RANDALL GIBSON - INSCRIBED BOOK SIGNED - HFSID 9726
Sale Price $126.00
RANDALL GIBSONA signed hardcover copy of The Krieghoff Parabellum, the gun historian's seminal publication about the Krieghoff Luger guns used by Nazi Germany in WWII. Extremely rare! Inscribed Book Signed: “To Mary Ann Sparks / with best regards - Randall Gibson”. Signed on the first blank page. 9x11¼. Hardcover, no book jacket. Title: The Krieghoff Parabellum. Publisher: Walsworth Publishing Company. Place: Marceline, Missouri. Year: 1988. Pages: 279. The first printing of this ground-breaking book was a limited edition 1500 copies, making that printing extremely rare. Due to the book's overwhelming popularity, there was a second printing in 1988. This copy is from the second printing. The book is still cited today as the best source on Krieghoff Luger pistols used by Germans during WWII. There were eight gun manufacturers who supplied Nazi Germany with semi-automatic pistols, but only three manufactured them at a large enough scale to collect: DWM, Mauser, and Krieghoff. The most collectible are Krieghoff due to their relatively limited production and high variation. George Randall Gibson (1935-2007) was an avid gun collector. He maintained a collection of German Lugers and was also a big auto racing fan. After earning an MBA in 1959, Gibson worked in the oil and gas business. Light smudging on hard cover. Otherwise, fine condition.
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