Grenville, London, 1973. English Edition. 717 & 429, 2-vol. set, profusely illus., footnotes, bibliography, index. These books are the result of many years of study of the literature and archives, as well as the examination of ancient and modern weapons, and includes the descriptions of the weapons, the history of manufacture, and the biographies of the most important inventors and arms manufactures.
First published in Prague 1956. Both volumes in protective plastic sleeve. Volume II contains 1104 illustrations, in a separate volume for easy reference in conjunction with the text in Volume I. Volume I, page 276, discusses the Gatling repeater which proved effective in Cuba during the Spanish-American War.
Grenville, London, 1973. English Edition. 717 & 429, 2-vol. boxed set, profusely illus., footnotes, bibliography, index.
Both books have red cloth covers with gilt lettering. They came covered in a plastic protective sleeve which on our copies have some damage. Both books have the previous owner's details blind stamped on the first free end paper. There is light yellowing to the margins of the pages. There is no slipcase.