I just got a copy of the Colt Whitneyville-Walker Pistol book and found it not only to be signed by the author, but embossed from the library of Alan S. Bishop. There's even a note buried in the middle for Alan, from a Bret something...? dated May 15, 2015. It's kind of like finding a hidden note or name inside grip panels on a used gun.
I figured I'd check to see if maybe Mr. Bishop is or was part of our forum.