Famous Guns from the Smithsonian Collection :: Hank Wieand Bowman soon to be presented for sale on the fabulous BookLovers of Bath web site!
New York: Arco Publishing Company, Inc., 1967, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Includes: Black & white photographs; Cutaways;
From the cover: Here, in one concise volume, is the story of firearms and firearms patents between the years 1836 and 1880, with unique photographs and patent drawings of the models presently at the famous Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.
These were the formative years. In 1836 the U.S. Patent Act re-established that an invention, in order to be patentable, must incorporate novelty and usefulness; must not have been invented or used before…
Very Good in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little wear to the edges of the dust wrapper.
Red boards with Black titling to the Spine. 112 pages. 9½” x 6¾”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I persuade you to have a look at more books within my Antiques & Collecting Militaria catalogue?