Guns and Other Arms/William Guthman. Mayflower Books. Softcover. First edition 1979. Condition: Good, slight creasing to corners of cover and first couple of pages. ISBN 0831741821
This book contains a unique compilation of articles on guns, swords and other military Americana, selected from those that appeared in the Antiques Magazine between 1922 and 1978.
From an overall assessment of the subject it examines firearms used in America from the colonial period to the end of the flintlock era, studying regional characteristics of design and manufacture. The development of edged weapons, particularly daggers and swords, is covered in detail, followed by the design and decoration of powder horns, military uniforms and accoutrements.
With historical research and data illustrated by black and white photographs, line drawings and diagrams, this represents an important source of reference on a fascinating subject.