When a complex and comprehensive historical book like Magnificent Colts™ is produced, the production team will preview the project with what in the book trade is known as a ”BLAD” – acronym for Book Layout and Design.
For Magnificent Colts™ Selections from the Robert M. Lee Collection, the BLAD is among the finest ever created. The 16-actual-size pages are composed of the front and back cover of Volume I, an introductory on “The Art of the Gun® Series”, the title page, author biographies, Table of Contents, and selected excerpts from Chapter I, entitled “The Gold Standard.”
The detail on the full size images of the firearms are so perfect that they are as if the actual firearm is on that page. Examining the images with a magnifying glass presents the same detail as if examining that specific Colt in person.
Quality of the Blad is equal to the quality of the two-volume Magnificent Colts™ book, and with a limited edition of only 2,000 copies, this publication is a firearms collectors’ item in and of itself. The edition will not be reprinted, and is therefore part of the package which the publishers feel makes Magnificent Colts™ the most exquisite, collectible book on firearms ever published.