Richly illustrated, this new book presents Japanese armor from the collection of William A. Galeno, MD, one of the largest private collections of Japanese armor in the West.It includes more than 100 pieces of armor, helmets, masks and accoutrements - almost all of which are made available to the public for the first time - spanning from the 14th century of the Muromachi period to the 19th century of the Edo period.
With catalogue entries and essays on the history of Japanese armor by Ian Bottomley, Curator of Oriental Arms and Armor at Her Majesty's Royal Armory, Leeds, England, this catalogue is a valuable reference for scholars, collectors and readers interested in the subject.
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