Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First English Edition
Publisher: London: Collins, 1959.
Price sticker removed from front inner flap of jacket leaving a scuff mark.
Set in a fictional, unnamed American town in the early 1800s, the Pistol tells the story of a young man, the son of a gunsmith, who is apprenticed to his father. The young man, John, is a restless and ambitious youth, and he dreams of becoming a gunsmith like his father. When John's father dies, he is left to run the family business on his own. John becomes skilled at crafting firearms, but he is also drawn to the excitement and danger of the Old West. One day, John is approached by a man named Ned, who tells him that he has heard of a great opportunity to make money in the West. John decides to take Ned up on his offer and sets off for the frontier.; 8vo; $7.00.