Fine. No Jacket. Copyright is 1995. 533 pages. Full leather with raised spine bands and gilt stamped lettering/decoration. All edges of the text block are gilded. Silk moire end leaves and sewn in book mark.
Very good in very good dust jacket. vi, 533 p. : ill.; 22 cm. Includes Illustrations. Originally published: Plantersville, S.C. : Small-Arms Technical Pub. Co., 1935. Includes index. Not sure if leather, but ribboned and gold edges. A beautiful book
Very Good. Fairfax, VA: Published for the National Rifle Association by Odysseus Editions, 1995. The Firearms Classics Library edition. Leather bound. 533 pp. Near fine with a small scuff on the spine. Bound in full, gilt stamped maroon leather; all edges gilt with moire endpapers.
New. vi, 533 p. : ill.; 22 cm. Includes Illustrations. Originally published: Plantersville, S.C. : Small-Arms Technical Pub. Co., 1935. Includes index Privately printed for the members of The Firearms Classics Library.
New. Book. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Privately printed for members of The Firearms Classic Library from the original edition. The binding is genuine pigskin and endleaves are 300-denier silk moire'. Edges are gilded and spines are brass-die stamped in 22 karat gold. A silk marker is sewn into the leaves/ This is a bran new copy still in manufacturer's shrink wrap.
Julian Hatcher has truly "been there" and writes extremely well. He knew almost every gun person from 1900 to about 1950, and worked with many of them. This book was written before the current fad in "plastic" handguns and the "spray and pray" method of their use. It is a true classic and should be in the library of any person really interested in firearms.
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