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MATCHLOCK TO MACHINE GUN:  THE FIREARMS COLLECTION OF THE NEW BRUNSWICK MUSEUM., Elliot, Robert S.  Signed.  Photography by Rod Stears.
1 Elliot, Robert S. Signed. Photography by Rod Stears. MATCHLOCK TO MACHINE GUN: THE FIREARMS COLLECTION OF THE NEW BRUNSWICK MUSEUM.
New Brunswick Museum, Saint John, N.B., 1981. 
64 pp, oblong soft cover (8 7/16" H x 10 15/16" D). SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. ISBN 0919326056 B&w and colour photographs. Contents: Muzzleflash; The Matchlock; The Wheellock; The Flintlock; Percussion Ignition; Self-contained Ammunition; G lossary; Timescale; Selected Bibliography. Interior - small soft crease at top corner of first 8 pages, very tiny dint at bottom corner of first 6 pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear . l i g h t r u bbing, small corner creases on front cover, a few soft edge creases, moderate wear on spine, two very tiny dints on front panel. Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE STORY OF THE GUN., Hogg, Ian V.
2 Hogg, Ian V. THE STORY OF THE GUN.
St. Martin's, New York, 1996. 
192 pp, large 8vo (9 15/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 031214895X Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. "(T)races the evolution of firearms from the earliest medieval 'hand cannons' to the high technology weapons of today. From matchlock and flintlock to the caseless cartridge; from muzzle-loading to multiple-barreled machine guns; from powder and ball to the modern self-contained cartridge, every major milestone is discussed and illustrated. All t he key inventions that changed the face of warfare, and therefore of the world, are featured here and graphics used to demonstrate how they function. Every major inventor from Puckle and Ferguson, through Pauly, Colt, Mauser, Luger, Browning a n d G a rand has his place in this story and the importance of their contributions to history are highlighted." Small remainder mark on bottom of text block, tiny dint on bettom edge of boards. Dust jacket has light wrinkling along top edge - m od er at e a t top edge of rear flap, tiny dint on front hinge, very light rubbing. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
CATALOG 16:  THE BEN AMES WILLIAMS COLLECTION., Jackson Arms, Antique and Collectors' Guns.
3 Jackson Arms, Antique and Collectors' Guns. CATALOG 16: THE BEN AMES WILLIAMS COLLECTION.
Jackson Arms, Dallas, Texas, n.d. 
Unpaginated, 11" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w photographs. A catalog of 699 items (guns and gun-related) including the collection of Ben Ames Williams which contained many Colt items. Interior - clean and tight. Exterior - heavy rubbing and moderate soiling, light wear at top/bottom of spine, thumbing soiling to fore-edge of textblock. Good reference copy. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
AMERICAN GUN:  A HISTORY OF THE U.S. IN TEN FIREARMS., Kyle, Chris.  With William Doyle.  Editorial contributions by Jim Defelice.  Foreword and afterword by Taya Kyle.
4 Kyle, Chris. With William Doyle. Editorial contributions by Jim Defelice. Foreword and afterword by Taya Kyle. AMERICAN GUN: A HISTORY OF THE U.S. IN TEN FIREARMS.
New York William Morrow 2013 0062242717 / 9780062242716 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
302 pp, 9 1/4" H. Pictorial endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Drawing on his unmatched firearms knowledge and combat experience, Kyle carefully chose ten guns to help tell (American history): the American long rifle, Spencer repeater, Colt. 45 revolver, Winchester rifle, Springfield 1903 rifle, Thompson submachine gun, 1911 pistol, M1 Garand, .38 Special police revolver, and the M16 rifle platform Kyle himself used as a SEAL. Through them, he revisits thrilling turning points in American history, including the single sniper shot that turned the tide of the Revolutionary War, the firearms designs that proved decisive at Gettsyburg, the 'gun that won the West', and the weapons that gave U.S. soldiers an edge in the world wars and beyond. This is also the story of how firearms innovation, creativity, and industrial genius has constantly pushed American history - and power - forward." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH.  JUNE, 1959.  VOL. XXXVII.  NO. 150., McGuffie, T.H., ed.  (Major P.E. Abbott, Sir Patrick Cadell, R.Scurfield, W.Y. Carman, Major A.F. Flatow, Major S.H.F. Johnston, Major G. Tylden, Major A. McK. Annand, Carson I.A. Ritchie, H.G. Tibbutt, et al.)
5 McGuffie, T.H., ed. (Major P.E. Abbott, Sir Patrick Cadell, R.Scurfield, W.Y. Carman, Major A.F. Flatow, Major S.H.F. Johnston, Major G. Tylden, Major A. McK. Annand, Carson I.A. Ritchie, H.G. Tibbutt, et al.) JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH. JUNE, 1959. VOL. XXXVII. NO. 150.
Society for Army Historical Research, London, 1959. 
Paging runs 47 - 94, 10" H, soft cover. Colour frontispiece, 4 pages sepiatone illustrations, 1 b&w map, 1 page b&w drawings (pistols). Contents include: An Officer, Royal Artillery, c. 1792; The Autobiography of an Indian Soldier; Two British Pe rcussion Pistols; A Colour-Sergeant, Royal Regiment of Artillery, c. 1846; Crimean Photographs of the 95th (Derbyshire) Regiment; Letters of Samuel Noyes, Chaplain of The Royal Scots, 1703-4; The Third Kaffir War, 1799-1803; Sevastopol afte r i t s C a p ture, 1855; Wandering Elizabethan Soldiers in Hertford. / Notes: The Civil War Letter-Books of Sir Samuel Luke; Royal Bristol Volunteers; etc. Museum Supplement No. 39 June, 1959 laid in. Interior - minor browning to pages, other wi s e cl ea n a nd t ight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - slight bump at top of spine, corner crease on rear cover, light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, light browning, issue number written in ink on spine. Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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