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Title: NEW BOOK on Lancaster long rifles available March 13, 2012
Post by: eastwind on February 22, 2012, 10:39:54 PM
  The LANCASTER LONG RIFLE by Patrick Hornberger & John Kolar.
Published by Eastwind Publishing 2012
Accompanies the Exhibit opening March 11th at the Landis Valley Village & Museum, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Over 60 rifles - 8 pistols - powder horns and bags. Includes history of Lancaster -index and bibliography.
Some of the featured rifles in the book by gunsmiths:
Andreas Albrecht - Christian and John Beck - Peter Berry - Peter Brong - John Brooks - Jacob Dickert - Frederick Fainot - John Fondersmith - Melchoir Fordney - Henry Gibbs Peter Gonter - Jacob Haefer - Isaac Haines - Martin Mylin - Jacob Sees - Martin Shell and many more from institutions and private collections.
Specs: 8 1/2" x 11" landscape - 166 pages - color throughout - hardbound - 100lb paper

$65.00 + $5.00 shipping
(http://i41.tinypic.com/n1w76d.jpg)
Checks to:
Eastwind Publishing
4302 Baildon Road
Trappe, MD 21673 
Title: Re: NEW BOOK on Lancaster long rifles available March 13, 2012
Post by: 490roundball on February 22, 2012, 11:00:45 PM
Thank you very much for the heads up.
Title: Re: NEW BOOK on Lancaster long rifles available March 13, 2012
Post by: Lee Slikkers on February 24, 2012, 02:24:56 AM
Oh boy...you writers need to slow down with all these new books coming out at once I'm gonna go broke in a hurry!

On a more serious note, this looks like a really nice addition to any Gun Builder's Library.
Title: Re: NEW BOOK on Lancaster long rifles available March 13, 2012
Post by: Bill-52 on February 24, 2012, 02:31:31 AM
If I'm not mistaken, that is Martin Shell, Kindig #117, on the cover.  I can't wait to see the exhibit and get the book!
Title: Re: NEW BOOK on Lancaster long rifles available March 13, 2012
Post by: mountainman on March 05, 2012, 02:44:46 AM
is there a phone number, to call for ordering?
Title: Re: NEW BOOK on Lancaster long rifles available March 13, 2012
Post by: eastwind on March 06, 2012, 01:53:42 AM
I've been asked to take credit cards for payment of the book--which Eastwind does not accept - however we can accept PayPal payments to eastwind@hughes.net for the new Lancaster Rifle book. The same price applies: $65.00 + $5.00 shipping in USA. Shipping of the book begins March 12, 2012.
And the Lancaster Long Rifle Exhibit opens this Sunday at the Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum in Lancaster where books are available.
Title: Re: NEW BOOK on Lancaster long rifles available March 13, 2012
Post by: ramserl on March 08, 2012, 03:21:08 AM
how long will show go on for?
Title: Re: NEW BOOK on Lancaster long rifles available March 13, 2012
Post by: mkeen on March 09, 2012, 08:39:50 PM
The exhibit opens on March 11th and will continue through December 31, 2012. On Sunday March 11 the exhibit is open from noon until 5:00 PM. There is no admission charge on Sunday March 11, 2012. On other days it will be $12 adults and $10 seniors.

Martin
Title: Re: NEW BOOK on Lancaster long rifles available March 13, 2012
Post by: spgordon on March 09, 2012, 09:22:44 PM
I saw the exhibit last night: it is terrific!! Beautiful reproductions in the catalog as well. Congratulations to all involved.

Scott
Title: Re: NEW BOOK on Lancaster long rifles available March 13, 2012
Post by: Shreckmeister on March 09, 2012, 09:29:53 PM
Hope they have a good supply of books.  I'll be there pretty soon.
Title: Re: NEW BOOK on Lancaster long rifles available March 13, 2012
Post by: spgordon on March 09, 2012, 09:43:28 PM
The books were going quickly last night but I am sure they have stacks and stacks and stacks ...  -- Scott
Title: Re: NEW BOOK on Lancaster long rifles available March 13, 2012
Post by: aka california eddillon on March 16, 2012, 02:55:16 AM
Got mine yesterday.  Thanks for the quick service.  Extremely well laid out.  Super photo quality.  Now I must have the Berks County book!!!
Title: Re: NEW BOOK on Lancaster long rifles available March 13, 2012
Post by: Osprey on March 18, 2012, 03:24:44 AM
Picked up a copy at the Baltimore Antique Arms show today, great book!
Title: Re: NEW BOOK on Lancaster long rifles available March 13, 2012
Post by: Swampwalker on March 21, 2012, 12:34:10 AM
Was at the Baltimore gun show, went on up to Landis Farm museum in Lancaster Sunday (only 80 miles from Baltimore).  Fantastic show - probably the best collection in that small a space of longrifles as I have ever seen.  Well arranged to allow viewing from all sides.  Picked up the book there - signed by both authors.
Title: Re: NEW BOOK on Lancaster long rifles available March 13, 2012
Post by: Downeastboy on March 21, 2012, 07:14:42 PM
Got my copy 2 days ago.   This is a beautifully done book - everything about it is first rate.   A must have ...    Can't wait to see the exhibit in person.
Title: Re: NEW BOOK on Lancaster long rifles available March 13, 2012
Post by: fm tim on March 21, 2012, 07:45:40 PM
Arrived in the mail today.  Magnificent!
Title: Re: NEW BOOK on Lancaster long rifles available March 13, 2012
Post by: coutios on March 23, 2012, 03:42:19 AM
I'll pick my copy at the Log Cabin Saturday.  They have some on hand as of last Saturday..

