SPECIAL SIGNED & NUMBERED DELUXE EDITION OF “CIVIL WAR ARMY SWORDS” BY JOHN H. THILLMANN

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Full title is “Civil War Army Swords: A Study of United States Army Swords from 1832 through 1865” by John H. Thillmann. Published in 2008 by Andrew Mowbray Incorporated this special deluxe edition is bound in padded leather as is the matching slipcase. The volume has the title in gold on the spine. The cover of the book and the slipcase have a gold embossed hilt of a Model 1850 Staff & Field Officer’s sword in an oval over a facsimile of Mr. Thillmann’s autograph. Volume is numbered by a nicely set in bookplate showing this is copy 32 of 100. This plate also bears a strong ink autograph of the author.  Like the standard edition this book runs 608 pages including appendices, bibliography, and index. Cover measures approximately 11 ¼ by 8.75 inches. Black and white photographs, with a colored photo section towards the beginning of the book. Condition is new.

Covers all swords carried by officers or enlisted men in the United States army from the 1830s until the end of the Civil War. Hundreds of handy tables list measurements and features you need to know. Identify fakes and rebuilds before you make that costly mistake! Over 2,000 detailed photographs show you the correct markings, blade etchings, grip wrappings and other small details usually left out of other sword books! Every single known manufacturer and every sword type is covered. When combined with the author's first book, Civil War Cavalry & Artillery Sabers, this amazing reference guide completes the story of United States swords from the period of about 1830 through the end of the United States Civil War. Includes all sword types, whether for enlisted men or officers. Also includes the best coverage of American presentation swords ever to appear in print.     [ad]

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