GREENER, William (1806-1869)
Gunnery in 1858
London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1858. 8vo. 439, , 16pp. Plates and illustrations. Dampstaining to the plates. Publisher's ads in the rear.
Modern cloth, retaining the original blue calf covers and gilt spine
The author was a gunsmith and inventor, best known for designing a self-expanding bullet that could be rammed into the muzzle but expand to engage the rifling upon firing. This work reviews the history of firearms with details on new inventions, including Colt's repeating pistol.