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Ben Sweet




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PostPosted: Fri 29 Jun, 2007 11:03 pm    Post subject: Scottish Sword prints I & II         Reply with quote

In a restaurant at the Excalibur casino in Las Vegas there were these framed prints on the wall

After a bit of searching the 2 prints by William Gibb came in the other day, need to straighten them out from the tube ride before framing...

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Todd Salazar





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PostPosted: Tue 10 Jul, 2007 9:55 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Ben,

These two prints came from a book titled Ancient Scottish Weapons by James Drummond, R.S.A. printed in 1881 by George Waterston & Sons in Edinburgh. The original images of were both drawn by the hand of James Drummond, R.S.A. of antique Scottish weapons and other items that are now all part of the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, Scotland. Unfortunately, they also only printed only 500 copies of the original book and plates. As a result, because the plates in the original book were so popular, it was decided to then produce some limited edition larger colored glicee prints in the late 19th century. Even though both of these prints are modern copies of antique glicee prints they deserve the proper respect of being behind museum quality framed glass. I would advise you to take care of them. Also, if you are looking for a reasonably priced copy of the original book, you can purchase a CD-ROM version of the original book online at http://www.scotpress.com/catalog/product_info...cts_id=141. This CD-ROM book is nice to have so that you can print copies of the plate descriptions of each sword in the prints (corresponding to the numbers next to each sword). As you can imagine, the prints in this book were and still are very instrumental to a lot of historical interest in antique Scottish weapons. Anyway, they are beautiful and I hope you enjoy them! Good luck! Cool

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Todd
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Bram Verbeek





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PostPosted: Wed 11 Jul, 2007 3:46 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

you probably already know that some of those weapons are not scottish designs, some sciavona's as well.
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Henrik Bjoern Boegh




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PostPosted: Wed 11 Jul, 2007 10:06 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ben,

If you want a copy of the book Ken Trotman ( http://www.kentrotman.com ) might still have someone left. I bought a paperback, and it's neat!

Cheers,
Henrik

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