Good in Good jacket. 4to-over 9¾-12" tall Date is an estimate. Reprint of the 1961 edition. Good but with a 1.5" split in cloth at top of front hinge and slight staining at lower end of spine and other light wear. In a good dust jacket with several short tears and some creasing along top edge and minor age-discoloration. The interior of the book is tight and clean. No markings or bookplate.
VERY GOOD MINUS in Very Good Minus DJ. REPRINT. Previous owner's name to front paste-down endpaper. Faint mustiness. Light shelfwear to edges and along gutters of cloth-covered spine. A.25" closed tear to rear upper board. Dustjacket Very Good Minus. Mild soiling, moderate creasing to jacket edges. Two tears, (one closed and one open), under 1 inch, to edge of jacket. Profusely illustrated. 335 pp with supplement and index. Clean, bright, tight. "By the innovative authority...the history, selection, repair, care, loading, and use of this historic frontiersman's friend--the one-hand firearm, " (jacket front).
Fair. Dust Jacket Included. Book itself is in nice condition. EXTREMELY Heavy wear and tear to dust jacket. Moderate wear to boards. Text is clean, unmarked. (Shelf location: BC5) All items carefully packed to avoid damage from moisture and rough handling. Tracking included.
Very Good in Poor dust jacket. , 335 pages, well illustrated, boards, dust jacket quite frayed, 8 by 11 inches. From the DJ: The author documents in this invaluable reference work his lifetime experiences and findings on this historic weapon. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Elmer Keith (March 8, 1899-February 12, 1984) was an Idaho rancher, firearms enthusiast, and author. Keith was instrumental in the development of the first magnum revolver cartridge, the.357 Magnum, as well as the later.44 Magnum and.41 Magnum cartridges. ~ Keith was a prolific writer, writing both books and magazine columns. During the 1950s and 1960s, he was especially well-known for his regular monthly columns he wrote for Guns and Ammo magazine, typically exploring the performance of the latest new gun offerings, especially those firing large, heavy bullets, pushed to high velocities."; 335 pages.
GOOD PLUS. Previous owner's name to front paste-down endpapers and notations to rear paste-down endpaper. Lightly cocked. Mild shelfwear to surfaces. Cloth edges are lightly worn, spine caps creased and folded under. Bottom of boards is lightly soiled from sitting on the shelf. Color illustration by Charles Marion Russell, Smoke of a "Forty-Five", on frontispiece. Profusely illustrated. Grass-green lettering to pine-green spine of grass-green, cloth-covered boards. 308 pp. Clean, still tight, bright. An all-around pistol book for target shooters, hunters, sportsmen, for everyone who loves a good hand gun.
Elmer Keith is the master when it comes to writing about sixguns. He led a colorful life as a cowboy, professional hunter / guide and most importantly as a gun writer for many years. He and his contemporary Jack O'Connor lived through the colorful years of the west during the 30,40 and 50's and knew how to portray their expieriences in their writings. This book is a classic which the afficinado of sixguns must have in his library. Unfortunately not many contemporary gunwriters (with the possible exception of John Taffin) have the knowlede and expierience of sixguns as Elmer Keith.
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