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Titre : Lugers of Ralph Shattuck [Limited Edition]
Éditeur : David Mouser - PGP Publishing, Inc., Hilton Head Island, SC
Date d'édition : 2000
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : Very Good+
Etat de la jaquette : No Dust Jacket
Edition : First Edition.
48 pages, illustrations, black cloth, very good. 5.5 by 7.5 inches. Stated first edition and numbered "Press Proof, 1 of 100" and "1st edition, 1 of 250". Introduction, "Guns of Battle", by Tom Johnson. From the preface: "Nancy and I would like to thank all of our friends and fellow Luger collectors for the many years we have shared together in the world of Lugers. We have designed LUGERS in an easy to read format providing historical information and identification of German Lugers. We have been buying, selling and collecting Lugers for over 50 years." ; 7.50 X 5.40 X 0.40 inches; 48 pages. N° de réf. du libraire 39117
Synopsis : LUGERS of Ralph Shattuck is a 48 page, high quality, full color pictorial review of the Luger pistol regarding its evolution in design and its place in history. Every page is a beautiful picture of a Luger and its history. It is hot stamped in 24K gold foil on a solid black hard cover binding with a library hard spine. The special introduction, GUNS OF BATTLE, by Tom Johnson historian and collector, sets the pace for this wonderfully authored book by Russell C. Keep III, and is both interesting to read and historically graphic in content. Detailed information describing manufactures, variations, usage in war, commercial production and a guide to values, provides the novice and collector alike with a handsome and easy to read 5" x 7" book for invaluable reference. LUGERS of Ralph Shattuck contains vivid scenes of battle and full color pictures of privately owned Lugers never before published.
Ralph and Nancy Shattuck of Phoenix, Arizona have shared their unique collection of Lugers to provide a reliable source of information and weapons, representative of truly great periods of conflict in world history. Their contribution to this books provides a truly great legacy in collecting and perpetuating the German guns of battle!
Note de l'éditeur: LUGERS of Ralph Shattuck appeals to anyone who is interested in World War I or World War II. It holds your interest from beginning to end and is a wonderfully well written book with exciting stories and facts regarding the use and design of the German Luger.
Unlike any pistol ever designed, the romantic fascination with the luger's design and look is rivaled only by the Wester 6-shooter of Sam Colt. The unique variations, designs and uses of the Luger provide collectors world wide with a never ending quest to identify each variation and collect them. Its a must for anyone interested in information about German Lugers. And its complete with an up to date value guide for the serious collector!
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