FS Scarce AFRICAN RIFLES & CARTRIDGES '77 Hardback SOLD

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doompatrol

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I found a couple of scarce gun books at a neighborhood estate sale two weeks ago. I signed up to post them on here, that's why I have a zero post count. I have perfect Feedback on eBay (haze54) and on ePier (same seller ID). My 2001 Expedition AC repair bill is going to be $1200 (they are waiting for the compressor to come), so that has been a BAD surprise. It has given me a greater URGE to sell these!!

I have the two books listed now on eBay and ePier (ePier is the 'poor man's eBay', but no listing or final value fees). Check my Feedback record and I am in the phone book. I have lived in Victoria, Texas since the 2nd grade and am almost 59 (AAAGGGHHH!!!).

I have the 1982 edition of THE THOMPSON SUBMACHINE GUN by Roger A. Cox. From what I can tell this is a pretty scarce book! The hardback book itself is in excellent shape. I'd say EX-/EX. I'm no book expert, but inside the front cover, on what I believe is called the pastedown they must have gotten some excess glue at the top edge. It stuck some to the 'free endpaper' (plain page). A bit stuck to the pastedown and it made SOME of the top edge of the free endpaper a bit rough in places. Nothing disastrous. Then the title page and the free end paper both have matching 'semi' folds (not hard folds, but you see the traces--not perfectly flat) of where maybe it had stuck originally and the person tried to turn the pages.

The interior pages otherwise are in VERY nice shape and show hardly any age or handling. I took a photo of the 'top edge' of the book to show the little bit of spots of age/discoloration from being on a shelf. I took photos of the book opened up, but it's hard to get much to show up. I posted BIG photos in the Gallery. The Dustjacket has some wear and a very few tears that were artfully/minimally glued from the inside to hold them in place and to prevent further tearing. There is one that is most noticeable.

I scanned the front and back covers so you can see them better for yourself. The longest tear is on the bottom by the 'R' in Roger. It is an inch long. If not for it, I'd grade the DUSTJACKET as VG-/VG. I have lots of photos. I was hoping to get $250 shipped (that's within the US). I pack with care!

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The second hardback is the classic big game hunting book AFRICAN RIFLES AND CARTRIDGES by John Taylor. That's how I found this forum...from a classified from last year for the same book.

Gun Room Press 1977 reprint of the classic work originally published in 1948, 431 pages profusely illustrated with drawings by E. Stanley Smith. The BOOK itself is in very nice shape. It shows little age or wear and is quite clean! It must have hit the edge or corner of another book cover and it left light traces where groups of pages were 'ding'ed/bent somewhat in groups.

The cover is not 'ding'ed or dented, but you can see traces where the closed pages took a bit of a hit--nothing drastic. Toward the back of the book you see it more concentrated on more of the tip of the corners and is a bit more visible. I took photos of the top edge and fore edge. By comics and magazine grading I'd say the Book is VERY FINE and that's mainly due to the 'ding.'

The Dustjacket is pretty nice. It has the price factory cut from the inner flap. It has some tears that were carefully and minimally glued from the inside to stabilize them. Someone might want to tape them or something. The longest tear is 1 & 3/8" in the upper left on the Front Cover. From a smoke-free home!

Again I have MULTIPLE photos and I am pretty durn obsessive. Click on the links to see the other images. I put links to spare having lots of big photos in this thread. My job for 26 years was being a professional comic book artist (inker) and you have to be very detail-oriented. When DC Comics had their 'Reboot' about 2 years ago they gave a bunch of us veteran American artists 'the boot,' too. I'd like to get $55 shipped (if you are in the US). I am registered and verified with PayPal.

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I am thorough and probably point out more than most folks do...that's just my nature. Thanks.
 

doompatrol

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I can take PayPal, Money Order (does not have to be US Mail one if you can get a legit one cheaper elsewhere) or even check if it is drawn on Bank of America or Wells Fargo (we have both locally). I can take a check in and if they cash it, that's it--it was good.

If you want insurance it is extra. I pack WELL. I will email you the DAY I receive a MO or check to let you know it arrived.

I appreciate Jdomin sending a USPS MO for the THOMPSON SUBMACHINE GUN book to save me the PayPal fee (since that would have been about $10). So to save an eBay fee AND PayPal fee is very much appreciated! ePier charges no fee, but stuff may sit on there for months (or longer) before it sells. Not many folks are aware of ePier.
 

doompatrol

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The other book is sold now (eBay). Thanks.

UPDATE: And the money order came for the Thompson book. Thank you SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much!! It will go out Monday well-packed and insured!
 
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