Stockbridge, Virgil D. (1837-1916) Digest of Patents Relating to Breech-loading and Magazine Small Arms (Except Revolvers) Granted in t
Stockbridge, Virgil D. (1837-1916) Digest of Patents Relating to Breech-loading and Magazine Small Arms (Except Revolvers)
Granted in the United States from 1836 to 1873, Inclusive. Washington: [for the Patent Office], 1875.
Quarto, illustrated with lithographs of 780 patent drawings (usually ten per page) on eighty-four pages, bound in modern half calf with contemporary marbled-covered boards, small errata slip tipped onto rear pastedown, 11 1/2 x 9 in.
No copies of this title appear in the auction records, however, a facsimile was published in 1963. The dust jacket blurb reads in part, "The Digest is the only existing compilation of U.S. patents of breech-loading and repeating small arms. [...] As a means for identifying trial or experimental pieces (usually unmarked on the guns themselves) this reference work is without parallel."
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