VG+ Third edition. 136 pp. with numerous illustrations plus 6 pp. of reference index. A study of the origin and development of a purely American type of firearm, together with accurate historical data concerning early Colonial gunsmiths, and profusely illustrated with photographic reproduction of their finest work. Blue boards with gilt lettering on cover. Scarce title.
Very Good. NY: Ludlum and Beebe, 1946. 3rd edition stated. Hardcover. 4to. 136 pgs + index at rear. B/w illustrations and photos. Very good, not. Blue cloth with gilt. Light wear to corners and spine ends. Spine sunned. Contents clean. Binding sound. In a good, faded and edgeworn slipcase which is missing the pictorial. Inquire if you need further information.
Good in Fair to Good jacket. Hardcover Boards are faded and rubbed. Textblock edges are tanned and lightly foxing. Dust jacket is tanned, faded, chipped, creased, soiled, marked, and torn. Endpapers are faded, creased, and lightly soiled. Interior is tanned but unmarked and clean.
Very Good with No dust jacket as issued. 2 light scratches to gilt edges; Full brown gilt-decorated leather binding, AEG, 5 raised bands, ribbon marker, pink moire endpapers. B&W illustrations, index. Facsimile reprint of book first published in 1924. Privately printed for members of the the Firearms Classics Library; 4to 11"-13" tall; 130 pages.
Near Fine+ in Very Good jacket. This is a bneautiful oversized olive cloth hardback on the Longrifle. It is in Near Fine+ condition with a Very Good jacket. Fifth Edition 1967 of which 1850 of standard binding were printed. It is in wonderfrul condition, solid & square, with a very bright and very clean cover. The gilt lettering and design work is vewry sharp. The edges are all very good. The pages are tight, bright & unmarked, no names. The jacket is bright with just a touch of wear and a few minor small srtaqins. One short bottom edge tear. Great B%W illustrations throughout. 202 pages.
York, Pennsylvania. George Shumway, Publisher. 1967. Fifth Edition. 4to. (11 x 9). 202 pp. plus colophon. Photo frontispiece of John Shell, Riflemaker. Black and white plates, some historical photos. The book is bound in brown cloth with gilt titles on the spine and front cover. Pictorial dust jacket. A nice book. Very good in a very good dust jacket with just a touch of wear.
Very Good with no dust jacket. Illustrated/Photos. VERY GOOD condition. Full red pigskin leather, 300-denier silk moire endpapers, gilded edges and stamped decorations in 22-karat gold. Quite clean, little rubbing to tips of spine. Interior like new, crisp and clean. 4to 11"-13" tall.
Good in None jacket. Dark blue cloth with gilt titles. Spine is quite faded and shows removed label ghost. Title page and frontispiece are foxed. Text and illustrations are moderately foxed throughout particularly near edges. Three names on free front endpaper show ownership since 1949.
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