1917 The Book of the Pistol & Revolver
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First Edition, Illustrated, Original Binding, Publishers' Original Binding, Scarce
First edition. Scarce work. Illustrated throughout with frontispiece, thirty-six additional plates, and many in-text images. Collated complete. A guide to the pistol and revolver, including details of: the dawn of powder, wheel-locks, flint-locks, target weapons, the automatic pistol, speed shooting, and dueling. Written by Captain Hugh Bertie Campbell Pollard, an author, journalist, adventurer, firearms expert, and a British SOE officer chiefly known for his intelligence work during the Irish War of Independence. Also remembered for the events of July 1936, when he and Cecil Bebb flew General Francisco Franco from the Canary Islands to Morocco, encouraging the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War.
In the original quarter cloth binding with paper covered boards. Externally, smart with light shelf wear and minor fading to the spine. The odd small mark to the board. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright and clean throughout.
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