Near Fine in tattered Dust Jacket which has scotch taped chips & tears, backstrip very faded.Orange cloth, black & silver lettering.
William Morrow and Company, NY 1950, copyright 1953
"Copiously Illustrated with photographs from outstanding collections and with contemporary drawings and advertising cuts not previously reproduced."
Inscribed by the author to original owner with best wishes Nov. 24, 1958.
First edition, 3rd printing (1953) 184 pp w/index.
"The first section ...traces the development of the Colt six-shooter from its use by Cavalry in the Civil War throughout the era of its great popularity with cowboys and frontiersmen in the West."
"The second part is devoted to the story of the Peacemaker in production and distribution, with a final chapter on the significance in American history of the revolver from its early days in Texas to the symbolism it has acquired today."
Item No: Colt 13A. Price: $75.00
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