Very Good. Signed 1955. LIMITED FIRST EDITION of 1500, tall paperback, about 7-inches wide x 10½-inches high. INSCRIBED by co-publisher on the dedication page: "With Kindest Regards of Edward N. Simmons." Illustrations of guns on top cover; eleven black and white illustrations including frontispiece in the text; 105 pages. Contents divided into two parts: Part 1, The Griswold & Gunnison Revolvers, and Part II: The Spiller & Burr Revolvers. An excellent, highly informative reference for gun collectors and U.S. Civil War buffs-identification guides, gun manufacturers and suppliers of parts during the period, serial/barrel markings, measurements, cost of revolvers at the time, factual insights about locations, excerpts of letters during the period, and more. Condition: Binding lightly age toned with scattered light rubbed spots, minor soiling, shelf wear (including minor chips/short tears at top/foot of spine panel), and light bump to top extremity of top cover. Internally: Several pages have creases to corners. Else overall Very Good. No significant cracks or tears to joints or hinges. No significant page tears, writing in text, stickers, or bookplates. Not a former library book. A great reference, historical publication. Great for gift-giving. Note: We are a well-established, well-respected, ethical book dealer in business since 1991. We describe the condition of our books thoroughly and honestly, so you'll know exactly what you will be receiving when you order. We have earned continuous five-star ratings from new and existing customers. We will be pleased to serve you.
Good++, No Dust Jacket. 8VO, 105 pgs., B/W Illus, Paperback. Softcover. Signed, dated and inscribed by the author William Albaugh on first page which is the dedication page. Yellow illustrated paper covers show soil and edge wear. Title is written in ink on worn spine. Foredge soil. Text pages are clean. Always carefully wrapped and shipped in cardboard boxes to protect your purchase.
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