9780486254340

The Book of the Sword, with 293 Illustrations

Softcover, 336 pages, nearly 300 excellent line drawings.
The Book of the Sword, with 293 Illustrations
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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.

Reprint of the Chatto and Windus, London, 1884 edition.

Richard Francis Burton was an explorer, translator, writer, soldier, spy, fencer, and diplomat. He is most famous for his translations of One Thousand and One Nights and the Kama Sutra and for having been the first European to visit the Great Lakes of Africa. He traveled to Mecca in disguise and spoke nearly thirty languages. He died in 1890.

Publisher:
Dover
Year Published:
originally published 1884
Format:
Softcover, 336 pages, illustrated
Dimensions:
6 1/8 x 9 1/4
Author:
Sir Richard F. Burton
ISBN:
9780486254340