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The Return of the Cane: A Natural History of the Walking Stick Gerard J. van den Broek

The Return of the Cane: A Natural History of the Walking Stick

Gerard J. van den Broek

Published November 1st 2007
ISBN : 9789057270505
Hardcover
120 pages
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 About the Book 

Much more thana study of walking sticks as antiques and collectibles, this fascinating book also explores themyths and symbols associated with sticks and canes. Noting thatapesuse sticks as tools, tohumans the stick is also a form of power. Batons,MoreMuch more than a study of walking sticks as antiques and collectibles, this fascinating book also explores the myths and symbols associated with sticks and canes. Noting that apes use sticks as tools, to humans the stick is also a form of power. Batons, clubs, dueling sticks, scepters, staffs, and magic wands are cited and discussed showing the ancient association of sticks with authority, piety, strength, wisdom, and the supernatural- a chapter is devoted to famous canes in history and literature- and photographs and illustrations throughout present canes of various woods, decoration, and rarity.