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defensive armour and the weapons and engines of war of mediæval times and of the "Renaissance." by R. Coltman Clephan

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Published by W. Scott, limited in London .
Written in English


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StatementBy Robert Coltman Clephan ... With 51 illustrations from specimens in his own and in other English collections, and also from others in some of the great collections of Europe.
LC ClassificationsU800 .C6
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, [15]-237 p.
Number of Pages237
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6914491M
LC Control Number02007555

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