Tan cloth gilt. Square Tight Binding.Clean bright interior. Binding with just a hint of edge wear, else Fine. Jacket with mild rubbing and light soiling but very little, if any, edge wear. Presents handsomely in archival mylar. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Mr. Kindig's thoughts concern American flintlock rifles as works of art and this book is a grand display of this art. His thesis is that the gunsmiths who made these rifles were the finest artisans who worked in early America. He provdes this by showing detailed photos of 262 of the finest pieces from his famous collection. Flintlock rifles were produced chiefly along the Appalachian piedmont from the eastern border of Pennsylvania to South Carolina. From locality to locality within this region distinctly different artistic details were used to decorate the rifles, and distintcly different styles of stock architecture and metal mountains were used. Kindig's study is the first to recognize the existence of these many schools of gun-smithing and to show the importance of them to the study of the rifle and its art. Lancaster County, Pa., rifles, it may be seen, frequently have a daisy-like flower as a motif on the patchbox. In contrast, a flower with four pointed petals frequently was used in York Count. The art of the longrifle is basically rococo art, but on this rifle it becomes American rococo, far removed in both time and place from the rococo of Europe. No field of American antiques holds as much fine and varied rococo art as does the longrifle. And this is the book which it can be seen and studied.
Title: Thoughts on the Kentucky rifle in its golden...
Publisher: G. Shumway
Publication Date: 1971
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: 1st Edition.
Book Description York, PA: G. Shumway, 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. 4th Edition. A solid copy with clean internals and some wear to boards. Dust jacket is whole with numerous very small tears and chips. Not pristine but an excellent reference copy. 561pp. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1487182904226
Book Description George Shumway, York, Penn., 1976. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. Fourth Printing. Bookseller Inventory # 012703
Book Description George Shumway,, York:, 1976. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Part of the Longrifle Series. Black and white photographs throughout. Fourth printing. Foxing on edges, previous owner's name and address on front endpage, else very good in a very good (tape repairs on verso) dust jacket. ; 561 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 84017
Book Description George Shumway, York, PA, 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Over-sized hardbound (small folio). The only date for Shumway Publishing on the copyright page is 1964, but the book has an ISBN number which indicates a publishing year of 1971--but there is a gift inscription in ink from Christmas 1970 on the front flyleaf. The off white cloth binding shows some light wear, some faint foxing. No distortion of the binding from reading or improper shelving. Pages are tight and clean with no marks. No odor. The dust jacket shows moderate edge wear, no sun fading. Dust jacket in an archival protector. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Bookseller Inventory # MP16-2860Z
Book Description George Shumway, York, Pennsylvania, 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good-. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Third Printing. The author's thoughts concern American flintlock rifles as works of art and this book is a grand display of this art. His thesis is that the gunsmiths who made these rifles were the finest artisans who worked in early America. He proves this by showing detailed photos of 262 of the finest pieces from his famous collection. Very Good Minus: spine ends and corners bumped and worn. Good dust jacket: pieces torn from spine ends and top front edge. Fore-edges soiled. Spine slightly cocked and spine top slightly separated from text block, but still attached and book fully intact. Ships same or next business day. ; Longrifle Series; 9.13 X 6.57 X 1.11 inches; 561 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 70108
Book Description G. Shumway, 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # P020873870336
Book Description G. Shumway, 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: Like New. Bookseller Inventory # P010873870336
Book Description G. Shumway, 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110873870336