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.
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.
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