Very Good. No Dust Jacket. 7" x 9 1/2" 406 Pages Indexed. Black boards with green and black spine lettering and embossed green and black decorations on front. Light cover edge wear with cover corners very lightly bumped. Additonal scans available. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs. Ex Libris, Short Review of this book, and short news( 6 inches long) article of recognition from American Rifleman 9/82 are all pasted on the front endpapers. Laid in is a two-page, with photographs, newspaper clipping from the Sept 26 1975 Gun Week. Also laid in are five signed letters from Elmer Keith and his family to the previous owner of this book and a color brochure for the Elmer Keith Commemorative Model 29.44 Faultless interior. Contents in 18 Chapters: Selecting the Rifle, Killing Power, Metallic Sights, The Hunting Scope, Sighting-In at Effective Ranges, Anatomical Killing Points, Rifles for Dangerous Game, Brush and Timber Rifles, The Double Rifle, Game Shooting Positions, The Trigger Pull, The Stalking Rifle, Bullet Design and Characteristics, Actions and Barrels, Stock Design and Bedding, Handloading Game Cartridges, Saddle Scabbard Positions, and Rifle-Care and Safety. Additional scans. Large heavy book that may incur additional charges for Priority Shipping to some locations. An estate book whose owner was a gun enthusiast and a lover of books. A book from the Jack McK. Pardee Collection. Mr. Pardee was a collector of Americana who focused on frontier and natural history, hunting, wildlife, and firearms and is noted not only for his book selections but for his careful handling and storage. Most of his collection had faultless interior pages. E-mail for more information regarding the Pardee collection.
Very good in Very good jacket. Edited by Ellis Christian Lenz. Frontispiece, with numerous textual photographs and illustrations. Huntington, West Virginia: Standard Publications, Inc., 1946. First edition. The author's second book about hunting rifles, preceded by Big Game Rifles and Cartridges (1936). Keith (1899-1984) discusses rifles and calibers for various hunting scenarios, including hunting in timber, long range stalking, and hunting dangerous game, as well as how to care for the rifle once the hunt is complete. Inscribed and dated by Keith on a prefatory blank leaf. Octavo. Original black cloth binding, with silver and green stamping. A bit of foxing to the top edge, with some general minor edgewear to the dust jacket; otherwise very good. Riling 2551.
Very Good in Good+ dust jacket. Hardcover. 4to. Standard Publications. 1946. 406 pgs. + index. Illustrated. First Edition/First Printing (no later states) DJ in VG shape withshelfwear present to the DJ with some light chipping present to the extremities and some creasing and folds present to the DJ. Crease present on the rear panel. No ownership marks present. Text is clean and free of marks, binding tight and solid, boards clean with no wear present. Keith's rarest title, even rarer still in a DJ. Photos sent upon request. EB; 8vo 8"-9" tall; 406 pages.
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