New York: Coward-McCann, 1961, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Includes: Line drawings; Black & white photographs; Frontispiece;
>From the cover: This is the definitive book on American firearms which opened the frontier and won the West.
From 1775 to the end of the 19th century from the opening of the lands beyond the Alleghenies to the securing of most territory to the West Coast the story of American firearms is an integral part of our countrys history. Guns of the Old West describes and illustrates these weapons: shoulder arms, hand guns, percussion and cartridge, military and private. In addition, the book tells, in generous detail, the story of the men who used the guns and the land which they braved and won. Here are the exciting stories of men who needed, first of all, a good rifle to provide …
Good in Poor Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper worn at the edges, a little faded at the spine, with a couple of short, closed, tears and puncture to the spine and upper panel. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the bitnding. A little age-toning to the edges of the text block. The contents complete, clean and tight.
Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 306 pages. Index. Bibliography. 10¼” x 7¼”.
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