Brisbane: I.D. Skennerton, 1975. First Edition. Hardcover : pp. [vi] 213  : in-text illustrations throughout : limited edition of two thousand copies of which this is numbered 290 : inscribed by author to title page : yellow cloth boards illustrated : design repeated on dust jacket.
Head of spine gently pushed; edges of text block foxed; very faint foxing to first and last couple of pages but clean throughout; foxing and minor chipping to edge of dust jacket at head. Very good / good. Item #2458
''From the flintlock smoothbore to the automatic smallbore, this work details Australian military arms and their usage from the dawn of our colonial history to the present day. Special attention is paid to Australian manufactured arms, and a considerable portion of the book is devoted to the history and production of the Small Arms Factory at Lithgow, New South Wales.'' (dust jacket).