Guns, Gun Collecting, Collectors, Historians. Collectors and Historians, through its Reviewing Board, took pride in sponsoring this book as an accurate and useful reference work in the field of arms literature. This book is an effort to trace the story form the discovery of gunpowder to the late Nineteenth Century. Beautiful full color illustrations and descriptions. (249 Pgs.) Beautiful Red cloth boards, light foxing upper edge, otherwise, VVG. Big Book.AUTHOR: Harold L. Peterson with Special Photography by Arie de Zanger PUBLISHER: Ridge Press Book, NY ISBN: 62-15426 YEAR: 1962 FORMAT: Hardcover EDITION: First Ed.