as the "bible" in this field, and the addition of 150 new photos and fully updated text and pricing information make this edition the best yet. Glass collectors will treasure this unequalled reference.
Автор: Brown Название: Engraved Gems 54 ISBN: 0300076975 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300076974 Издательство: Yale University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 4851 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This practical book provides guidance in identifying and evaluating American brilliant cut glass. It is organized by patterns and illustrated with 396 color and black and white photographs. Standard, Choice, Premium, and Rare quality pieces are identified throughout, and separate value ranges for each quality of every piece are provided. Tips for recognizing non-American cut glass are given and examples are shown. Separate indexes of pattern names and manufacturers provide quick references. This is the book you want at your fingertips when on the Internet and with you in the shops and auctions when you buy cut glass. It will help you find some good buys.
Описание: This book is a reprint edition of the late John Laidackers personal study of early .22 cartridge handguns from 1855-1875. Laidackers primary aim was to offer a quick reference to the collector, and his commentary on the wide variety of types, variations and makers, as well as detailed photography, make this a superb addition to any firearm library.
Название: Engraved Glass ISBN: 1851493077 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781851493074 Издательство: Antique Collectors Club Ltd Рейтинг: Цена: 3380 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Many people ask how they can find out more about glass engraving. This book aims to answer this need by bringing together a collection of 200 pieces of work by nearly 70 of the world's finest contemporary glass artists.
Описание: Drawn from some of the worlds most prestigious collections, this comprehensive work is a visual and historical reference exploring the craftsmanship and technical progress of German pistol development from 1871 to 1914. Using specially commissioned colour photography, these ultra-rare and priceless side arms, many of which are shown for the first time, are portrayed in stunning detail, highlighting the engravers art, intricate designs, and ornamentation. Important weapons -- from Luger, Walther, Mauser, and many others -- belonging to aristocracy and heads of state have been selected to provide the reader with an appreciation of the gunsmiths artisanship. Rare prototypes illustrate key technical innovations, many of which remain prominent features in modern firearms today. Finally, rare pistols used for military trials are also included, marking the evolution of the pistol as an effective military weapon.
Описание: When originally published in 1981, The Hand Cannons of Imperial Japan was heralded as one of the most readable works on firearms ever produced. To arms collectors and scholars, it remains a prized source of information on Japanese handguns, their development, and their history. In this new Revised and Expanded edition, original author Harry Derby has teamed with Jim Brown to provide a thorough update reflecting twenty years of additional research. The authors have retained the format and much of the text of the original edition, focusing on military cartridge arms from the 1893-1945 period. Signal pistols, foreign-procured military handguns, ammunition, holsters, and accessories are also covered. Significant changes are included based on new findings, and a great deal of new information has been added, together with color illustrations of significant specimens. A number of newly discovered variants are identified and described, and expanded tables of reported serial numbers and production data are provided. Coverage and explanation of Japanese markings has been greatly enhanced, and a detailed study of inspection marks on the most widely known Types 14 and 94 is included. An appendix on valuation has also been added, using a relative scale that should remain relevant despite inflationary pressures. For the firearms collector, enthusiast, historian or dealer, this is the most complete and up-to-date work on Japanese military handguns ever written. Like its predecessor, it is certain to become a classic firearms reference and a benchmark for further research.
Описание: This volume has been prepared as an inexpensive guide to Japanese military handguns of the first half of the 20th Century. It is intended primarily for the collector who, upon encountering a new specimen, wants information to identify, classify and evaluate it in order to make a decision on its purchase. It will also be useful to dealers in establishing values, and to firearms owners who simply want to know where an individual pistol or its accessories fit in the overall picture of Japanese military collectibles.
Описание: Drawn from some of the worlds most prestigious collections, this comprehensive work is a visual and historical reference exploring the craftsmanship and technical progress of German pistol development during the 1914-1945 World War I, Weimar, and Third Reich years. Using specially commissioned colour photography, these ultra-rare and priceless side arms, many of which are shown for the first time, are displayed in stunning detail, highlighting the engravers art, intricate designs, and ornamentation. Important weapons -- from Luger, Walther, Mauser, and many others -- belonging to aristocracy and heads of state have been selected to provide the reader with an appreciation of the gunsmiths artisanship. Rare prototypes illustrate key technical innovations, many of which remain prominent features in modern firearms today. Finally, rare pistols used for military trials are also included, marking the evolution of the pistol as an effective military weapon.
Описание: Robert Campbell, a former peace officer with over twenty years on the job, shares his wealth of experience in this heavily illustrated guide to handguns. With pistol in hand, Campbell introduces you to the world of handguns, from choosing your first handgun to understanding the basics of firearms safety, marksmanship, competitive shooting, hunting, and personal protection. Before you know it, you'll be "making brass" on the target range. The manual provides clear instructions for taking care of your firearms, from cleaning and general maintenance to minor repairs. Campbell covers accessories such as holsters and magazines and demystifies the sometimes confusing array of ammunition available in every caliber, including an introduction to handloading. Informal and fun to read--but full of information from decades of handgun experience--"The Complete Illustrated Manual of Handgun Skills" is required reading for any handgun owner.
Описание: The perfect book for any woman who is interested in purchasing, selecting, and owning a gun, from her first to her five-hundredth firearm. The Handgun Guide for Women gives a public voice to the legions of female gun enthusiasts in the United States. It is a common sense, step-by-step guide to making the decision to purchase a gun, selecting the correct gun, securely keeping a gun in the home, and maintaining the proficiency necessary to be a safe gun owner 100 percent of the time. The book also defies the theory among the popular media that women are, by their maternal nature, anti-gun. Author Tara Dixon Engel, an NRA-certified instructor in handguns, rifles, shotguns, personal defense, and home defense, writes that women should be gun advocates. A firearm is often the one thing that stands between your family and a predator. The Handgun Guide for Women reflects a passionate belief in the Second Amendment. It is a straightforward and meticulously clear representation of the responsibilities involved in gun ownership and is the perfect book for anyone who is considering owning a gun or who has been a proud gun owner for many years.
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