Cottesloe, Colonel Lord, C.B.
Title THE ENGLISHMAN AND THE RIFLE.
Publisher Herbert Jenkins, London, n.d., - states 'first printing' and preface is dated 1945.
Seller ID 11882
270 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover (dark green boards with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. Color frontispiece, sepia tone photographs, reproductions. "The rifle is a weapon full of romance and interest. The present work treats on it on broad lines in a way never before attempted. The history of its development in succession to the bow and the musket is described, its close connection with home defence by civilians is shown and its uses in various forms of war, for sport, and a t the target are explained. Its value as a link with the King's Dominions overseas is indicated. An account is given of its power and accuracy and of the mysterious flight of the bullet through the air, and this without technicalities unfamiliar to the ordinary reader..." Interior - previous owners name and small gift notation on front free endpaper, clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear and rubbing, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. VG