Signed first edition of Peters & King by Thomas D. Schiffer.
Quarto, 225pp. Blue faux leather, title in gilt on spine and front cover. Faint foxing to top edge, else fine. In the publisher’s near fine dust jacket, retail price on rear cover, touch of shelf wear, bright illustrations. Signed by the author on the half title.
From the publisher: “Today, Peters Cartridge and King Powder draw considerable interest from serious collectors – boxes, calendars, powder kegs, and other items left behind by the two companies regularly fetch hundreds and even thousands of dollars at auction. Few people know the fascinating story behind these now-departed industrial powerhouses and why their products are so valuable today. This new volume traces the evolution of Peters and King from frontier powder mills to sophisticated munitions makers and providing current values for collectible advertising and packaging items. A color section displays and prices the most popular collectibles such as powder kegs, tins, cartridge boxes, and calendars.”