New York: Charles J. Godfrey; James W. Godfrey, 1879-1882-1885. First edition. Softcover. Collection of three original trade catalogues and trade circulars from 19th-century American firearm manufacturer's agents and dealers:
- Trade Price List. August 25, 1879. Charles J. Godfrey, Manufacturers' Agent, Importer of and Dealer in Breech and Muzzle Loading Shot Guns, Rifles, Revolvers, Gun Materials, Ammunition, &c.: Folio (13 3/4 x 10 3/4"). 8pp. Original illustrated wrappers.
Godfrey's trade catalogue serves as a highly-descriptive price list of a large variety of shotguns, rifles, revolvers, and firearm accessories.
Among the many items listed: English breech loading double guns manufactured by Bonehill, Webley & Son, W. & C. Scott and Sons, and others; Flobert or parlor rifles; numerous Winchester, Remington, Wesson and Ballard rifles, etc.. The splendid thirty engravings featured in this catalogue depict revolvers, rifles, shell extractors, rammers and blocks, etc..
Folding marks. Closed tears and sporadic and minor chipping at lower margin of the first two leaves (slightly affecting lettering). Trade catalogue in overall good to good+ condition.
- Bargain List. August 15, 1885. Charles J. Godfrey, New York. Bargain Lots of Double Barrel Breech-Loading Shot Guns; Bargain Lots of Double Barrel Muzzle Loading Shot Guns; Bargain Lots of Breech Loading Flobert and Sporting Rifles; Bargain Lots, Army Revolvers: Quarto (10 1/4 x 7 1/2"). pp.
Trade circular dated 1885 describing numerous self-professed bargain lots of rifles, revolvers, shotguns, etc..
Minor creasing. Six tiny holes at center right (slightly affecting lettering). Document in overall good condition.
- Supplement, March 22, 1882. Trade List. James W. Godfrey: Quarto (9 1/4 x 5 1/8"). pp.
Supplement of a trade circular dated 1882. The document is printed on one side only. It offers discounts on Colt's, Parker's, W. C. Scott & Sons', J. P. Clabrough & Bro.'s and Lefaucheux's breech loading double guns; Single breech loading guns; Rifle and shot double guns; Sharp's breech loading rifles, etc..
Supplement creased and chipped at upper left corner (not affecting lettering). Document in overall good- condition. g- to vg. Item #41800