North Carolina Schools of Longrifles 1765 – 1865 by William Ivey
North Carolina Schools of Longrifles 1765 – 1865 by William Ivey is a massive volume that was 40 years in the making, representing a lifetime of collecting and study of North Carolina rifles and powder horns, which are uniquely American and known for their aesthetic qualities. Their sheer beauty and artwork places them among the greatest of the early-American decorative arts.
This select collection of 213 North Carolina Longrifles identifies nine different "schools" or groups with similar decorative features and characteristics. The North Carolina Schools of Longrifles surveys the North Carolina rifle from the eighteenth century to the end of the Confederate period in 1865, with the chapter on Confederate guns, swords and accoutrements being a valuable addition.
This monumental work expands the knowledge and importance of the North Carolina Kentucky rifle as an "art form" with its added historical significance. Hard cover, oversize (9” x 12"), with 392 pages and over 1200 magnificent, full-color photographs, this is a must for all enthusiasts of the Kentucky rifle!
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