(COLT, Samuel) - Henry BARNARD (editor)
Armsmear: The Home, the Arm, and the Armory of Samuel Colt. A Memorial
New York: Alvord, printer, 1866. 4to. (10 1/8 x 7 1/4 inches). 83 plates, maps and illustrations.
Period full dark green crushed morocco by Matthews, covers bordered in gilt with the Colt arms on both covers, spines in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second and third compartments, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt
Provenance: Edward Perkins (presentation inscription by Elizabeth Colt on front endpaper)
A beautiful copy of the first edition of a privately-printed biography of Samuel Colt: inscribed by Elizabeth Colt.
This elaborate memorial volume is a tribute to the famous gun designer and manufacturer, Samuel Colt, prepared after his death by his widow. Besides describing the grounds of the Colt estate in Hartford, it contains a great deal of information relating to Colt's career, the development of his business and of his famous revolver, which played such a central role in shaping the West.
This copy one of only 15 copies in full morocco bound by Matthews for presentation by Mrs. Colt.
Howes C618 "b"; Sabin 14763.