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Synopsis: Finally somebody has written a good, well-illustrated book on fine English and European gun engravers-and that person is the gun authority Chris Austyn, head of Christie's gun sales in New York and London. And what a feast for the eyes this book is. In modern times the art of the sporting-gun engraver has become more and more important, especially since British gunmakers concentrate on producing a small number of beautifully crafted shotguns and rifles. This book is filled with fascinating archival material on old-time "engraving greats" like Harry Kell and Jack Summer, as well as modern artists like Ken Hunt, Geoffrey Casbard, and Malcolm Appleby. Also included is a pictorial section that lists types of engravings and prices. Austyn's previous books, Modern Sporting Guns and Classic Sporting Rifles, have been highly successful worldwide.
About the Author: Director of Christie's Sporting Gun Department.
Title: Gun Engraving
Publisher: Safari Press
Publication Date: 1999
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Safari Press, Long Beach, CA, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good++. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Very Good++ hardcover in Fine dust jacket. Previous owner's name on the FFEP, else no writing. Smoky, else Near Fine. We wrap and box our books for shipping. Seller Inventory # 17515
Book Description Safari Press. Long Beach, California. 1998 1st US edition. 4to (213 x 277mm). Pp127. Colour & b/w photographs, illustrations. Black boards, spine titled in silver-gilt. Very good in dust-wrapper. This is an interesting survey of modern gun engravers and their work, with much original material on their immediate antecedents and mentors, thrown up by Christopher Austyn's extensive research work. Chapters include: The methods and tradition of embellishment; British guns and their styles of engraving; Harry Kell's engraving archive - the great connector; Jack Sumner and the Bateman Street archive; The Birmingham archive; Contemporary engravers; A comparison of standard and specially-engraved guns and their values. Seller Inventory # 26932
Book Description Safari Press, Long Beach, Calif., 1998. Hard Cover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. Photos and Drawings (illustrator). First Edition. Book is not price clipped, appears in as new condition. Size: 10X8. Seller Inventory # 308
Book Description Safari Press, California, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition; First Printing. "Christopher Austyn concludes his survey with an essentially pictorial section showing comparisons of de luxe and standard engraving and the effect that they have on prices obtained for guns and rifles in today's auction rooms." Ships same or next business day. Previous owner's name on full title page. Spine is skewed, minor edge wear, small bump on spine tail; otherwise, in fine condition. Dust jacket protected in archival cover. DJ has minimal edge and shelf wear, small crease on head edge of front cover. ; B&W and Color Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 127 pages. Seller Inventory # 70115
Book Description Safari Press, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1st. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 1571571248q