The Book of Rifles by W. H. B. Smith and Joseph Smith (1965) hardcover book


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W. H. B. Smith and Joseph Smith - The Book of Rifles: An Encyclopedic Reference Book - Completely Revised and Up to Date - Over 200 New Photos - Fourteen "Firsts" for any American Gun Books

Harrisburg, Pa: The Stackpole Company, 1965 (first published in 1948). Third edition. Second printing. Hardcover. Large 8vo. Fair condition. 656pp., including the index. Profusely illustrated. The binding is somewhat rolled with minor separation of the text-block from the spine. Grease pencil to the upper edge of the front endpaper. Creasing, smudging, toning, scratching, and discoloration to the outer/inner boards, endpapers, pages of the text, and the text-block edge. The dust jacket is not price clipped and is in fair condition. Creasing, toning, scratching, smudging, and discoloration to all faces of the dust jacket. Edge-wear to the perimeter of the dust jacket. Tearing to the rear, inner flap of the dust jacket at the lower and verticle edges. Closed tear to the upper verticle edge of the rear dust jacket cover. A small area of sticker residue to the lower edge of the rear dust jacket cover. A small area of sticker residue to the upper edge of the front dust jacket flap. Light sun-fading to the dust jacket spiine.

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