A uniquely new collecting book, filling a void in military helmet identification & referencing.
By OCAD. May. 2013
Published in April 2013, the eagerly anticipated military helmet collector's reference book, Les Casques Militaires des Etats de l'Amerique Latin, has already been receiving glittering reviews from collectors across the globe. Yves Plasseraud is not only a noted author and authority in this field, with his three volumes of “Casques”, but is a pillar of the collecting community, but what makes this particular offering so special?
Well the simple fact is that there's nothing else like it. It is the first book to cover the genre of South American helmets and so is a uniquely new collecting book, which is indeed refreshing and a welcomed tonic to the frustrations of helmet identification and referencing.
However, do not be fooled into thinking this book merely fills a gap in the humble collector's bookshelf. Taking over two years to write and ten times longer to research and collate, not to mention coordinating the various collectors and South American collections, the book is systematic and thorough, with over 1000 photographs.
Plasseraud, a regular visitor to the region, explains his motivation as being a mix of curiosity and frustration at the lack of documentation available on this subject.
Spanning from the 19th Century up to the 21st Century, as the cover suggests, the book documents a variety of helmet types used by the various South American nations, highlighting their influences and inspiration. It is perhaps fitting then that the book has been written in French with Spanish and English summaries, broadening its readership appeal and practicality as a hands-on reference book.
Available from the publisher's website and specialist bookshops, as well as Amazon US, Amazon UK and Amazon France, the book is a good size and more than fairly priced.
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