Very Good in Very Good jacket. Book Binding is clean, tight and straight; light bump and rubbing to the head and tail of the spine; top of page block shows light tanning; dust jkt is price clipped but otherwise clean and bright with light shelf wear; very small chips or tears at each corner and at the head and tail of the spine; a few very small/light stains on the spine and back; not remaindered or marked in any way. This is the standard on the subject of hunting rifles of all calibers small to large written by one of the well known experts of the day. A classic. Wrapped in mylar, carefully packaged and shipped in a box.
NEAR FINE in Very Good PlusDustjacket. FIRST EDITION. Gilt lettering crisply debossed to spine of mild-chocolate brown, cloth-covered boards. One corner, almost imperceptibly "nudged"--though this cataloguer's eye--in the cause of full disclosure. --may very well be too critical, $8.95 price on dustjacket flap. Just a hint of edgewear to jacket, with one tiny closed tear at bottom of front dustjacket panel, at joint. Illustrated jacket mylar protected. Clean, tight, bright. 314 pp with index. Unmarked. O'Connor, "The Arms and Ammunition Editor of Outdoor Life, takes apart the hunting rifle and its accessories and lays them out--piece by piece--for the reader's examination. From the old tried-and-trues to the latest equipment, from the lightest.22 to the heavy.458, O'Connor surveys the whole range of rifles, cartridges, scopes, stocks--all in the light of how they perform in the field. There are many valuable insights into hunting technique, too--for the safari, varmint hunt, and everything in between, " (front flap).
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