Bone Tipped & Banded Horns: Regional Characteristics of Professionally Made Powder Horns - Vol. I by Jay Hopkins is a "must have book" for for
the personal library of any student of powder horns and/or the Kentucky rifle. 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.
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