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 900 copies printed. 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 outstanding, binding is tight, pages are clean. This is one of the cleanest copies you will find.