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American Firearms Makers; When, Where, And What They Made From The Colonial Period To The End Of The Nineteenth Century

by Carey, A. Merwyn

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New York: THomas Y. Crowell Company, 1953. HB. Tan cloth, gilt lettering on spine, 8vo, 146 pp. plus 7 full-page plates at rear. Illustrated endpapers. No marks in book, binding tight. Minor soiling edges of text block. In an unclipped ($5.00) dust jacket that shows light chipping top and bottom of spine. Book condition VG in VG DJ.


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spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf. A...[more]
VG
Very Good condition can describe a used book that does show some small signs of wear - but no tears - on either binding or paper...[more]
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps aro...[more]
edges
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Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers.The cloth is stretched ove...[more]
text block
Most simply the inside pages of a book.  More precisely, the block of paper formed by the cut and stacked pages of a book.&...[more]
tight
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chipping
A defect in which small pieces are missing from the edges; fraying or small pieces of paper missing the edge of a paperback, or ...[more]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]

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