We wound up with a duplicate book in the Reference Library: Geschichte und Technik der Selbstladepistole (History and Technology of the Self-Loading Pistol) by Werner Mootz. It’s a pretty neat book, loaded with patent drawings of obscure early selfloading and manual repeating pistols – and the text is all in German (FYI). It’s a pretty rare book to find here in the US, and the only copy on Amazon right now is over $200.
We’ll let this one go for $55 shipped – if you’re interested, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Update – book has been sold.
Here are a few examples of the contents: