A grouping of 17 vintage books related to firearms and shooting from the estate of Tom Siatos. The Art of Revolver Shooting by Walter Winans, 1901, G.P. Putnam’s Sons / Knickerbocker Press, fair-to-poor, with some cracking and loosening of binding and wear/bumping at the edges; The Dead Shot by “Marksman”, 1863, Townsend, fair, with fading, rubs and chipping to cover and some browning and spotting to pages; How To Use The Pistol by The Industrial Publishing Company, 1875, good, with beginning of a separation and former owner’s name written in pencil; How To Become An Expert Shot by The Mercantile Publishing Company, 1875, stated second, poor, with owner’s names, separations and detached pages; Suggestions to Military Riflemen by Townsend Whelen, 1906, Franklin Hudson Publishing Company, good; Letters To Young Shooters by Ralph Payne-Gallwey, 1890, Spottiswoode, inscribed by the author to a relative, fair, with beginning of separation; Pistol and Revolver Shooting by A.L.A. Himmelwright, fair, with chipping of spine and play in the binding; American Pistol Shooting by William D. Frazer, 1929, Dutton, good, with bookplate; Small Bore Rifle Shooting by E.C. Crossman, 1927, Small Arms Technical Publishing Company, very good, with author’s inscription to Milford Baker and Baker’s book plate, minor pencil notes; Experts on Guns & Shooting by G.T. Teasdale-Buckell, 1900, Sampson Low, Marston & Company, fair, with cracked gutters front and back and a related article pasted to inside covers; The Modern Shotgun Volumes I, II & III by Gerald Burrard, 1950, good with book plates; Modern Shot Guns by W.W. Greener, sans date, Cassell & Company, poor, with chipped spine and separating binding; Modern American Rifles by A.C. Gould (“Ralph Greenwood”), 1892, Bradlee Whidden, poor with separated binding, attached typed letter from Gould (on Shooting and Fishing stationery) dated 9/29/02 to F.P. Peckhan presenting as a gift copy; Blasters’ Handbook by the DuPont Corporation, 1952, stated 13th Sesqucentennial Edition, former owner’s name written on inside and outer page ends; The Art of Shooting by Charles Lancaster, 1892, McCorquodale, stated fourth, fair. TOM SIATOS (1923-2008) spent the majority of his life in close association with firearms and hunting. His professional contributions, tremendous category knowledge, bottomless enthusiasm and bold personality influenced the firearms industry and outdoor media to such a degree that it remains a viable force today. Tom was the second editor of Guns & Ammo Magazine. As such, he was responsible for the general tone of the iconic publication. A consummate hunter, spectacular all-around shot and true connoisseur of fine firearms, his interests spanned the full spectrum of the shooting sports. In 1942, Tom enlisted in the Marine Corps. He served in units that scouted and destroyed isolated enemy communication sites on a number of Pacific islands, eventually receiving a battlefield commission. After concluding his service, he attended UCLA and later joined the fledgling Petersen’s Publishing Company in 1958. A series of promotions led to him to become vice president of the Petersen’s Publishing Outdoor Division, which thrived under his leadership. Tom Siatos was a mentor, visionary, leader, father figure and a true original. We will never see his like again. The price is firm. $300 plus shipping.
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