AMERICAN MILITARY BELTS AND RELATED EQUIPMENTS, R.
Stephen Dorsey: Dorsey’s first book in a series
of well written, heavily researched volumes covering
many areas of US military collectables, this work -
while expanded dramatically in his more recently
published U.S. MARTIAL BELTS AND BANDOLIERS 1903-1981
AMERICAN MILITARY AND NAVAL
- still stands as a useful reference for the beginning
collector or a handy book to have on hand at a show for
As Dorsey states in the
foreword: "This particular effort,
a discussion of narrow but important areas of martial
belts of 1830's through the turn of the century, is
intended only as a brief cataloguing of the waist and
cartridge belts and the close-related,
commonly-encountered accoutrements often seen in
displays and for sale at arms shows."
This 130 page paperback covers waist, sabre and
cartridge belts, edged weapons, and accoutrements from
the 1830’s through the early 1900s, and each offering is
well described with historical notes, features, special
fittings, markings, and measurements, and accompanied
with detailed photographs.
This ex-libris soft bound
copy is in very good condition, showing very little
signs of use or wear, and no damage.