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1 Sharpe, Philip B. The Rifle in America, With an Introduction By Julian S. Hatcher
New York William Morrow & Co. 1938 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Inscribed and signed "Greetings Mr. Shooter, Philip Sharpe". Red leather binding with gold print. Has former owners nam in front and bookplate otherwise very clean contents. This is a first edition. Very good scarce collectors grade copy of this book. No dust. Philip Burdette Sharp was born in Portland, Maine on 16 May 1903 to Elias and Jennie (Mabelmaylor Clark) Sharpe.He attended Portland University and in Oct 1928 married Lotta Marguerite Burby at Portsmouth, NH. In 1930. Phil and Marguerite (as she was known) divorced in 1936. Philip answered the call of his country at war and was sworn in as an ordnance officer serving in both the U.S. and European theater as a small arms expert analyzing small arms. He was also vice-president of the Outdoor Writers Association. He was a staff writer for the National Rifle Association in which he held a life membership. He was also a member of the Campfire Club of America. Most of his writing was on ballistics and other technical subjects, but he also had done some fiction writing.He conducted a business as an importer of rifles from Denmark, guns that had been designed to his specifications for cartridges developed by his own firm of Sharpe and Hart. Scarce signed copy.; Author Signed; Photographs, Illustrations; Signed by Author 
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