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A Lifetime’s Passion
The book illustrates over 1,000 items of Islamic and Oriental arms and armour which represent the finest and most interesting examples originating from Islamic and Hindu cultures and beyond, including Russia, China, Tibet, Mongolia, Korea and South East Asia. All the items illustrated have passed through the hands of Robert Hales during the last 45 years.
Divided into four sections: daggers, swords, firearms, and armour, with the occasional transgression, the publication also includes a useful glossary of terms. The text is concise and descriptive as well as containing information that is being published for the first time.
‘Every collector, dealer, and curator will want to have this book and will consult it again and again.’ Donald J. LaRocca, Curator, Department of Arms and Armor, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
‘As a source of images of the finest Asian weapons, this book is unrivalled and will be an indispensable resource for anyone interested in the subject in the future’.
Thom Richardson, Keeper of Armour and Oriental Collections, Royal Armouries, Leeds
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