This is an important, benchmark study of plug bayonets, recommended not only to the early bayonet collector, for whom it is essential, but also to the collector of European 17th-18th century swords, as it contains a wealth of information on various European manufacturers, makers marks, silver proofs, etc. Over 500 bayonets illustrated in quality b/w photos, with full annotations and several pictorial pages of makers marks. A wonderful book, unjustly unknown to the sword collectors! Large format, about 300 p., in 'as new' condition. Signed by the author.