Huntington, West Virginia; (1944): Standard Publications. First Edition. Large Octavo. Item #026681
823 pages, index. hundreds of illustrations by the author. One of finest books on the subject. For the serious collector of gun books this was the first great illustrated edition that also covered even minor phases of firearms development. Besides providing a pedigree for modern firearms, he has provided a myriad of details neglected in more general works. The biographies of many famous early gun-makers through the early 20th Century make this book a pleasure to read as well as to use as an invaluable reference source. A near fine copy bound in blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt, spine lettering gilt, in pictorial dust jacket with a few chips to spine ends, and corners.