This hardcover book is in good condition overall. The cover of the book is noticeably worn, with visible dirt markings on the front and back cover. There is also some very slight wear to the edges and corners of the cover. Inside, the pages of the book are in very good condition overall and are without major issue. Just inside the cover, there is a pen inscription in blue ink.
'This is a detailed, documented history and encyclopedia of the air- and gas-gun industry throughout the world. It deals primarily with high-power, high-precision weapons which at short ranges equal or even excel in accuracy the finest powder cartridge arms.
This is the first American book on the subject. It is also the first embracive work ever published anywhere which brings together for the interested shooter, collector, gunsmith, historian, developer, and manufacturer the complete story in text, pictures and drawings of an industry and a sport which has flourished tremendously in Europe and Great Britain since the beginning of the present century; but which, despite fantastic strides in the past decade, is still in its infancy in the United States, in the opinion of qualified observers.'