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collectorsweekly: “Physica Sacra,” a book of s…

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“Physica Sacra,” a book of scientific evidence and theories in support of the Old Testament by Johann Jakob Scheuchzer with copper-plate engravings by several artists, 1731.

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This just arrived in the mail. I’ve wanted it for a long time, but I only recently got around to ordering it. I read through the introduction and the first chapter. Chapter one provides a historical context for the private ownership and use of arms, as well as some basics of law and order in medieval England. One of the more fascinating topics is how different classes of landowners were expected to keep specific types of arms and armour. So far so good l. The next chapter appears to be more historical context, including the private ownership of weapons and law and order in the rest of Europe in the Middle Ages.

Young Maids & Old China. by J.G. Sowerby &…

Young Maids & Old China. by J.G. Sowerby & F.W. Bourdillon published by Marcus Ward & Co. Limited, 1889.

“Presented to Mamie by her Grandpa, H.M. Keep this book clean; don’t tear it nor lend to others.”

Young Maids & Old China. by J.G. Sowerby &…

Young Maids & Old China. by J.G. Sowerby & F.W. Bourdillon published by Marcus Ward & Co. Limited, 1889.

“Presented to Mamie by her Grandpa, H.M. Keep this book clean; don’t tear it nor lend to others.”

The Crazy Story of a Real Life Treasure Hunt

The Crazy Story of a Real Life Treasure Hunt

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Cover of "All of Ted Joans and No More,&l…

Cover of "All of Ted Joans and No More,“ a beat-poetry book by NYC poet Ted Joans, 1961. 

Do you have any book suggestions for armor and…

Do you have any book suggestions for armor and weapons and combat? I've always wanted to learn about this stuff, especially for inspiration during writing, but I can't seem to find books that are either historically accurate or descriptive enough.

If you’re looking for something that has a lot of easy-to-understand pictures and descriptions of combat, I can recommend Sigmond Ringeck’s Knightly Arts of Combat by David Lindholm and Peter Svard. It’s actually meant to be an instructional aid for HEMA, but it has tons of cleanly-illustrated pictures of combat both in and out of armor depicting step-by-step historical combat techniques. It would be an excellent source for writing any story with violence grounded in a 15th century tech level. 

– mod Sallet

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Korak: Son of Tarzan,” Gold Key comics, June 1967.

“Great Expectations” writen by Charles Dickens…

Great Expectations” writen by Charles Dickens and published by J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd. & E.P. Dutton & Co., 1910.

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Book-shaped album featuring Civil War era carte-de-visite of Abraham Lincoln.