Privately printed for members of the firearms Classics library. Film was prepared from an original 1950 edition. The book was printed and bound by Quebecor printing. The text paper was specially made for this edition by P. H. Glatfelter company. The binding is a genuine pig skin, furnished by the Cromwell leather company. End it leaves are 300-denier silk Moire. Edges are gilded and spines are brass-die stamped in 22 karat gold.