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    Carl Otto von Kienbusch [introduction] and Stephen V. Grancsay [cataloger]. The Bashford Dean Collection of Arms and Armor in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Portland [Maine]: The Southworth Press for the Arms and Armor Club of New York, 1933. First edition limited to 250 hand-numbered copies. Octavo. 270 pages. 62 plates. Original publisher's cloth spine and paper over boards with armorial vignette stamped in gilt on the front board and titles stamped in gilt on the spine. Top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. Ownership inscription on the front free endpaper, contents trivially toned, else a near fine copy. Bashford Dean served as honorary curator of arms and armor at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Upon his death, the museum purchased his fantastic collection which is documented in this fine book.

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