Wilson offers the first book on the extraordinary spectacle of America's finest firearms from the mid-1700s until today. Here in full color are exquisite engravings, gold, silver and platinum inlays, intricately carved mother-of-pearl and ivory--craftsmanship which rivals any other field of decorative arts.Wilson offers the first book on the extraordinary spectacle of America's finest firearms from the mid-1700s until today. Here in full color are exquisite engravings, gold, silver and platinum inlays, intricately carved mother-of-pearl and ivory--craftsmanship which rivals any other field of decorative arts.Read Less
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As New in As New jacket. Photography by Peter Beard, et. al. 384 pp. with hundreds of beautiful color and black and white photographs offering a panorama of America's extraordinary engravers and embellishers of arms from the 1700's to the present. Hundreds of makers are represented as well as over 300 hand engravers. Oversized oblong hardcover.
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