This is kind of the holy grail of bullet casting manual collecting, at least it is for me. While not real hard to find, if you're willing to pay a premium, reasonable priced copies in good condition are rare. I paid $24 for this one on Amazon, but the original white colored spline was mostly gone and it was a non-standard size, just like you'd expect from Lyman (ie: similar to the choice of machine screws), luckily I have a spline machine, so I trimmed all the pages slightly, and re-punched them for a standard spline, of course I lost a bit of each page, as you can see in the photos. The rest of the handbook is in great condition, including a foldout poster, so it was well worth the effort.
While most of us, refer to this as the "Lyman cast bullet handbook #1" (and that's why I worded the title that way, for search purposes), that actual title is "Handbook of cast bullets" copyright july 1958. I'm posting photos of my favorite pages, as there is some neat Artwork, I'm hoping this doesn't violate any copyrights?
Photo opposite of first preface, H. Guy Loverin
Note from Charles E. Lyman III, credits/thanks to those who helped put this book together.
typical data page
Inside back cover
Front of foldout poster inside back cover
Back of foldout poster inside back cover
outside back cover