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Historical Breechloading Smallarms Association
The Rifle Shoppe Inc

Books for Sale

 

We have a varied selection of used gun related books. The gallery displays several images of each book, inside and out, with the title that corresponds to the book title in the for sale list.

Wild and Woolly

An Encyclopedia of the Old West

By Denis McLoughlin

Barnes & Noble, New York 1996

First published 1975

ISBN 1-56619-961-1

 

1996 Edition hardback with mauve boards, fabric spine with gold lettering to spine; 570 pages in Encyclopaedic format with occasional b/w illustrations. Dust jacket very good, mimimal scuffing to top edge. Binding and pages, excellent. 235mm by 165mm.

“If you are interested in what ARMITAS or BERDACHES might be, or about the pros and cons of gun fighting, the myth of MURIETTA, and the vigors of the VIGILANTES... this book is for you.”

First class post within UK: £4.50 other shipping options available, please contact me for further details.

Price: £12.00 GBP [available]

A Treasury of Western Folklore

Stories, Ballads and Traditions

Revised Edition

Edited by B A Botkin

Foreword by Bernard DeVoto

Bonanza Books, 1980 Edition

ISBN 0-517-33647-2

 

Hardback with covered brown boards/spine with gold lettering to spine. 613 pages. Includes musical notations. Dust jacket scuffed and small tears to top and bottom edge; some bleaching to jacket’s spine. Pages & spine excellent. 235mm by 160mm.

“The stories, legends, tall tales, traditions, ballads and songs of the people of the Great Plains and Far West”

First class post within UK: £5.20 other shipping options available, please contact me for further details.

Price: £8.00 GBP [available]

The Indian Wars

An illustrated history of the conflicts between the North American Indians and the U.S. Army.

By Christopher Chant

Tiger Books International 1998

ISBN 1-85501-972-8

 

Hardback, boards & spine full colour illustration as on jacket. 128 pages, many b/w original photographs plus colour illustrations, maps etc. Dust jacket has light scuffing to top edge and score mark to back. 300mm by 230mm.

“A lavishly illustrated history of the events and personalities that forged the fate of the North American Indians. Detailed commentary upon the major battles and skirmishes between the U.S. Government forces and the tribes of Indians who were in danger of extinction at the hands of white settlers. Maps of major battles and campains.”

First class post within UK: £4.50 other shipping options available, please contact me for further details.

Price: £8.00 GBP [Avalable]

The Gun and its Development

The Classic Collector’s Edition, Ninth Edition

By W.W. Greener

Published by Chartwell Books, INC. Secaucus, New Jersey 1988

ISBN 1-55521-238-7

 

Hardback. Dark fabric boards & spine with gold lettering to spine. 804 pages illustrated by more than 700 drawings and photographs - the majority of which are fine line engravings which display to full effect the superb craftsmanship of the gun-maker and the beauty of many ornamental firearms.

Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good with minor scuffing to top of jacket. 220mm by 155mm.

First class post within UK: £5.20 other shipping options available, please contact me for further details.

Price: £ 30.00 GBP [Avaliable]

The West, An Illustrated History

By Geoffrey C. Ward

Co-Author of The Civil War

With Preface by Stephen Ives and Ken Burns

Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London 1996 First Edition

ISBN 0-297-82181-4

 

Hardback, brown fabric boards & spine with gold lettering to spine. 445 pages, extensive photographs and illustrations including full colour. Dust jacket excellent. 282mm by 240mm.

First class post within UK: £8.22 other shipping options available, please contact me for further details.

Price: £ 19.50 GBP [Avaliable]

Guns and how they work

By Ian V. Hogg

Marshall Cavendish Ltd 1979 - 1984

Third printing 1984

ISBN 0 85685 4921

 

Hardback. Dark fabric boards & spine with gold lettering to spine. 185 pages filled with photographs and illustrations in b/w and full colour. The book is in very good condition with tiny scuffs to each corner of boards. The dust jacket has 170mm tear to front.

The book covers the invention of gunpowder; muzzle loaders; breech loaders; revolvers; mechanical machine guns; magazine rifles; automatic machine guns; automatic pistols; guns of WW1 and WW2; rapid fire; sporting guns; new directions; ammunition.

First class post within UK: £4.50 other shipping options available, please contact me for further details.

Price: £8.00 GBP [Available]

Badmen of the West

The First Complete Book of the American Outlaw

The lives and times of Renegades, Bandits, Rustlers, and Gunfighters who made the Wild West

By Robert Elman

Castle Books 1974

ISBN 0-89009-630-9

 

Hardback. Gold fabric covered boards & spine with silver lettering to spine and front. 256 pages. Illustrated with many original b/w photographs and other illustrations, many in full colour. Book in excellent condition, Dust jacket minimal scuffing to top edge and small patch of label residue bottom right front.

