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The Gun; or, A Treatise on Various Descriptions of Small Fire-Arms
London: Longman, Rees, etc. [Printed in Sunderland, T. Marwood and Co. Herald Office], 1835. First edition. Illustrated with 4 plates, numerous vignettes in text. xx, 240 pp. Errata slip at end. 1 vols. 8vo. Original blue-green paper over boards, printed label. Front inner hinge with early clean repair, slightly cocked. Very good plus. Uncommon. First edition. Illustrated with 4 plates, numerous vignettes in text. xx, 240 pp. Errata slip at end. 1 vols. 8vo. First book by this inventor and gunmaker, founder of the House of Greener, whose son W.W. Greener wrote the standard late victorian work, The Gun and Its Development. Col. Hawker praised this first book by Greener as "by far the best work that was ever wrote on the subject". An "important and forceful treatise" (Riling). Riling 462; Chute 249
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