Santa Fe. NM: Published by the author, 2014. 1st. Leather bound. First Edition, Limited to 1,000 copies, SIGNED by the authors. Oblong 4to. 370 pp. Detailed color photographs of over 300 historic weapons from the Gordon and Taylor collections. Brown leatherette boards with gilt illustration and lettering, without dust jacket as issued. A fine copy, as new. Item #18095
From the Discovery and Conquest of America in 1492 to the Mexican-American War in 1848, from cross bows to Colt Petersons, from Wilson to Deringer, read of the weapons created through the first three centuries in America, the events in which they were used, and the men who made them. Chapter highlights include Discovery and Conquest; French & Indian War; Revolutionary War; Lewis & Clark Expedition; Pike and Long Expeditions; War of 1812; Seminole Wars; Fur Trade & American Fur Company; Alamo & Texas Independence; Fremont Expeditions; and Mexican-American War. An invaluable reference for the gun aficionado. This is a heavy book and may require additional shipping.