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.
Very Good in Slipcase jacket. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. Brown cloth boards, gold titles, edges clean, corners neat, light wear to spine ends, small smudge on spine, else very good. Book body clean and tight, illustrated in b&w. Housed in brown box, gold label with black titles, box rubbed at spine head, seam split on spine edge from bottom halfwary to the top, with brown paper chipped away around tear, light soil to top corner of box, else good.
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.
Very Good. Fourth edition. Quarto, 154 pp. plus 6-pp. Reference Index, profusely illus. History of the development, regional styles, makers, decoration, and use of the "Kentucky" Rifle (altho' most were made in Pennsylvania; Kentucky was then the Western frontier), lovingly told. The first book on the subject, and still a valuable reference. Includes "Kentucky" pistols, as well. A very good copy in its original publisher's slipcase (light scuffing, edgewear, minor repair, but sound). Wonderful reference, gun nostalgia. You'll LOVE this book--Order it today!
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