Illustrated British Firearms Patents 1714-1853. Limited edition published by Winchester Press in 1969; marked #611 out of 1000 copies printed. Excellent condition. Measures 10.75 inches by 7.5 inches. Compiled and edited by Stephen V. Grancsay and Merrill Lindsay.
Nippon-To: Art Swords of Japan / The Walter A. Compton Collection. This beautifully bound harcover book is the catalogue of the exhibition of Japan House Gallery shown in the spring of 1976 as an activity of Japan Society, Inc. It is in excellent condition with the original jacket and slipcase. It also includes the original folder with a tipped-in print of a Miyamoto Musashi painting entitled "Sleeping Hotei." The book measures 10.5 x 15 x 1 inches.
Thoughts on the Kentucky Rifle in its Golden Age, Annotated 2nd Edition, 1st printing, 1983, by Joe Kindig, Jr. Published by George Shumway, York, PA. Given as a gift to a friend and signed by the infamous author Larry Wilson, who wrote extensively on Colt and Winchester guns. Good condition: the dust jacket with some tears; some foxing on the inscription and title pages, the rest of the copy very clean.
5th edition The Winchester Book by George Madis, signed by the author. The Art and Reference House, Brownsboro, Texas, 1979. Limited edition of 1000 copies (none are numbered). Embossed brown leatherette cover stamped in gold. Measures 11.25 x 9 x 1.5 inches. Very good condition, tight and clean.
Antique E. W. Mason duck decoy, made in Boston, MA. Mallard hen in good original used condition including hand painted surface and glass eyes. Measures 17 inches long beak to tail, and 7 inches high.