By:- Harold L. Peterson
Bonanza Books, New York (1969)
Hard back book with dust jacket in generally very good condition
128 pages with many b&w pictures, drawings and plans
Skilled scholarship, masterful storytelling, and detailed illustrations create this first comprehensive history of the 1539 to 1865 heady days when mounted guns were used in the field, seacoast, siege, and garrison warfare – the treasured cannon, the elite cannoneers, the battles lost and won, their part in shaping the past. With 57 full pages picturing the cannons themselves, their ammunition, implements, and instruments – including detailed cannon and carriage plans for model makers – in technically unique plates by Peter F. Copeland, Donald W. Holst, and Robert L. linger.