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The History of Toy Soldiers - by Luigi Toiati (Hardcover)

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Genre: Antiques + Collectibles

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Pen & Sword Military

Author: Luigi Toiati

Language: English

Street Date: September 4, 2019
TCIN: 77894891
UPC: 9781473897298
Item Number (DPCI): 247-63-9128

Description

Humans have made and collected toy soldiers from time immemorial. They amuse and comfort us, awaken our curiosity, turn aggressiveness into creativity. In The History of Toy Soldiers, Luigi Toiati, himself an avid collector and manufacturer of toy soldiers, conveys and shares the pleasure of collecting and playing with them.

Far from a dry encyclopedia, it leads the reader through the fascinating evolution of the toy soldier from ancient times to the early twenty-first century. The author, as a sociologist with an interest in semiotics (the study of signs), offers truly original insights into why different types of toy soldiers were born in a given period and country, or why in a given size and material.

The author's writing is packed with factual detail about the different types of toy (and model) soldiers and their manufacturers, but also with anecdotes, nostalgia, wit and his enduring passion for the subject. Six hundred beautiful color photographs, many depicting the author's own collection, complete this delightful book.
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