Gunnery in 1858: Being a Treatise of Rifles, Cannon, and Sporting Arms

Gunnery in 1858: Being a Treatise of Rifles, Cannon, and Sporting Arms

Greener C.E., William

Smith, Elder and Co., 1858


Signed and inscribed by the author, Greener.  Additional signed by Greener on rear pastedown.  Includes a presentation letter from Schuyler, Hartley & Graham (the largest gunseller in the United States during the Civil War), to William N. Green, Esq. New York, 1858.   Bound in publisher's blue, blind stamped cloth, with gilt lettering and picture of muskets on spine.  Some of the signatures loosening. A few scuffs to cover, fray with minor tears to spine edge.  xvi, 439 p., 32 p. of ads: illustrations ; plates.    Marginal tear to last 16 pages of ads. Originally published as: The science of gunnery, as applied to the use and construction of fire-arms.  William Greener was an important English inventor and gunmaker. The Minie ball was based on Greener's ideas. Riling #697: "The third of Greener's books, including material from his earlier works, with criticism of new inventions and much controversial matter. The last of the authors book before his death in 1869, although at least one other work was planned."  See: Greener, Graham (2000). The Greener story : the history of the Greener gunmakers and their guns. Safari Press.

  • Product Code: 1807240008
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $450.00
  • Ex Tax: $450.00

Category

Tags: Signed, Sports, Recreation