Smith & Wesson Hand Guns
Huntington W. Va. Standard Publications, (1945). First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto; pp; (vi), 233, index; a double portrait frontispiece and sixty-four black and white plates with many images of guns; burgundy cloth lettered in gilt in the seldom seen dust jacket; previous owner's name on free fly leaf and all edges, a corporation, with a withdrawn stamp. Jacket is bright with one small abrasion, two short tears and some wear on the fore-edge of the jacket. Very good / good +. Item #16383
A history of the Smith & Wesson hand guns including illustrations and detailed descriptions of each model. From the foreword: "Walter F. Roper laid the foundation of the book with data covering the period from 1857 to 1920. This appears in the appendix and was collected by him while employed by Smith & Wesson. He also wrote the final chapter of the text. Smith & Wesson supplied the data in the appendix, covering the period form 1920 down to date and Roy C. McHenry wrote the remainder of the text.";.