“Books have been written about a few of the most infamous badmen – Frank & Jesse James, Cole Younger, Sam Bass, Billy the Kid, Wild Bill Longley, Wes Hardin, the Dalton Gang, but most of them are based as much on fancy as on fact, and none of them brings together the lives and times of all the badmen.” “”Here for the first time, is a true history in words and pictures, of the notorious American outlaws who blazed across the last half of the nineteenth century in a wave of violence whose like had never been experienced before and was never seen again.”

First class post within UK: £5.20 other shipping options available, please contact me for further details.

Price: £12.00 GBP [Available]

The National Rifle Association 1859-1909

History of The National Rifle Association during its first fifty years 1859 to 1909

By Humphry and Fremantle.

A.P. Humphry, M.V.O. Formerly Lieut.-Col. Commanding Cambridge University R.V. Member of Council, N.R.A.

Lt.-Col. The Hon. T.F. Fremantle, V.D. Formally Commanding The Bucks Battalion, Territorial Force, Member of Council, N.R.A. Member of The War Office Small Arms Committee.

Bowes & Bowes, Cambridge. 1914

First Edition.

 

Hardback. Blue fabric covered boards & spine with gold lettering to spine and gold illustration on front. 493 pages. Colour plate of Wimbledon Camp protected by tissue sheet. Book condition very good, some light marks on boards and edges; front page hand inscribed E.J. Checkley. No dust jacket. 190mm by 135mm.

First class post within UK: £2.75. Other shipping options available, please contact me for further details.

Price: £60.00 GBP [Avalable]

The Modern Shotgun

A comprehensive work in three volumes on sporting guns and ammunition

Volume 1 The Gun

By Major Sir Gerald Burrard, Bt. D.S.O., R.F.A. (retired).

Published by Herbert Jenkins, London 1969

First printing 1931

ISBN 0 257 65866 1

 

Hardback. Blue fabric covered boards & spine with gold lettering to spine. 242 pages including b/w illustrations, diagrams and photographs. Book condition foxing to the boards and spine, some damage to spine. Dust jacket in poor condition – section of rear missing and tears elsewhere. 225mm by 145mm.

 

“The greatest and most comprehensive work on the subject. A landmark in history of shooting” – Shooting Times

First class post within UK: £2.75. Other shipping options available, please contact me for further details.

Price: £18.00 GBP  [Available]

Shooter’s Bible

New No. 61

1971 Edition

Feature Articles by Leading Gun Experts; Complete Presentation of New Guns and Ammo; 25,000 Items; 8,500 Illustrations; 576 Pages.

Edited by John Olson

Hardback. Red covered boards & spine with silver lettering to spine. 576 pages, including many b/w illustrations, diagrams and photographs. Book in good condition. Dust jacket has some scuffing to edges and is protected by a clear plastic over-jacket. 265mm by 200mm.

“In this, the 61ts edition of the Shooter’s Bible, we have endeavoured to show a complete selection of the firearm and accessories currently available on the American market.

First class post within UK: £4.50. Other shipping options available, please contact me for further details.

Price: £15.00 GBP [Available]

The Elements of Rifle Shooting

Dealing with the Service Rifle and Open Sight including the Aperture Sight with the No.4 Rifle.

By Brigadier J.A. Barlow C.B.E. Late The West Yorkshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales’s Own).

Gale & Polden Ltd Aldershot 1951

Fourth  Edition.

First published 1932

Hardback. Green covered boards & spine with brown lettering to spine and front. 126 pages, including b/w diagrams and photographs. The book is generally in good condition with some subtle staining on back. Dust jacket fragile and is torn faded and crumpled with some loss. 220mm by 140mm.

First class post within UK: £2.24. Other shipping options available, please contact me for further details.

Price: £18.00 GBP [Available]

The Gun Trader’s Guide

By Paul Wahl

Published by Greenberg, New York

Revised second edition, 1957

 

Hardback. Blue fabric covered boards & spine with black lettering to spine. 251 pages including hundreds of entries on rifles, pistols, etc. 255 pp. Plus 22 pages of woodcuts illustrating 101 weapons. The book is generally in good condition with fading to the blue boards, scuffing to top and bottom edges, one page where some text has be underscored in pen and title page inscribed Tim Housden and other text. No dust jacket. 210mm by 140mm.

First class post within UK: £2.75. Other shipping options available, please contact me for further details

Price: £12.00 GBP  [Available]

Game Guns & Rifles

Percussion to Hammerless Ejector in Britain

By Richard Akehurst

Published by G. Bell & Sons, London

First Edition 1969

 

Hardback. Grey covered boards & spine with gold lettering to spine. 176 pages. Including many b/w diagrams and photographs. The book is in good condition. No dust jacket.  255mm by 160mm

History of English gun making from percussion to hammerless ejector.

First class post within UK: £3.35. Other shipping options available, please contact me for further details.

Price: £16.00 GBP [Available]