160 pages, lge 4to, finely illus with photographs in colour, ownership name to FEP, fine in dj. N° de réf. du libraire
Titre : The Royal Gunroom At Sandringham
Éditeur : Phaidon Christies Ltd
Date d'édition : 1989
Edition : 1st Edn,.
Description du livre Phaidon, Oxford, 1989. Hardcover. État : Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Near Fine. First Edition. 160 pp, with illustrations, bibliography, index. A fine copy, in price clipped dust jacket with minimal shelf wear. "The British Royal Family's collection of rifles, shotguns and pistols housed at Sandringham is of unique historical importance, and it has a range of quality that will be appreciated by all connoisseurs of fine guns . The guns have been brilliantly photographed in colour, while supporting illustrations show fascinating details, accessories and archive matter" (dust jacket). Due to size, shipping will be more than standard for Priority or International orders. N° de réf. du libraire 2097
Description du livre Phaidon Christie's. London. 1989 1st edition. Square folio (243 x 286mm). Pp160. Foreword by The Duke of Edinburgh. Superb colour photographs throughout. Blind-stamped motif to green boards, upper board and spine titled in gilt. Slight use, some pages slightly wrinkled, good-plus. Tape-marks to rear of slightly used dust-wrapper. Seventy five of the finest guns from the Royal collection are photographed and described in detail. "Some seventy-five guns have been chosen for their technical qualities, fine decoration and historical associations. They include the elaborately decorated shotgun presented by King Leopold to the future Edward VII, the boy-sized muzzle-loader that three kings learnt to shoot with, a failed entrant in the competition to choose a new standard army rifle in the 1860's, a Belgian rifle captured as a trophy in the Crimean War, and a gold-plated four-barrelled Lancaster pistol in a blue velvet presentation case. The guns have been brilliantly photographed in colour, while supporting illustrations show fascinating details, accessories and archive material. The accompanying text tells each gun's story and brings out the enormous range of interest to be found in this collection. Full technical details are alqays given.". N° de réf. du libraire 20668