Rare Books Guns of the Old West by Charles Edward Chapel Privately Printed Special Edition Firearms Classic Library 1995 Gift Books


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This is a near fine (almost like new) leather-bound hardcover. 1995 Special Collectors Edition Privately Printed for Firearms Classic Library Odysseus Publishing. This copy is still crisp and clean inside and out. The pages are still crisp and clean with no markings seen. Bound in red full leather, the fine binding is highlighted with gold lettering and design to cover along with all 3 page edges tipped in gold. Fine Smyth sewn binding assure durability. Handsome hubbed (raised) spine finishes off the fine binding. This copy is showing only a hint of wear to cover or gold tipping. Attached satin book mark. Moire silk fabric endpapers front and back carry over the fine binding to inside. Medium octavo book size or 6.5" x 9.5" with 306 pages including index.

Guns of the Old West by Charles Edward Chapel contains editors notes and brief bibliographic note. It is lavishly illustrated throughout detailing rifles, guns and pistols of the Old West. Chapters include How Guns Began, The Kentucky Rifle and Pistol head West, Musket, Rifle and Carbine, Voice of the Derringer, Early Colt Revolvers, The Winchester Rifle, Buffalo Guns and Hunters, Guns of Teddy Roosevelt and much more.

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