First edition of extremely rare, privately printed Colt memorial volume, Armsmear, The Home, The Arm & The Armory of Samuel Colt, 1866. SIGNED and inscribed by Elizabeth Hart Colt ("Mrs. Samuel Colt") to Sarah I. Cowan in 1867. Original boards and binding, with some weakness on the rear spine hinge and a 3" separation. (A very easy conservation job for a competent bookbinder.) Additionally, ex libris bookplate of Charles T. Haven inside front board. Haven wrote multiple books on the history of Colt firearms, including A History of the Colt Revolver from 1836 to 1940. Gold page edges are fine. Spine is straight. A solid and very desirable volume. Book measures 8" wide x 10 5/8" high x 2" deep. 399 pages.
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