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Washington DC: American Ordnance Association, c1962. Presumed First Edition, First printing of reprints thus. Wraps. 32 pages plus covers. Illustrations. Map. Cover has wear and soiling. Format is approximately 8.25 inches by 11.25 inches. This is an American Ordnance Association historical armament series reprint. The supply and employment of arms and related equipment had much to do with influencing the course of the Civil War as this present series of articles, reprinted from Ordnance magazine, depicts in interesting and authentic fashion. The articles were printed in consecutive issues of Ordnance magazine from the July-August 1960 through the November-December 1961 number.
Portsmouth: J. Griffin and Co., 1889. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Hardcover (Partially leather). xxiv, 723,  pages. Illustrations (some with color). Folding Map. Tables. Marbled endpapers and part of cover. Some cover wear. The Naval Annual was a book that provided considerable text and graphic information (largely concerning the British Royal Navy) which had previously been obtainable only by consulting a wide range of often foreign language publications. It was started by Thomas Brassey, 1st Earl Brassey in 1886. Though often compared with Jane's Fighting Ships, the two British annuals were, in fact quite different. The Brassey series began a dozen years earlier, and its special strength was the dozen or more detailed articles on naval matters, authored by experts. They covered British and other nations' naval developments ranging from the latest ships to overall policy. The first five or six Brassey volumes used a second color (a light blue green) to highlight armored portions of naval vessels' hulls.
New York: Winchester Press, 1971. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hard Cover. Format is approximately 8.75 inches by 11.25 inches. 249,  pages. Illustrations. Index. Cover has some wear, soiling, and bumped corners. Minor endpaper and some page soiling. Contains Introduction, as well as chapters on Early Muskets and Muzzle-Loading Pistols; Muzzle-Loading Ammunition; Muzzle-loading Rifles; Breech-Loading Ammunition; Early Breech-Loading Rifles; Single-Shot Cartridge Rifles; Springfield Single Shot Breech-Loading Rifles; Repeating Firearms; Conclusions; and an Index. The first century of American gunmaking witnessed a flowering of new and more complex and technologically developed firearms designs. This book explores that growth, the gun systems and designs, their manufacture, the arms inventors, and the Civil War, which forced a rapid change to the use of modern breechloading arms and self-contained metallic cartridges.
Richmond, VA: The William Byrd Press, 1969. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 114,  pages. Illustrations/Inscribed on the fep to Ms. Virginia M. Rosser With All our Best Wishes, Major General Oliver W. Lewis Major General USAF (Ret). Oliver W. Lewis, was vice president of the American Defense Preparedness Association, and as such interacted with the American Ordnance Association. Brigadier General Benedict Crowell, who had served as the Assistant Secretary of War during WWI, realized that there needed to be an approach for involving industry with national defense. In October 1919, he convened a meeting of military officers and leading manufacturers at Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland to discuss this deficiency and explore what might be done. The result of this gathering was the establishment of the Army Ordnance Association. The goal of this Association was industrial preparedness, both in peacetime and in times of war. Crowell served as the Chairman of the AOA from 1920 to 1945. In 1948, the Army Ordnance Association changed its name to the American Ordnance Association, reflecting the changes brought about by the establishment of the Department of Defense. At that time, the Association broadened its technical coverage and activities to include manufacturing, emerging technologies, and supply chains for sustainment. On January 1, 1965, the Armed Forces Chemical Association and the American Ordnance Association merged and continued to address their foundational mission under the banner of the American Ordnance Association. In 1973, the name of the Association was changed to American Defense Preparedness Association – the ADPA.