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Illustrated History Of Guns

From First Firearms to Semiautomatic Weapons
by Chuck Wills
Skyhorse Publishing

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Pub Date: 2017
Format: Paperback with color illus.
Pages: 148 pp.
Size: 8.25 x 11.00 inches

ISBN: 9781510720749
TB Code: 1807101
Availability: 388 in stock

The Illustrated History of Guns is a comprehensive look at the tools of battle. To craft this book, more than five hundred photographs of genuine specimens were specially commissioned from the six-thousand-piece collection of the Berman Museum of World History. The weapons featured span a period of close to four thousand years, ranging from Ancient Greece to World War II, and from the Crusades in Europe to the US Civil War. It features a wide array of diverse treasures, including the traveling pistols of Confederate president Jefferson Davis, a royal Persian scimitar with 1,295 rose-cut diamonds and rubies, and a single 11-carat emerald set in gold, first owned by Shah Abbas I of Persia and given in tribute to Catherine the Great.