Very Good. No Jacket. Book. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Tan textured paper covered boards, lettered in blue. [vii], 236, [viii], 198, [vi], 239 pp., illus. w/ b&w photographs, diagrams, schematics. Light soiling to covers and text block edges, a bit of rubbing to spine extremities. Firm binding, clean interior.
Very Good in Good Plus jacket. 8vo. Introduction by John T Amber. vii, 236pp; viii, 198pp; and vi, 239pp, illustrated throughout with photos and diagrams. Page edges a little soiled, eps and edges foxed. Or boards in rubbed and edge-worn jacket which has a few tears and a hole at each of the flap folds. The bulk of the material in the three books has to do with the Mannlicher, Mauser and Walther firms from their beginnings until they were forced to close down at the end of World War II. There is a wealth of identifyng data and detail to be found in these thre works, each of which is well illustrated.
Good + in Good jacket. 9.25" 239 pages. "Brought back by the demands of gun buffs everywhere--W.H.B. Smith's three classics about German weapons, now in one convenient volume. Each of these three books includes a thoroughly researched and documented history of the areas where the respective arms were made, with particular emphasis on the backgrounds of the Mauser brothers and Ritter von Mannlicher. The commentary by Walter Smith on Karl Walther, founder of the famed Zella-Mehlis factory, is necessarily of somewhat smaller scope; Walther made a much later start, in 1886, though the Zella-Mehlis country had been an arms-making center from the late sixteenth century." Text is clean and tight except for some dust foxing on the edges of the text. Yellow hardcover with blue lettering.
Very Good in Poor dust jacket. 0811709957. 239 pages, illustrated, cloth, dust jacket frayed otherwise very good. Introduction by John T. Amber. From the DJ: "Mauser, Walther & Mannlicher Firearms freshly preserves for all gun enthusiasts the legacy of a man who has never been surpassed in his devotion to the field of firearms."; 239 pages.
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