EUROPEAN ARMOR AND RELATED MILITARY HISTORY VOLUMES / AUCTION CATALOGUES, LOT OF 34, including Claude Blair, "European Armour", 1958, B.T. Batsford, first edition; Kelly DeVries/Robert Smith, "Medieval Weapons: An Illustrated History of Their Impact", 2007, ABC-CLIO, first edition; Matthias Pfaffenbichler, "Medieval Craftsmen: Armourers", 1992, British Museum Press; James Mann, "Wallace Collection Catalogues: European Arms and Armour", Volume I and II, 1962, William Clowes and Sons; "The Harold L. Peterson Collection of Arms and Armour", Christie's, July 5, 1978; and "The Hever Castle Collection, Volume One, Arms and Armour", Sotheby's, May 5th, 1983. Hardcover, some with dust jackets, and soft cover. Together with Bernard Levine, "Levine's Guide to Knives and Their Values", 1985, DBI Books, first edition, signed by the author, and ibid, 1997, DBI Books, 4th edition. Thirty-six (36) pieces total.
Very good to excellent condition overall, some expected wear to covers or dust jackets, Claude Blair example and a few undescribed examples with moderate wear and some minor tears to dust jackets, interiors generally very clean.
Provenance: From the research library of Ivor Noel Hume, O.B.E., F.S.A., Williamsburg, VA.
Catalogue Note: Ivor Noel Hume (1927-2017), O.B.E. (Order of the British Empire), F.S.A. (Fellow, Society of Antiquaries), was a distinguished scholar, author, and former director of the Department of Archaeological Research at Colonial Williamsburg.