Quiller Press. 1995 London, 1st edn, 262pp, hundreds of photos in b&w and color, Limited edition 1/2 leather binding issue. A FINE copy, SIGNED and numbered by Donald Dallas. This was part of a limited leather-bound edition numbered and signed by the author. However no limitation number filled in. Original invoice and letter from publisher enclosed from 1996. Item #004644
The famous London gun maker Boss & Company has been in continuous existence for two centuries. During this period, it has remained a family firm. Considered one of the "Big Three" in London gunmaking, it is the only firm of this group on which no book has been published. It chronicles the company from its founding by Thomas Boss (1790-1857) to the present day. Boss & Company has been a major innovative force in gunmaking; they were the first to have a good working single trigger and the first to make a light and elegant, yet strong, over and under. Several appendices give considerable detail on the breakdown of gun production, on Boss patents, on how to date Boss guns, and on the family. Profusely illustrated with hundreds of photos in color as well as black and white, printed on quality glossy paper and fully authorized by Boss this book is the most detailed, best, and most elaborate production ever produced on any of the London gunmakers.