On this page you will find 20 books on weapons and guns and knives that are in stock at RAY BOAS, BOOKSELLER in Walpole, New Hampshire on August 3, 2011, and here is how to order.

1. Abels, Robert, EARLY AMERICAN FIREARMS - THE AMERICAN ARTS LIBRARY, The World Publishing Company, Cleveland, (1950) 1st ptg, B&W and color illustrations, 63pp, very good, pictorial boards (hardcover), Contents includes: Rifles, Pistols, Percussions Revolvers, Derringers, Freaks and Oddities, Cartridge Revolvers, and Bibliography., (Order No: 23411 ), $3.00

2. Butler, David F., UNITED STATES FIREARMS - THE FIRST CENTURY 1776-1875, Winchester Press, New York, (1971), B&W illustrations, 249pp, index, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 08769103004 The complete story of this exciting period of American arms development., (Order No: 56843 ), $13.50

3. Chown, John D., THE 9-PDR. MUZZLE LOADING RIFLE: HISTORICAL ARMS SERIES NO. 9, Museum Restoration Service, Ottawa, Ontario, 1967, B&W illustrations, 32pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 30380 ), $7.50

4. Clapp, Wiley M. (et al), MODERN LAW ENFORCEMENT WEAPONS & TACTICS, DBI Books, Inc., Northbrook, IL, (1987), B&W illustrations, 256pp, very good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0873490088 "The latest in guns, equipment and techniques.", (Order No: 30783 ), $10.00

5. Dillin, John G. W., THE KENTUCKY RIFLE, George Shumway Publisher, York, PA, (1992) 6th ed, B&W illustrations, 201pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0873870727 "A study of the origin and development of a purely American type of firearm, together with accurte historical data concerning early Colonial gunsmiths, and profusely illustrted with photographic reproduction of their finest work." First published in 1924. Howes D342., (Order No: 7741 ), $45.00

6. Giles, James S. (text by) (compiled and edited by Smoky Mountain Knife Works), THE FIRST 100 YEARS: A PICTORIAL AND HISTORICAL REVIEW OF W. R. CASE & SONS CUTLERY, Smokey Mountain Knife Works, Sevierville, TN, (1989), B&W and color illustrations, 192pp, fine w/very good++ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0962392707 The diverse history of America's premier knifemaker., (Order No: 59243 ), $85.00

7. Giorgetti, Giovanni, A GUIDE TO THE ARMS AND ARMOUR COLLECTION IN CESTA CASTLE, SAN MARINO, Antique Weapons Editions, San Marino, 1969, B&W and color illustrations, 152pp, very good, red cloth (hardcover), "Including a Complete Catalogue of All Items, a Brief History of the Castle, and an Introductory Essay on the Evolution of both Firearms and Edged Weapons.", (Order No: 60025 ), $20.00

8. Held, Robert (edited by), ARMS AND ARMOR ANNUAL - VOLUME ONE [VOLUME I], Digest Books, Inc., Northfield, IL, (1973), B&W illustrations, 320pp, very good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 06958040703 Thirty outstanding articles on weaponry by leading arms and armor historians of the world., (Order No: 55966 ), $7.00

9. Jackson, Derek, SWISS ARMY KNIVES: A COLLECTOR'S COMPANION, Apple Press, London, (1999), B&W and color illustrations, 192pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 1840922354 The history and evolution of the original Swiss Army Knife - Advice for collectors on the variants. - How the Swiss Army Knife is made and the many tools that are available - Surprising stories about the use of the knife., (Order No: 57132 ), $45.00

10. Lecuyer, Bernard (editor), THE CANADIAN JOURNAL OF ARMS COLLECTING - VOL. 2 NO. 3 - AUGUST, 1964, Canadian Journal of Arms, Mt-Royal, Que. Canada, 1964, B&W illustrations, p65 - p96, good, wraps (softcover), Articles include: Trade Guns of the North West; Powder-Testing - A Historic Method; The Acadia Powder Co.; and, Single Shot Rifles of the Boer War., (Order No: 59435 ), $10.00

