Picture Book of the Continental Soldier by C. Keith Wilbur. 1969

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Picture Book of the Continental Soldier by C. Keith Wilbur. 1969

Post  wfrad on Sun 02 Oct 2016, 3:01 am

Picture Book of the Continental Soldier by C. Keith Wilbur. 1969.

From the Cover:
Transfixed by the skillful pen of illustrator-author C. Keith Wilbur, the American Revolution comes alive in this panoramic view of the pleasures and privations enjoyed and endured by its soldiers. A pithy, virile text and three dimensional drawings— both in the pen-and-ink fashion of that day and matching the hardihood of the American fighting man himself— picture the Continental soldier as a living man ...the clothes he wore, the gear he carried, his personal effects, the odds he faced, what he made-do with, the food that sustained him, the weapons he took up, the medical supplies that helped him to survive.
Using 85 full-page plates of hand-lettered text and meticulously detailed drawings, it offers a lode of information.


An old book that can still be found on sites like Amazon.
There may be a lode of information within the pages, though it's one of the most frustrating and irritating books that I've come across.  
The hand lettered text as it's called, is far from easy on the eyes and doesn't do much for the book at all.
 
If you can put up the 60's idea of a cool text [see image] then there are some interesting facts to get from it and it is quite a good read.  
Don't read and drink with this book, the men in white coats will come knocking to take you away if you do.

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