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Sorry for the cross-post from myArmoury, but I’m very excited!

I like to escape from work over my lunch hour and browse the used book stores nearby. Thursday was rainy and generally miserable by noon, so off to the bookstore I went!

After a fruitless search it was approaching time to head back to work, when out of the corner of my eye I notice a very bland looking paperback tucked behind other titles. After dusting off the cover, I was overjoyed to find a copy of Wallace Collection Catalogues, European Arms and Armour, Text with historical notes and illustrations: Volume I Armour written by Sir James Mann in 1962. Needless to say, I’ve been happily pouring over the catalogue for hours!   :)
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That's absolutely awesome. Nice eye  ;)
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Oh how cool! What a lucky find.
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very cool. all 3 are nice. happy reading

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very cool. all 3 are nice. happy reading

I know volume II is “Arms”, what’s in volume III?
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Wow, lucky find! Congrats!
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It has found the precious!!!
Lucky find indeed, I know I really enjoy an armor book with illustrations other than just pictures from a camera.
The first medieval book I completely read through was simply called "Armor" The cover was knights charging on horseback from a 13th century picture bible. I do not remember the author for I read this book in the beginning of 7th grade. It taught me basically my main foundation for Medieval armor(although in 5th grade I did read a picture book that wa about the crusades and it mentioned this was the start of plate armor, kneecaps and elbow caps) and it was all illustrations by the author.
He actually spanned from ancient egypt to modern day tanks.
I was never able to find the book again though.
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It has found the precious!!!
Lucky find indeed, I know I really enjoy an armor book with illustrations other than just pictures from a camera.
The first medieval book I completely read through was simply called "Armor" The cover was knights charging on horseback from a 13th century picture bible. I do not remember the author for I read this book in the beginning of 7th grade. It taught me basically my main foundation for Medieval armor(although in 5th grade I did read a picture book that wa about the crusades and it mentioned this was the start of plate armor, kneecaps and elbow caps) and it was all illustrations by the author.
He actually spanned from ancient egypt to modern day tanks.
I was never able to find the book again though.

Heh, got a little nostalgic there.
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