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Old 03-15-2008, 12:44 PM
charles starks charles starks is offline
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you also might enjoy this book . its the one i was thinking of from the tower of london but i may be confussed about that . its the one on my library list that i know i lost .

BRITISH GUN ENGRAVING, A HISTORIC AND PHOTOGRAPHIC RECORD OF THE FINEST BRITISH GUN ENGRAVERS OF THE LAST TWO CENTURIES, TRADE E Tate, Douglas.

2000. 274pp, 300 color illus., 10.875x8.5, Volume 8 in Safari Press's Sporting Firearms Series, shows examples of most opulent examples of British gun engraving in existence from Europe & USA; traces the traditions of British gun engraving from end of 18th century to today, shows how national styles (both English & Scottish) changed over time from conservative Victorian era to 20th century; chronicles Celtic engraving by Scottish makers, influence of Arts & Crafts movement, & significance of Indian maharajas on British gun ornamentation; comprehensive list of British engravers with examples of their work
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