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In Pursuit of The Best Gun 1812 - 2012. The History of Westley Richards by Jeremy Musson with Photographs by Terry Allen. The Second Edition.

The new cover is revealed! Earlier in the year in a post I offered up some suggestions and asked for advice on which cover to use from the scamps that Colin Townsend had prepared. I am not sure if I followed the advice exactly as there were people who liked each version. Certainly a very strong contender on the original post was this crop of the oil painting of the Bishop of Bond Street. I hope everyone agrees that it has ended up a fitting cover for the second edition.

Westley Richards, In Pursuit of the Best Gun 1812 -2012.

The book itself is little changed but has an additional 32 page final chapter written by Jeremy Musson with 35 new images. These illustrate the guns that were in production at the time of the last publication and which were not ready to be photographed. In all other respects the book is the same, we have used the same printer and binder, same quality paper throughout and the book will be sent out in the same crush proof  box with logo as we used last time. The only things that have changed are that the book is larger and it is now less expensive!

The 2nd edition will be priced at £75 and a special offer is available to readers of 'The Explora' to pre-order a copy at a 20% discount. Please follow this link 'In Pursuit Offer' to  pre order a copy at £60 and enter discount code EXPLORA1812167 at the checkout. The books will ship late September early October. My thanks in advance for your kind orders.

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Westley Richards, In Pursuit of the Best Gun 1812 -2012.


  • Vance Daigle on July 16, 2015 at 11:14 am

    Bravo & Congratulations to you Sir, great choice on the cover!!!

    In Christ

  • Neill on July 17, 2015 at 1:31 am

    Well, it's ordered - looking forward to getting it.

    • Simon Clode on July 17, 2015 at 4:21 am

      Thank You!

  • neil mcveigh on July 17, 2015 at 7:31 am

    Simon will it be avaiable at SCI next year?

    • Simon Clode on July 17, 2015 at 1:21 pm

      Yes it will be Neil.

  • Leif HerrGeselll on July 17, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    So pleased you are continuing to feed our curiosity about the arcana of and history of WR's artistry.

  • Nigel Barker on July 18, 2015 at 11:04 am

    Ordered as Christmas present to myself.

    • Simon Clode on July 18, 2015 at 12:14 pm

      I hope it goes well with a glass of port!

  • Keith Fahl on July 20, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    Will these be numbered? If so can I order the same number as my first book?

    • Simon Clode on July 21, 2015 at 12:49 am

      This edition is not numbered, we are only doing a standard edition as we ran out of these some time ago now.


      • Keith Fahl on July 21, 2015 at 5:11 pm

        I will still want one for the collection.

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