London: Sotheby Parke Bernet, 1975. First Edition. Hardcover : pp.  196 : 545 plates of which 12 are colour : teal cloth boards with gilt gun design : gilt to spine : white dust jacket, illustrated with 'The Duck Gun' to front and 'Guns made for the Earls of Aylesford at Packington Hall' to back : publisher's insert.
Edges foxed and age toned; shelf wear; light foxing to first few pages; dust jacket a little grubby with some chipping and curling to edges; verso of jacket toned; publisher's insert has fold mark and some light foxing; jacket price-clipped. Very good / good. Item #2417
The authors have collaborated on two previous books, The Mantons: Gunmakers and Forsyth & Co: Patent Gunmakers.