11. Lord, Beman, LOOK AT GUNS, Henry Z. Walck, Inc., New York, 1963, 32 B&W ill., 46pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), Through photographs and text, this book describes the interrelated development and perfection of firearms and ammunition; their place in history as weapons; and shooting as a sport-target, skeet and trapshooting., (Order No: 11577 ), $10.00

12. Parke-Bernet Galleries, COLLECTORS' FIREARMS - RARE AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN SPECIMENS - COLLECTION OF LT. COL. JAMES W. FLANAGAN - SALE 558, APRIL 1944, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, 1944, B&W illustrations, 82pp, good+, wraps (softcover), PISTOLS - REVOLVERS - MUSKETS - RIFLES - SWORDS - RAPIERS - ORIENTAL ARMS AND A SUIT OF ARMOR - INVENTOR'S MODELS OF SMALL ARMS - ENGLISH AND CONTINENTAL CANNON MODELS. Sold by order of Lt. Col. James W. Flanagan at public auction sale April 21 and 22, 1944., (Order No: 46182 ), $40.00

13. Peterson, Harold L., A HISTORY OF KNIVES, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, (1966) 1st ed, ill. by Daniel D. Feaser, 64pp, good+, pictorial boards (hardcover) Ex-Library of Congress Dup., More of a history prepared for juveniles, but a very well done history. The author and illustrator "chart the development of some of the fascinating knives designed for hunting, eating, fighting, work, or purely for entertainment." PLEASE NOTE: This copy "Surplus Library of Congress Duplicate.", (Order No: 7901 ), $10.00

14. Rosenberger, Richard F. and Kaufmann, Charles; photographs by Bill Owen, THE LONGRIFLES OF WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA: ALLEGHENY AND WESTMORELAND COUNTIES, University of Pittsburgh Pr., Pittsburgh, PA, (1993), B&W and color ill., 139pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0822937271 The American longrifle, also known as the Kentucky rifle, was the finest rifle in the world for over a century. As this beautifully illustrated book shows, the gunmakers of western Pennsylvania were second to none in their skill and artistry., (Order No: 32586 ), $85.00

15. Serven, James E. (edited by), THE COLLECTING OF GUNS, Bonanza Books, New York, orig pub 1964, 100s of sepia tone ills., 272pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), A compendium of data of what is most important to anyone interested in firearms development. Designed to help the collector better understand, and get full enjoyment of the hobby of collecting guns., (Order No: 6447 ), $7.50

16. Serven, James E., COLT CARTRIDGE PISTOLS, The Foundation Press, Santa Ana, CA, 1952, B&W illustrations, 128pp, very good, wraps (softcover), A detailed study of Colt Hand Arms -- from 1868 Converted Caplocks through Automatics., (Order No: 35801 ), $45.00

17. Shelton, Lawrence P., CALIFORNIA GUNSMITHS 1846-1900, Far Far West Publishers, Fair Oaks, CA, (1977) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 289pp, very good, brown cloth-simulated leather (hardcover), (Order No: 60618 ), $100.00

18. Sherlock, Herbert Arment, BLACK POWDER SNAPSHOTS, Standard Publications, Inc., Huntington, WV, (1946), B&W line drawings, good, pictorial boards (hardcover) light edgewear, Text and illustrations are to present a "feel" for the American black powder era in firearms., (Order No: 9799 ), $17.50

19. Whisker, James B., and Wood, Stacy, B. C., GUNSMITHS OF LANCASTER AND YORK COUNTIES, PENNSYLVANIA - MELLEN STUDIES IN HISTORY VOLUME 6, The Edwin Mellen Press, Lewiston, NY, (1990), B&W illustrations, 224pp, fine, black cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket as published, ISBN 0889460914, (Order No: 60514 ), $125.00

20. Zygulski, Zdzislaw, STARA BRON W POLSKICH ZBIORACH - OLD WEAPONS IN POLISH COLLECTIONS, Krajowa Agencja Wydawnicaz, Warszawa, 1982, color illustrations, 276pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), Laid in is the English translation booklet with the full text and illustration descriptions in English., (Order No: 59298 ), $150.00

Ray Boas, Bookseller