Item #67110 The Shotgun History & Development. Geoffrey BOOTHROYD.

The Shotgun History & Development.

London: A & C Black, 1985. [Firearms] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (24 x 16cm), pp.240. With photographic illustrations throughout. Publisher's red cloth with gilt titles to spine, original pictorial dust-jacket priced at £15. Some light handling, near fine. Geoffrey Boothroyd was a British expert on firearms who wrote several standard reference works on the subject. He provided weapons and technical advice to author Ian Fleming for the James Bond novels and their film adaptations. Dubbed 'Armourer to 007' by Fleming, he was immortalised in print as quartermaster 'Major Boothroyd', and in film as 'Q', the man responsible for all of 007's guns, cars and gadgets. From the comprehensive bibliographical archive assembled by Jon Gilbert, with pencil ownership. His encyclopaedic guide to the works of Ian Fleming (2012) won the 16th Breslauer Prize for bibliography. Item #67110

Gilbert, p.635.

Price: £55.00

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