This classic [and gigantic] sword reference book is still as important as the day it came out 40 years ago. Illustrated with hundreds of examples of European swords, divided by countries of origin, each picture is annotated. Almost 500 pages in the 25 by 44 cm folio. No dustcover. Presentation inscription to the famous American collector and antique arms dealer Will Hoffeld from a friend on the flyleaf. Book is nice and tight. A very heavy book - almost 4 kilograms; extra postal charges will apply!