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The Peacemakers: Arms and Adventure in the American West

Wilson, R.L.

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ISBN 10: 0679404945 / ISBN 13: 9780679404941
Published by Random House, U.S.A., 1992
Used Condition: Fine Oblong 8vo
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Fine brown cloth in fine dust wrapper. Oblong 8vo 391 pgs. Index, bibliography and appendix. Bookseller Inventory # 014763

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Title: The Peacemakers: Arms and Adventure in the ...

Publisher: Random House, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Oblong 8vo

Illustrator: B&W and Color Photograohs

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Stated.

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A unique pictorial celebration of the West, lavishly illustrated and unsurpassed in its authenticity: a collector's item for anyone interested in America's Colorful past. From the Lewis and Clark Expedition to today's Western films and videos, here are the arms and adventures who made the Colt, the Winchester, and many oilier marques into American legends. Over 300 color plates, and over 200 black-and-white photos.

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R. L. Wilson, historical consultant to the Colt's Manufacturing Company, Inc. has aided the various Colt museums in Hartford, Connecticut since 1959, and is a freelance consultant and author in the fields of firearms, collecting, and engraving.  His career began with intern positions at the Royal Armouries, H.M. Tower of London, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and the Wadsworth Antheneum, where he was appointed curator of firearms in 1962.  He is president of the Armor and Arms Club of New York and has served on advisory boards or as consultant on arms related subjects to New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, the U.S. Historical Society, the U.S.. Marshals Service, the National Cowboy Hall of Fame, and the Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum.  He also serves on the board of directors of the National Firearms Museum in Washington, D.C. and is consultant on American Arms to Christie's, the international auction house.Wilson was born in Minnesota and studied history and art as a scholarship student at Carleton College.  A resident of Connecticut, he is the author of more than 25 books and 200 articles on firearms and their embellishment.R. L. Wilson, historical consultant to the Colt's Manufacturing Company, Inc. has aided the various Colt museums in Hartford, Connecticut since 1959, and is a freelance consultant and author in the fields of firearms, collecting, and engraving.  His career began with intern positions at the Royal Armouries, H.M. Tower of London, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and the Wadsworth Antheneum, where he was appointed curator of firearms in 1962.  He is president of the Armor and Arms Club of New York and has served on advisory boards or as consultant on arms related subjects to New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, the U.S. Historical Society, the U.S.. Marshals Service, the National Cowboy Hall of Fame, and the Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum.  He also serves on the board of directors of the National Firearms Museum in Washington, D.C. and is consultant on American Arms to Christie's, the international auction house.Wilson was born in Minnesota and studied history and art as a scholarship student at Carleton College.  A resident of Connecticut, he is the author of more than 25 books and 200 articles on firearms and their embellishment.

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