New York. 1866. 399pp. Maps and plates. Quarto. Contemporary three-quarter gilt morocco and pebbled cloth. Extremities rubbed. Very good. Item #WRCAM19633
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 work was also issued in a simple cloth binding. HOWES C618, "b." SABIN 14763.