AMERICAN / EUROPEAN ANTIQUE WEAPONRY / MILITARY AND RELATED VOLUMES, LOT OF 34, including John Walter, "Guns of the Gurkhas", 2005, Tharston Press, first edition, signed by the author; Dr. De Witt Bailey, "Small Arms of the British Forces in America, 1664-1815", 2009, Andrew Mowbray Inc., first edition; Howard L. Blackmore, "British Military Firearms, 1650-1850", 1962, Herbert Jenkins, second printing; Blackmore, "English Pistols", 1985, The Trustees of the Armories, H.M. Tower of London, first edition, signed by the author; Erik Goldstein/Stuart Mowbray, "The Brown Bess", 2010, Mowbray Publishing, first edition, signed by author with personal inscription; Wallace Gusler/James Lavin, "Decorated Firearms, 1540-1870: From the Collection of Clay P. Bedford", 1977, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation; Ross Whitehead, "Buckles, 1250-1800", 2003, Greenlight Publishing; and Gwen Squire, "Buttons: A Guide for Collectors", 1972, Frederick Muller. Hardcover, some with dust jackets, and soft cover.
Very good to excellent condition overall, some expected wear to covers or dust jackets, a few undescribed examples with minor tears or losses to dust jackets, interiors generally very clean.
Provenance: From the research library of Ivor Noel Hume, O.B.E., F.S.A., Williamsburg, VA.
Catalogue Note: Ivor Noel Hume (1927-2017), O.B.E. (Order of the British Empire), F.S.A. (Fellow, Society of Antiquaries), was a distinguished scholar, author, and former director of the Department of Archaeological Research at Colonial Williamsburg.