A History of Browning Guns from 1831 – 1st Ed. Hardcover Book
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Seller: Old Guy's Guns
Member Since: 7/2/10
Country: United States
Seller: Private Seller
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This is an original edition of the 1942 book in the more difficult to find rare hardcover version. This is an excellent refererence for any Belgium Browning collector.
This collectable book offers the best of any that cover the history of John M. Browning, his guns and of the Browning Company. This original hardcover printing has 2 more pages than the soft cover reprints that came out after World War II.
The book covers John M. Browning’s life and all of his many accomplishments in the sporting and military arms fields. A good read for any military arms or history buff along with being the most collectable version.
The condition of this book is excellent with no markings and very little age discoloration throughout. The binding is in good condition with very little wear. It is a great example of a collectectable piece of history.
A question about the "A History of Browning Guns from 1831" book was submitted and the following answer is given. The books in question were offered in 3 editions. The first with a buff paper cover and the second in a blue hard cover published in 1942. The third issue came some time later and was also in buff paperback. It had some minor changes in photography and content. No records of the numbers of each that were printed could be found. The buff versions were distributed to Browning dealers and customers at no charge, according to Mr. Val A. Browning, the author. Extra copies were available at 25 cents each. The hardbound books were intended as gifts to special customers and friends of the family, and were not sold. The paperback editions bring about $30 in mint condition. The blue hardback copies in mint condition are rare, and could be priced above $200, depending on the seller's hopes. Most will show signs of previous ownership, signatures, inscriptions, etc. and would be devalued accordingly.
The above information is found in the Browning Collectors Association Newsletter of July-August 1990 issue on page 4.
The price is $90.00 plus $7.00 for USPS Priority Mail. The book will be properly packaged and shipped promptly upon receipt of Cashier's check or Money order.
Price: $90.00 plus shipping