Description[Firearms]. C. M. Wilcox. Rifles and Rifle Practice: An Elementary Treatise upon the Theory of Rifle Firing, .... New York: 1859. First edition. First American rifle manual.
[Firearms]. C. M. Wilcox. Rifles and Rifle Practice: An Elementary Treatise upon the Theory of Rifle Firing, ... With Descriptions of the Infantry Rifles of Europe and the United States, .... New York: 1859. First edition. First American rifle manual. Rare.
Octavo. viii, 276 pages. Complete with folding frontispiece chart and five folding plates in rear. Publisher's full green cloth stamped in gilt on front cover and spine. Library shelf label on front board, spine sunned and worn, some wear to a few corners, text a bit toned with some occasional foxing. Ownership signature of ornithologist Ruthven Deane (1851-1934). A very rare treatise.
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