BASHFORD DEAN - CATALOGUE OF EUROPEAN COURT SWORDS AND HUNTING SWORDS INCLUDING THE ELLIS, DE DINO, RIGGS AND REUBELL COLLECTIONS
Published by the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, printed at Imprimerie de Vaugirard, Paris, 1929. One of only 900 copies. Folio size.
Extensively illustrated with full-page photo-engravings of various European small-swords, from the inception in the mid-1600s to the early 1800s, and fully annotated. This is the most gorgeously-printed folio on the subject of European small-swords and hunting swords ever published, and is highly recommended to a serious collector.
Condition is excellent overall, binding is tight, pages are clean, some minor staining and several creases. Stamps from a Rhode Island library. Red leather spine, cloth boards.