Very Good. Item #9857
Washington, D.C.: The American Ordnance Association, 1959. Later printings. Octavo saddle-stapled pamphlets (26x20cm); both volumes unpaginated; Ordnance [10pp] with bibliography and 11 illustrations and tables; Ammunition [16pp] with bibliography, 6-page list of ammunition stores, and 18 illustrations and tables.
Covers in heavy laid paper; leaves in medium-weight ivory laid paper. Some tanning to cover edges (visible in photo), volumes otherwise unmarred and unmarked apart from previous owner's stamp inside front covers.
Both volumes were produced in preparation for "the period of the Civil War Observance, 1961-1965."
From the respective Forewords by the editors of "Ordnance: the Bimonthly Journal of the American Ordnance Association":
"Harold Peterson, who wrote the text, is a recognized authority on American arms and armor. He is the author of 'American Knives' (1958), 'Arms and Armor in Colonial America' (1956), and 'The American Sword.' Robert L. Miller, the illustrator, received his training at George Washington University, Corcoran School of Art, and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Washington, D.C., where he is employed as a bank-note designer."
"Colonel Lewis, the author, is a lifelong student of American small arms and ammunition. In addition to his authorship of the authentic treatise, 'Small Arms and Ammunition in the United States Service,' published by the Smithsonian Institution, he is a contributing editor of the American Rifleman, a fellow of the Company of Military Collectors and Historians, and a contributor to the Encyclopedia Britannica."