(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 x 7 1/8 inches). 83 plates, maps and illustrations.
Expertly bound to style in half red morocco and marbled paper covered boards
A beautiful copy of the first edition of a privately-printed biography of Samuel 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.
Howes C618 "b"; Sabin 14763.