Based on extensive research on the few pistols to have survived the Disarming Acts of the 18th century, this book traces in detail the evolution of the Scottish pistol in its various stylistic forms from the highly ornate to the functional. All aspects of the Scottish pistols manufacturing history are covered, including contemporary shipping lists and Scotlands natural resources, as well as the history of the Hammerman Craft. Fakes and reproductions are discussed together with valuable advice to the unwary or inexperienced collector on their detection. An extensive section comprises an anthology of texts from the 17th to the 19th centuries relating historical instances of the pistol in use. This book is an indispensable resource, not only for historians and collectors but all those interested in the decorative arts and the history of design.
Format: Hard Back 240 pages. Size 26 x 21cm
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