This is an extensive photographic study of American longrifles made in the colonial period, the Revolutionary period, and the post-Revolutionary years before the Federal Period.
For each of the 139 rifles treated (in the 2 volumes) there are ten or more detailed photographs.
A description of each rifle accompanies the illustrations, and many important dimensions are given.
The text is concerned with the complex subject of the evolution of the baroque and rococo art that adorns it.
Casebound, 352 pages, 800 illustrations