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Dutch Firearms

Hoff, Arne & Walter Stryker (editor) & Prince Of The Netherlands (Foreword)

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ISBN 10: 0856670413 / ISBN 13: 9780856670411
Edité par Sotheby Parke Bernet, 1978
Ancien(s) ou d'occasion Etat : Very Good Hardcover
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268 pages, well illustrated, black decorated cloth, dust jacket has one inch tear otherwise fine. From the DJ: This book is the first to give the full picture of a facet of the cultural and economic development in the Netherlands which has been much neglected." This book fully describes the many types of Dutch firearms and gives details of their various characteristics from the 14th century up to the 19th century and the end of the flintlock era. Gunmakers and their craft, and the relationship of the trade with that of other countries, are examined and the contribution of each city of the Netherlands is discussed. Though not strictly speaking firearms, Dutch 17th and 18th century airguns are included since they play an important part in the early development of pneumatic arms." ; 9.13 X 6.57 X 1.11 inches; 268 pages. N° de réf. du libraire 39274

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Titre : Dutch Firearms

Éditeur : Sotheby Parke Bernet

Date d'édition : 1978

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre :Very Good

Etat de la jaquette : Very Good-

Edition : First Edition.

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The arms produced by the gunmakers of the Netherlands were as artistic and innovative as those of any country in Europe. This book is the first to give the full picture of a facet of the cultural and economic development in the Netherlands.

The Union of Utrecht in 1579 gave rise to eighty years of struggle for independence. At that time, Dutch arms production scarcely existed but in a very short time the gunmakers's craft developed and a thriving trade arose, supplying thousands of military muskets and pistols, for the home market and export. Soon the Dutch became the biggest arms manufacturers in the world.

Luxury versions of these firearms became a fashion among members of the civic guard, and before 1650 many gunmakers were selling hunting and travelling firearms of such high quality that there was a demand from customers overseas. Today the ivory-stocked pistols from Maastricht are rarities coveted by all collectors and these fine Dutch guns are to be found in museums and private collections all over the world.

This book fully describes the many types of Dutch firearms and gives details of the various characteristics from the 14th to the 19th century and the end of the flintlock era. Gunmakers and their craft, and the relationship of the trade with that of other countries, are examined and the contribution of each city of the Netherlands is discussed. Though not strictly speaking firearms, Dutch 17th- and 18th-century airguns are included since they play an important part in the early development of pneumatic arms.

This is an important and essential work of reference for all museums and collectors. It will also provide an absorbing study for all those who are interested in the lore of firearms.

The book is well illustrated with excellent quality photos and some drawings, and reproductions of some period illustrations.

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