Swords And Sword Makers Of England And Scotland by Richard H. Bezdek. Paladin Press. (2003). ISBN-10:1581603991. Hardcover with no dust jacket. 394 pages. 8 1/2"x11". Slick illustrated cover. Appears to be signed and dated by Richard H. Bezdek on the dedication pagein ball point pen. I cannot verify the signature. Bumpimg to top tips of cover. Light wear on the bottom tips of cover. Light cover scrapes that do not break the cover ink. Firs blank page has a corner crease. Otherwise, no previous owner markings. No other tears, folds or creases to pages. Binding is tight with no looseness to pages. Not ex-library, not remaindered and not a facsimile reprint. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. GJ22a
"Here is the largest book ever published on English and Scottish swords and sword makers from the 14th century to the present. Includes much never-before-published information on the swords and the men who made, decorated and sold them, plus more than 450 spectacular photos of English and Scottish swords of every type and era." - from a google books review.
"Richard H. Bezdek has been collecting English and Scottish swords for more than 25 years. He has become a leading authority on the history of edged weapons in the United States as well as a highly sought after sword appraiser." - from another google books review.