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AUCTION 22

 

Colt Redivivus


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142.     [COLT REVOLVERS]. HENDERSON, Halton. Artistry in Single Action. By Halton Henderson. Edited by Bill Sloan. Foreword by J. Evetts Haley Photographs by Charles DeBus. Dallas: Published by Chama Press, [1989]. [i-vi] vii-xi [3], 1-110, [2, colophon] pp., numerous text illustrations (mostly photographic). 4to (28.5 x 22 cm), original brown levant morocco over tan cloth, spine and label on upper cover lettered in gilt. Very fine, in original light brown cloth-covered slipcase. Original two-color publication announcement laid in. Signed sentiment by author on half title.

     First edition, limited edition (#334 of 400 copies designed by David Holman and printed at the Wind River Press, Austin, bound by Craig Jensen at BookLab in Austin, signed by Holman and Jensen on colophon). The book is about modern revolvers, mostly 44-magnums, based on tradition and designs of Samuel Colt. Edmond Henri de la Garrigue is discussed as the father of the “Grizzly Single Action Revolver,” which is the main subject of the book: “The gun that de la Garrigue envisioned was like no other single action the world had ever seen. It would have all the fine attributes of the timeless Colt design, but none of the drawbacks and shortcomings” (p. 7). “The Grizzly was conceived, designed, and manufactured in Texas” (p. 5).

($150-300)

Sold. Hammer: $150.00; Price Realized: $180.00

Auction 22 Abstracts

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