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The Antique Bowie Knife Book

Adams, Bill, J. Bruce Voyles and Terry Moss

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ISBN 10: 0962604402 / ISBN 13: 9780962604409
Published by Museum Publishing Company, Conyers, GA, 1990
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First Edition, Limited to 1100 numbered copies; this copy is not numbered. 4to. 552 pp. Introduction by Norm Flayderman. Index. Color plates of over 250 antique Bowies - the cream from over 50 outstanding collections. Cream boards in color printed dustjacket. A fine copy in fine dustjacket; as new. The Bowie is the most famous of American knives. Its history is steeped in legend; it starts with Jim Bowie and his famous Vidalia Sand Bar fight, his part in the fight for Texas independence, and his death at the Alamo. This book illustrates Bowies ranging from the knives of the backwoodsmen to showpieces made for the nineteenth century expositions and presented by royalty. All photographs are in color, with lush backgrounds and props from the period - props including gambling equipment, gold nuggets, abolitionist pamphlets, vigilante medals, and Indian beadwork. Some of the knives featured are from the 1830's Natchez Trace period, the Mexican War, the California gold rush, the Civil War and the cattle drives - and some are from the end-of-the-trail gambling houses. An invaluable reference work on some of the finest Bowies extant. Bookseller Inventory # 17521

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Title: The Antique Bowie Knife Book

Publisher: Museum Publishing Company, Conyers, GA

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st.

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