Cane Curiosa: From Gun to Gadget
With detailed photos of more than 1,600 canes, this books covers 75 private collections, in almost 100 museums. The text requires 35 chapters to classify all the different gadgets contained with these canes, from games to weapons and telescopes to musical instruments. A must not only for cane and antique collectors, but also for anyone interested in the unknown and unusual.
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