(1994) ND 2nd printing. Small 4to (185 x 260mm). Ppxix,236. Colour plates, b/w photographs, illustrations. Brown cloth, spine titled in gilt. Very good in like dust-wrapper. This is a detailed account of the gunmakers of the Basque Country, on the North Atlantic coast. Often established for centuries, the makers of this region have long produced both high quality bespoke weapons and mass produced variety. In recent years, overseas shooters have come to appreciate the quality of Basque shotguns, at a price often rather lower than that of their competitors in other European countries. Terry Wieland's book is divided into three sections - the first historical, the second examining makers of note who are currently active; Eibar and the Gunmakers' School and Museum; the modern spanish side by side; Aguirre y Aranzabal; Elgoibar; Pedro Arizabalaga; Armas Garbi; Ignacio Ugartechea; Spanish guns in America; tomorrow. Appendices deal with; ordering a shotgun, glossary of English and spanish terminology, Spanish proof and the Eibar proof house, bibliography, Spanish shotgun makers (1972), a directory of Spanish custom gunmakers (1994). Aimed at an American audience who are far less aware of the Basque country than European shooters, this is an interesting and readable book about a gun making region which has received far less attention than its equivalents in, say, Britain or Italy. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: The extraordinary shotguns produced by the craftsman of Spain's Basque Country are no longer a secret. Their shooting qualities, beauty, and great value have been extolled by a host of experts. Sportsmen of considerable means and everyday bird hunters alike have found guns that suit their tastes from such makers as AYA, Arrieta, Ugartechea, and many more
In this vastly expanded treatment of the subject, Wieland provides a completely updated guide to the guns and gunmakers, reliving history, going inside manufacturing facilities, discussing design and assembly, touring the region, and sampling its food, wine, and warmth. There are more than 150 color photographs to accompany the text and show precisely how the guns and workrooms look. There are three new maps, as well, including one that will allow visitors to navigate Eibar like a seasoned veteran.
From the Back Cover: The greatest gun-making town in the world is not Obernsdorf, Germany, nor Birmingham in England, it is Eibar, Spain. Unassuming and unpublicized, this little city produces some of the finest double guns in the world. Terry Wieland provides a thorough guide to the guns and their makers from this small city in Basque Country, reliving history, touring manufacturing facilities, discussing design and assembly, and exploring the region to sample its food, wine, and warmth. It is an unparalleled journey.
Título: SPANISH BEST: THE FINE SHOTGUNS OF SPAIN. By...
Editorial: Countrysport Press. New Albany, Ohio.
Descripción Countrysport Press, U.S.A., 1994. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. 1st Edition. Brown boards with gilt lettering, dust jacket is black with a photo of a matched pair of AyA game guns. Summary: "A practical and comprehensive source of information for anyone considering buying a Spanish gun, as well as a reference guide for those who already own one.". Nº de ref. de la librería 004609
Descripción Countrysport Press,U.S., usa, 1994. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine. 1st Edition. like new except for previous owner name and stamp on front end page and first title page. must have loved seeing his name in print. Nº de ref. de la librería 016665
Descripción Countrysport Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 0924357444 1994. 236 pages. Brown cloth with gold spine titling, fine. Spine square. Binding sound. Dust jacket in protective Mylar, prior bookseller's label to rear inner flap, else fine. Interior clean and bright, unmarked. Nº de ref. de la librería BBS-2006740
Descripción Countrysport Press, 1994. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0000948544
Descripción U.S.A.: Countrysport Press, 1995. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Fine in a Near Fine jacket. 1st Printing. 236pp 8vo. Nº de ref. de la librería 133494
Descripción Countrysport Press, 1995. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine Dust Jacket. Second Printing. CL:EAN Fine hard cover with Fine dust jacket. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Nº de ref. de la librería 037866
Descripción Countrysport Press 1994-09, 1994. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: good. 1st. 0924357444. Nº de ref. de la librería 482913
Descripción Countrysport Press,U.S., 1994. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. No damage to book, Black Glossy DJ has slight shelfware on back only. Craftsmen of yesterday and today. Beautiful photos and details. Nº de ref. de la librería 020459
Descripción Countrysport Press, 1995. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG0924357444
Descripción Countrysport Press, New Albany, Ohio, 1994. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. 1994, Countrysport Press, New Albany, Ohio, Second Print, Hardcover with dustjacket, black dustjacket with gold titles and photo of guns. Light wear, scratches on back. Otherwise clean, unmarked, undamaged. Guns, Shotguns, Gunmaking, firearms, Arrieta, Armas Garbi, Ignacio Ugartechea, Eibar, Victor Sarasqueta, Basque, History, Hunting, DIARM. Nº de ref. de la librería 010198