Collecting the Edged Weapons of Imperial Germany by Thomas Johnson, and Thomas Wittmann-Autographed and Numbered Example. This hardcover book provides an in-depth study of the many ornate military edged weapons of WWI, as well as civilian and government daggers and swords of the Imperial era. Also contains a complete chapter on the Imperial Hirschfanger and an intense study of WWI close combat and trench knives. Volume I is intended to be the introductory reference of a series similar to the highly successful Collecting the Edged Weapons of the Third Reich 8-volume set by LTC Thomas M. Johnson. Includes its dustcover which is in very good condition with slight discoloration on the binding, that being said, the book itself is in almost new condition. Signed by both authors and numbered 128.