New York, N.Y. Random House, 2000. First Edition [stated]. Hardcover. xii, 370 pages. Oversized book, measuring 8-3/4 inches by 11-1/4 inches. DJ has sticker residue on front. Illustrated endpapers. Includes Introduction, The Beretta Heritage, The Beretta Elegance, Sporting Shotguns for the Field, Shotguns for Competition, Military Rifles and Machine Guns, Handguns for Sport and Self-Defense; Beretta's M9: The U.S. Service Pistol Triumph; Sporting Rifles and Big Game Hunting; Beretta Sport, the Galleries, and subsidiaries; The Beretta Family: Present and Future; Epilogue: Current Information through Early 2000. Also includes Technical Data, Appendices, Notes, Bibliography, Acknowledgments, Collection Credits, and Photography Credits, and Index. R. L. Wilson was a freelance consultant in the fields of Americana, firearms, and engraving and the author of more than 50 books, including benchmark works on Beretta, Colt and Winchester.