SIGNED COLT REFERENCE BOOK BY R. L. WILSON FROM THE LIBRARY OF THE LATE ARTIST AND SCULPTOR RON TUNISON

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Nice hardcover copy of “THE BOOK OF COLT FIREARMS” by R. L. Wilson and published by Blue Book Publications in 1993.

Volume meas. approx. 9.25 x 12.25 inches with full color dustjacket in excellent condition with just some minor edge wear.

Interior runs 595 pages and is profusely illustrated with page after page of black and white photos as well as numerous color plates. Inside front cover has an autographed bookplate.

Binding is excellent. Interior is clean.

Excellent one volume reference on Colt manufactured weapons. The volume also lists Government inspectors associated with Colt as well as a history of the company.

Ron Tunison (1947 – 2013) was born in Richmond Hill, N.Y., and was a graduate of the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. He was a scholarship student at the NYC National Academy where he continued his sculpting studies. He went on to become an internationally acclaimed sculptor of nine heroic bronze monuments: "General W. Crawford," near Little Round Top on the Gettysburg Battlefield, the “Friend to Friend Masonic Memorial" on Steinwehr Ave., the bas-relief "Delaware State Memorial" on Taneytown Road, and "The Gettysburg Civil War Women's Memorial" at Evergreen Cemetery. On the Antietam National Battlefield is Tunison's "Irish Brigade Monument." "The Bivouac" is at the entrance to the Civil War Soldier's Museum at Pamplin Historical Park near Petersburg, Va. "The Delaware Continentals" heroic size bronze of three advancing Revolutionary War soldiers stands atop a twenty-five-foot granite pedestal in front of Legislative Hall at Dover, Delaware. At Ringgold Gap in Atlanta, Ga., is Ron's life-size General Patrick Cleburne. Dedication ceremonies for “General John Barry, U.S. Naval Commander”, took place May 10th, 2014 at U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD.  Ron was the entrepreneur behind his own company Historical Sculptures, where he sculpted smaller statues.

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