“If you had enough money, you could hardly commit crimes at all. You just perpetrated amusing little peccadilloes.”
PRATCHETT, Terry. Men at Arms. London, Victor Gollancz, 1993.
8vo. Original red cloth, titled gilt to spine, with illustrated dust wrapper; pp. 288; near fine.
First edition. A satire on the seductive nature of firearms, Men at Arms follows the travails of the Ankh-Morporkian city watch, who find themselves ill equipped to deal with an elusive assassin carrying a demonically-posessed "gonne". The book also discusses affirmative action policies, with the watch recruiting lycanthropes, trolls and other new members into its fold.
This is the 15th book in the Discworld canon, and the 2nd book in the The Watch subcanon.