THE RAPIER AND THE SMALL SWORD 1460-1820

NORMAN (A.V.B.)

KT155

£35.00

Facsimile of 1980 edn. but with a reproduction of the author’s own index with corrections, 464pp., 4to, 30 b/w plates, numerous figs.in text. 2019 reissue. We are delighted to be able to offer a reprint of the most important study of rapier & small sword classification ever published. The author, A.V.B.”Nick” Norman will need no introduction as one of the great scholars of arms and armour. This precious study covers the development of the rapier into the small sword during the period when swords were part of fashionable dress. Original copies are always very difficult to find (the original printing was not a large edition) and much in demand. We are delighted to now have this book available once again in a laminated hardback edition. M070