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Title: An Illustrated History of Guns and Small Arms. 135 Colour Illustrations
Description: London England, Peerage Books, 1985. Reprint, Binding: Decorative Laminated Boards, Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 0909408788 Hardback Hardcover. An Illustrated History of Guns and Small Arms. Here is the complete story of the gun traced from the first crude mixings of saltpetre, charcoal and sulphur to the automatics of today. The beautiful full colour illustrations throughout show the splendour of the varied ornamentation and the intriguing changes in appearances and mechanism over the centuries. Every type of firearm is here from the small hand revolver to the cumbersome flintlock. First and foremost, this is a book about startling invention and fine craftsmanship. But in following the development of the gun for hostile or sporting purposes, it is fascinating to see how many of the crucial events of American and European history were shaped by a technical advance in weaponry design. 135 colour illustrations. Illustrated laminated boards. Very slight shelf wear to some of the edge and corner of boards. 96 pp.

Keywords: Non-Fiction/Guns/Small Arms/Appearance/Mechanism/History/Illustrated/Guide

Price: GBP 20.00 = appr. US$ 28.56 Seller: The London Bookworm
- Book number: 015792

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