For any student of powder horns and/or the Kentucky rifle, Bone Tipped & Banded Horns: Regional Characteristics of Professionally Made Powder Horns - Vol. I by Jay Hopkins is a "must have book" for your personal library. This first volume of a planned two volume set is the culmination of a 50-year study concentrating on regional characteristics of professionally made powder horns. It has been significantly augmented by collaboration and cooperation with other collectors, students and museums.
The focus is on powder horns of the south including Virginia, North Carolina, West Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, but also includes examples from South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and New England. Each horn is illustrated and measured in multiple parameters with the various materials and woods identified.
Pertinent history & biographical information is included, as well as an analysis of the horn and its likely origin. This study provides an excellent framework for future study and clarification. 400 pages with over 700 full color images illustrating over 150 different powder horns. Hardbound.