Very Good. Leather-bound hardback in very good plus condition. Special edition privately printed for the members of The Firearms Classics Library of the National Rifle Association. Special edition name plate is free of any previous owner's names. Gilt page edges and gilt design on leather covers. Only defect is a slight odor to book, otherwise is in fine condition.
Octavo; vg+/none; Green leather boards with gold decoration on front and back. Spine is green leather with gold text and designs with 4 raised bands; green silk moire endpapers; text block, clean; all edges, gilt; sewn-in ribbon bookmark; B/W illustrations; 431pp. Rockville.
black-&-white illustrations. Bound in full gilt-embellished leather with ribbon marker. 8vo, pp. xiv, 431. A facsimile of the 1948 first edition published by Thomas G. Samworth (Small Arms Technical Publishing Company). A title in the series "The Firearms Classics Library". Gilt decoration to front board a bit rubbed, else the binding is unmarked. The book appears to have been never read, and seldom opened-thus it is in near fine condition.
Fine. No Jacket. Copyright for this edition is 1995. 431 pages. Full leather with raised spine bands and gilt stamped lettering and decoration. All edges gilded. Silk moire end leaves and sewn book mark.
Near Fine. A special edition printed privately for members of the Firearm Classics Library. Green leather with raised bands and 22-karat gold gilt decorative border on boards and gilt lettering and ornamentation on spine. All edges gilt. 431pp. Light bumping to one corner. else fine.
Fine. No Dust Jacket as Issued. Clean and bright in deluxe gold stamped green morocco leather binding. with moire endpapers, marker ribbon and gilt edges. Few small light scuff marks to gilt on top edge of text block.
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