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Title: The Book of the Sword
Author: Burton, Richard
Publisher: Dover Publications; Publication Date: 1987
Paperback; ISBN: 9780486254340
Volumes: 1; Pages: 336
List Price in Paper: $12.95 Our price: $12.95
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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.