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Osprey Men-at-arms: A Celebration (General Military) [Hardcover]

Martin Windrow
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10 Nov 2008 General Military
Osprey Men-at-Arms: A Celebration; is a very special volume detailing some of the wonderful artwork that has graced Osprey's renowned Men-at-Arms series over the last forty years. Beautifully presented in luxurious cloth, embossed and foil blocked, with head and tails bands and a ribbon bookmark, the collection companies the most treasured illustrations from the vast archives of this respected series and will be a classic, collectable item for all military history enthusiasts.

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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing; Slp edition (10 Nov 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184603437X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846034374
  • Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 23.5 x 31.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,104,532 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hell for leather 29 Jun 2014
I am one of the fortunate souls that managed to get the lovely leather bound limited edition (40 copies). It is the same as the ordinary - or extraordinary - hardback but for the binding, and for the limited number produced. All collectors should aspire to this if they can get hold of it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars hgjsdkf 3 Jan 2009
an exellent book if you want an accurate and detailed insight of the apearance of soldiers through the ages. unfortunatly thier are not many pictures of ancient soldiers
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4.0 out of 5 stars great for the collector or completionist, not so much for everyone else 20 Dec 2008
By Erik T. Sunde - Published on
I bought this book because I am a huge Osprey fan. After receiving it, I realized it was less a book on military equipment/uniforms, and more book celebrating the artwork. IT IS CHOCK FULL OF ILLUSTRATIONS, moreso than I though it would be. A GREAT coffetable book. Highly reccommend it for collectors, and anybody interested in military artwork.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An illustrated journey through mankind's warrior class 23 Mar 2009
By E. Rojas - Published on
For those of us who have collected Osprey's Men-at-Arms series books on military units and uniforms since 1969, this coffee-table size book is certainly a "Celebration".
Hard-bound and cased in a blue cloth cover, this almost 400-page book showcases the illustrations that have appeared in the 450 titles of the series. From "The Ancient World" to the "Modern Era", the book is subdivided into several chapters that cover warfare and the clothing worn by the warriors of each era.
The illustrations are beautifully printed in color and are full-page. As with the original series, there are brief notes for each illustration describing the various articles of clothing, weapons or insignia depicted in the artwork.
The book starts with an introduction by Martin Windrow, who has been with the series, on and off, since 1972. He gives an historical perspective on the development of the series which began as an afterthought to an aviation publication and is now, forty years on, a highly successful series with several spinoffs.
It appears that almost every illustrator who drew for the series is represented including the icons of the genre like Angus McBride, Gerry and Ron Embleton, Mike Chappell, Richard Hook and Ron Volstad. A short biographical sketch of the artists is included at the end along with the complete list of 450 titles in the series so far.
If you enjoy military history and especially the clothing worn by the warriors through the ages, this $100 book is money well spent and will reward with hours of enjoyment.
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1.0 out of 5 stars spotted book 17 July 2009
By Luca Bonvicini - Published on
I recived your book few days ago, but I was quite disappointed about its conditions. In fact it presents a big spot on half of the cover (front and back)and the inner pages are twisted. Besides the golden image and words of the title are demaged. I examinated the book and the pack and I think that the book was in contact with water or hmidity during the storage and not the shipping. A mistake can always happen, but it's sad having an highly illustrated book in such conditions.
With regards Luca
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