Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Booknotes: Suppliers to the Confederacy Volume II

New Arrival:
Suppliers to the Confederacy Volume II: More British Imported Arms and Accoutrements by Craig L. Barry & David C. Burt (Schiffer Pub, 2016).

Suppliers to the Confederacy promises to be:
"the definitive reference on British arms and accoutrements in Confederate service, containing full and detailed histories of newly discovered imported arms and equipment, plus lost historical details of the companies and individuals that manufactured them, including: Robert Mole & Co, Eley Bros, Francis Preston, and Arthur Warner. There are brand new sections and photographs of knapsacks, waist belts - plus all the different types of snake buckles - cap pouches, 50 round pouches, ball bags, frogs, oil bottles, sabre bayonets for the P53 Enfield, bayonet scabbards, down to snap caps and tompions. It has brand new unpublished histories on gun makers like C.W. James, Hackett, Pryse and Redman, R & W Aston, R.T. Pritchett, King & Phillips, and London Armoury Co."
Volume II is packed with high resolution color photographs of the many items listed above. The well documented text is also very detail oriented. I would imagine that many different readerships (serious collectors, museum specialists, archaeologists, and more) would be very interested in the pair of volumes.

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