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THE AMERICAN SWORD 1775-1945, Harold Peterson:  The key work on the subject, this was the first complete book on American swords, and continues today as the most comprehensive reference for the collector, the curator, and the historian.  Including fascinating background information concerning the development, adoption, and use of specific swords, this indispensable volume provides you a complete description of all of the major patterns of swords worn by the armed forces of the United States, the Revenue Cutter Service, the Public Health Service, cadets, diplomats, with separate sections on special presentation swords and American silver-hilted swords.  Further, there is a directory of American sword makers, dealers, and inspectors, by far the most complete and accurate list ever printed.   Well illustrated with over 200 photographs of individual swords; period photographs of men armed with the swords, and pages from catalogs, manuals, and other scarce, important, and interesting related documents. 

This ex-libris copy is in very good to excellent condition with the dust cover intact.  Showing only minor shelf wear and signs of gentle use.  SOLD



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