ILLUSTRATED BRITISH FIREARMS PATENTS 1714-1853. Stephen V. Grancsay, Merrill Lindsay, Compiler.


Compiled and Edited by Stephen V. Grancsay and Merrill Lindsay. Pp. [486](patent sections individually paginated), several illustrations (mostly full page), selective bibliography, indices; super roy. 8vo; half black art. leather, spine lettered in green & gilt, marbled papered boards; matching marbled endpapers; edges of leaves faintly soiled; Winchester Press, New York, 1969. Edition limited to 1,000 numbered copies. *Facsimiles of specifications of patents of invention relating to fire-arms, projectiles, etc.; lacking the accompanying portfolio of loose specifications sheets. From the library of firearms collector Douglas Mills, with his 'Manton Gun Maker' bookplate by Paul Cavell (no. 37/100, signed, 1994) on the upper free endpaper, his inked annotations to the limitation label on the upper pastedown; plus his business card and three typescript pages of related notes loosely inserted. Item #142192

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