Automatic Arms by Melvin M Johnson and Charles T Haven. Palladium Press. (2012) Privately printed for members of the Firearms Classics Library. Leather bound hard cover. 22 karat gold accents and lettering. Printed with acid neutral pages that are thread sewn, not glued together. Gold gilded page edges to further protect the pages. A silk page marker sewn into the binding. Raised spine bands that gives the volume that distinctive antique look.
Lustrous silk moiré end papers. Gilt decoration and lettering on covers are bright and unfaded. Gilt edges of page block have some minor blemishes. Otherwise, there are no previous owner markings. In spite of the separation inside the binding (shown in last 2 photographs), the binding is tight with no looseness to the pages. Pages, lightly tanned, are flat without creases. Not ex-library, not remaindered, not a facsimile reprint. Photos available on request. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. BH21b