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The Crossbow Medieval and Modern Military - Payne-Gallwey, Sir Ralph - 1903. 
Longmans, Green, and Co, London, New York and Bombay 1903 - Black buckram boards w/ beveled edges incl'g gilt embossed cover decoration and titling on spine. No DJ as issued. Binding square w/some looseness, corners square but, lightly rolled/frayed, boards lightly rubbed/bumped, spine sunned to dk brown with sm tears t&b. Black paste-downs, text block complete w/ TEG, lt dusted/bumped pg ends and lt pencil notes on eps, otherwise clean and unmarked throughout w/ attractive toned pages and deckled page ends. 328 pps, 220 b/w illus, treatise "Balista and Catapult of the Ancients", index. Presumed 1st ed, handsome and complete reference illustrating and describing balista, catapults and crossbows through the ages. . [Attributes: Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Jayhawker Special Collections]
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