Very Good. McIntosh, Michael. The Big-Bore Rifle. The Book of Fine Magazine & Double Rifles.375-.700 Calibers. Traverse City, MI: Countrysport Press, 1990. 224pp. Indexed. Illustrated. 4to. Book condition: Very good with a bump to top corner of cover and small ink stain to top corner of cover, endsheets and first two leaves. Dust Jacket Condition: Good with rubbed, bumped, and creased edges, a couple of short closed tears and an ink stain to top of front flap.
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Fine. Dust Jacket Included. THE BIG-BORE RIFLE. Countrysport Press, Traverse City, MI 1990, firdt edition, 4to, 223 pages, profusely illustrated with photographs in color and B&W, also there are many line drawings. The Book of Fine Magazine and Double Rifles.375-.700 Calibers. The auther, one of the world's most respected gun writers, traces the big bore's evolution from its origins to the present, from the enormous 4-and 6-bore elephant guns of nineteenth century Africa to the big rifles currently built in Europe and America. McIntosh gives special attention to the English double rifle, the finest sporting rifles ever built. Here you will meet the great rifle makers of the past and present--Purdey, Holland, Rigby, Westley Richards, Rodda, Dumoulin, Griffin & Howe, Winchester, others. You will meet the great adventurers who used the guns: Baker, Selous, Bell, Hunter, Taylor and more. Dust jacket and book are Very Fine. $85.00.
Near Fine in Very Good jacket. Book. 4to-over 9¾-12" tall. Original black textured hard covers, in original illustrated unclipped dust jacket. Clean, tight and unmarked. Dust jacket shows some light rubbing to edges, corners. Very neat--a sound and handsome copy. Illustrated throughout.
So I have had the privilege and pleasure of reading (and now owning) another book authored by the absolutely gifted and brilliant writer Michael McIntosh. What more can I say? Michael's inclusion of interesting historical, personal and technical information is a delightful bonus. In other words, this is typical prose from McIntosh -- the best there is and clearly a cut above the many other fine authors.
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