Side stapled, yellow printed wraps, with a cannon on the front cover and a Spencer Repeating Shot Gun on the rear. 26 pp. An original issue of an illustrated trade catalog from Francis Bannerman, featuring rifles, revolvers, sabres, harnesses and cannons, many designed for the U.S. Army. Included are the Remington Breech loading Rifle, U.S. Springfield rifles, Remington revolvers, U.S. Army sabres, U.S. 6 Pounder Smooth Bore Cannon, U.S. Army Rifled Parrot Cannon 10 pounder, 8 US Army Field forges, etc. With many illustrations. Francis Bannerman was a noted arms dealer in the mid to late 1800's and early 1900's, responsible for developing the market for war surplus materials, by buying decommissioned pieces from the US army after the Civil War. GOOD condition. Address crossed out in ink on the lower front cover, with a faint address stamp below that. A one inch area of heavy soiling/staining and dark residue present to the front cover near the center binding edge, with some staining affecting the first page in the same locale. Otherwise mostly minor soiling to the wraps, with minor uneven fading and darkening. A 2 inch horizontal tear present at the front and rear wrap at the center fore edge. Minor creasing and wear along the extremities. Some darkening along the pages. Text clean and solid. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Catalogue of Guns, Swords, Cannons, ...
Publisher: Francis Bannerman, Publisher
Publication Date: 1889
Binding: Original Wraps
Book Condition: Good
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