Special edition privately printed for the member of the Firearms Classic Library. Facsimile of the 1938 first edition. 8vo 9 1/4" tall. Maroon genuine pigskin leather stamped in 22-karat gold with 4 raised bands on spine. Pages edges bright gilt. Silk ribbon marker. 12 chapters. 256 pages. 300-denier silk moire' endpages. Some light indentations on back board otherwise in like new conditin. near fine.
Octavo; VG/G+; blue spine with white and black text; dustjacket shows moderate signs of edgewear with scuffing, smudging, and fraying (particularly along spine), top left corner of cover has a 1.5 inch tear, top right corner of back cover has a 1.5 inch tear, other corners are slightly torn and frayed; boards strong, have some spotting and fraying on covers, otherwise clean; textblock clean; 256pp. Rockville.
Near Fine. No DJ. 9 x 6 x 1 inches. Beautifully bound edition from the Firearms Classics Library. Text tight and clean; no markings from previous owners; full leather over moire silk endpapers. Raised bands on the spine, with gold decorations and titles on spine and cover. All edges gilt. Silk bookmarker. PICTURES PROVIDED UPON REQUEST.
Fair. Dust jacket is taped down. This book is from our pre ISBN stock and is therefore over 50 years old. It has a general appearance commensurate with its age including age effects to page edges, binding and boards. This is an ex library book with the usual markings. This book is from our pre ISBN stock and is therefore over 50 years old. It will have a general appearance commensurate with its age including age effects to page edges, binding and boards. Dust jacket is absent unless otherwise.
Good in Good dust jacket. Historical Outline of the development and design of English hand firearms from the 17th century to the present day. This is a hard cover book with green cloth covered boards. Silver titling on spine. Includes b/w photographs and illustrations. This volume is an ex-library book with expected markings and wear. FFEP may be missing, library card pocket may be attached, spine may have library markings. Professional book dealer since 1975. All orders are processed promptly and packaged with the utmost care. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Very Good, Good. 8VO, B/W Illus, Hardcover. Hardcover in dust jacket. Grey cloth boards with title in red and gold on front board and spine. Light edge wear and rubbing. Endpapers lightly tanned. Deckle edges. Text pages are clean. Tired red and beige dust jacket is chipped at all corners and edges. Rubbing and light soil. Spine sun fade. Looks better when placed in new protective mylar. Always carefully wrapped and shipped in cardboard boxes to protect your purchase.
Very Good with no dust jacket. , 255 pages, 28 tipped in plates, cloth, very good. From the dust jacket: "Collectors and all those interested in the history of arms and armour will welcome the reappearance of this long out of print and outstanding book. It contains concise information of the historical development of the hand firearm from the time of Charles I to the revolvers and self-loaders of the present day. Descriptions are given of the chronological sequences of design and of types, which enables one to date and often ascribe the provenance of English firearms. The book is replete with interesting and authentic notes relating to Joseph Manton, Durs Egg, Nock, Mortimer and other leading gunmakers. Attention, too, is given to Samuel Colt, Elisha Collier and other Americans who stamped their ideas and influence upon the manufacturing practices and inventions of their times. Lavishly illustrated with 26 full-page plates, of which no less than 201 different pistols and revolvers are shown. It also includes small sketches of period decorations, butt masks, hammers and proof-marks. " "; 256 pages.
Near Fine. Overall a very clean copy, inside and out. Solid binding. Page edge gold glit in perfect condition and binding as if unread. Detailed overview of the craftsmanship English pistols and revolvers, fasinating read. Special printing for the Firearms Classics Library.
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