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American Engravers III - Masterpieces in Metal by America's Engraving Artisans

New! American Engravers III - Masterpieces in Metal by America’s Engraving Artisans by C. Roger Bleile and edited/published by S.P. Fjestad.

This all new edition features the following:

• Large 9x12 in. landscape format with 264 pages and unique double fold-out!
• Almost 70 of America's best living engravers are showcased
• More than 50 pages of Colt guns alone!
• Over 1,000 stunning color images including 20 different types of engraved objects
• Short biographies are included on each engraver
• Indexes have been provided making quick look-ups and cross referencing easy

Destined to be a classic, American Engravers III once again sets a new standard for art and engraving publications.

C. Roger Bleile and Blue Book Publications have created another classic book on engraving that all involved can be extremely proud to be a part of. I love Roger’s writing because he skillfully includes just enough ‘engraver’s speak’ to be accurate, yet not so much that the reader is confused. I think Roger ‘writes from the bench,’ which is why these books are so good. Simply a must-have book for anyone who enjoys the art of engraving.
– Leonard Francolini, Master Engraver

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Mario Terzi - Master Engraver
By Stephen Lamboy & Elena Michelli-Lamboy, Edited by S.P. Fjestad
Bronze medal winner - Best Coffee Table Book - Independent Publisher Book Awards 2012

This deluxe hardcover coffee table book has 288 pages and five chapters featuring Terzi's finest works. All copies are full color, signed deluxe slipcased editions.

Trying to describe Terzi’s work, both ornamental and figural, in words is really beyond my ability. It must be seen and in Mario Terzi-Master Engraver the reader will see it in the exquisitely detailed, high resolution images that Blue Book Publications’ engraving series has become renowned for. That said, the reader should be prepared for a departure from the previous three books in the Italian series. The new Terzi book is far more colorful! This is true in both the sense of the color scale and the subject matter.

For an Italian engraver, Terzi is using far more precious metal inlay than most of his contemporaries, and his use of enameled figures on some pieces adds richness to the colorful nature of his work and the book. In terms of subject matter, his fantasy scenes, replete with nudes and an assortment of realistic and stylized creatures, reveal an artistic imagination that separates Terzi from even the most adventurous engravers.

- C. Roger Bleile, Author, American Engravers - The 21st Century

Judged on a scale of one to ten, a critiquing scale with which firearms related books are usually rated, Mario Terzi-Master Engraver, rates a solid 100. This isn’t a misprint, as this vast (nearly 300 pages) large format book goes where gun books have never gone before, establishing new benchmarks for photography, production, editing, and quality for any such publications, raising the bar for the “coffee table” genre in general, be they about art, architecture, fashion, or furniture.

The latest of Blue Book Publications’ Italian Master Engraver Series, a dazzling series of books about great gun engravers, it cover the life and work of Italian Master Mario Terzi, whose extraordinary talent and imaginative concepts continue to soar over the boundaries of traditional firearms decoration. Encompassing even enameling, the art of actually painting on guns.

Showcasing such art requires splendid photography and layout and this book offers each in such breathtaking reproductions with deft writing and editing, page after page, that the book itself becomes a work of art. Exquisitely executed details are what elevate great guns from the ordinary; it’s the same with great books.


- Jim Carmichel, Former Longtime Shooting Editor for Outdoor Life

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Firmo & Francesca Fracassi – Master Engravers Standard Edition
By Stephen Lamboy & Elena Micheli-Lamboy, Edited by S.P. Fjestad & Dag Sundseth.

2012 Sporting Classics Award of Excellence
This beautiful color coffee table book is the second in a series featuring Italy’s master engravers. Firmo Fracassi is without a doubt one of the world’s finest engravers and his attention to details defies the imagination. Many stunning macro images of his best works have been included in this landscape format, 236-page, full color hardcover book. His daughter Francesca also has her own section. This is the only book ever done featuring Fracassi’s finest works! The Standard Edition features a red cover with gold foil and a red dust jacket.
Also available in a Deluxe Limited Edition and a Deluxe Artist's Special Edition.

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