Some months back did a trade at one of the gunshops I'm addicted to. A gentleman had passed who was into black powder cartridge shooting. The main item is a C. Sharps .50-140 complete with an MVA 6 power scope. Other than the rifle, none of the associated collection had reached the sales floor. As I'm standing amongst various piles and size boxes in the kinda dingy back room I see a couple of home made completely full desktop bookshelves. Turns out they contain all his load data, all his notes from the range complete with weather info, chrono readings, etc. Those shelves are now on my desk and I am going through all the priceless contents.
.....and found a first edition of the book in the title of this thread.
This book will never leave my possession, but I had to see what dollar value it has. Wow!! Going by a bunch of google hits it appears it's in the neighborhood of $200!! (There was an Amazon hit that claimed nearly $2000 - but I don't think I'll go by that.)
Haven't felt well the last couple months so have spent that time doing inventory, there have been a few revelations.
"Well hell boys. I'd damn sight rather be hung by my friends than by a bunch'a damn strangers."