Dave
Title: Re: NEW BOOK on Lancaster long rifles available March 13, 2012
Post by: E. Smith on April 05, 2012, 12:42:35 AM
Mine arrived yesterday. I must say I was very impressed. It's one of those "Must Haves".
Title: Re: NEW BOOK on Lancaster long rifles available March 13, 2012
Post by: Stophel on May 07, 2012, 11:21:34 PM
I'll look into getting one.

Now, if only someone would do a good picture book on Lehigh guns....
Title: Re: NEW BOOK on Lancaster long rifles available March 13, 2012
Post by: iron maiden on May 31, 2012, 03:54:32 AM
I was wondering if the book is still available?
Title: Re: NEW BOOK on Lancaster long rifles available March 13, 2012
Post by: Mike R on June 04, 2012, 04:13:07 PM
I received my copy as an early fathers day gift from my wife!  As an old editor, myself, I found a few errors, but overall a great book with many fine rifles and other guns.  One glaring 'error' is on the pages with the first Fordney gun illustrated [don't have book with me to give page]--the close-up of the fluted nosecap is of a different gun!  This is not remarked upon in the text.  Also on another page the word 'abated' is used where I can only assume 'abetted' was meant.  There are a couple more...But, nit-picking aside, I like the book very much. 
Title: Re: NEW BOOK on Lancaster long rifles available March 13, 2012
Post by: mkeen on June 04, 2012, 06:56:58 PM
  One glaring 'error' is on the pages with the first Fordney gun illustrated [don't have book with me to give page]--the close-up of the fluted nosecap is of a different gun!   

You have a good eye, Mike. The Fordney rifle is on pages 80-81 and has an octagonal barrel. The nosecap closeup is on a round barrel. I would have to assume the nosecap picture is from the Fordney fowler on pages 104-105. Unfortunately there are more glaring errors if you know the history of the area.

Martin 
Title: Re: NEW BOOK on Lancaster long rifles available March 13, 2012
Post by: eastwind on June 04, 2012, 08:36:29 PM
To save time I could give a list of all of the many embarrassing typos and possible mistakes in historical dating, but I suspect this site does not want to get that jammed up with such information. In writing the book and at the same time publishing it I often think it best to just do one or the other. A good publisher would have caught the Fordney photo goof, albeit the caps on both rifle and fowler do indeed look the same which is exactly why the art designer didn't catch it.
I know of at least 3-4 typos, a wrong date and some bad type connections, but keep em coming as we may not have caught them all.. it improves our downstream efforts.

Patrick Hornberger
EASTWIND PUBLISHING
Title: Re: NEW BOOK on Lancaster long rifles available March 13, 2012
Post by: wattlebuster on June 10, 2012, 05:15:14 PM
Ordered it, recieved it, still looking at it daily, an love it ;D
Title: Re: NEW BOOK on Lancaster long rifles available March 13, 2012
Post by: Mike New on June 17, 2012, 12:23:13 AM
Got mine today. It is already my favorite!! Mike New
Title: Re: NEW BOOK on Lancaster long rifles available March 13, 2012
Post by: Micah on December 20, 2012, 06:28:58 PM
My wife bought a copy of this book for my Christmas present. Love it, very detailed color photos and enough measurement information to plan from. My only fault with the books is there are no top or bottom views.

I just read on Landis Valley Museum site that the gun exhibit has been extended till June 2013, so if you haven't seen it and want to, you still have time.
Title: Re: NEW BOOK on Lancaster long rifles available March 13, 2012
Post by: Brian Jordan on March 19, 2013, 03:57:18 AM
Are these books still available?
Title: Re: NEW BOOK on Lancaster long rifles available March 13, 2012
Post by: Karl Kunkel on March 19, 2013, 04:20:45 AM
They still had copies for sale at Landis Valley on March 10th.
Title: Re: NEW BOOK on Lancaster long rifles available March 13, 2012
Post by: pan flash on January 22, 2014, 03:40:10 AM
If anyone has one and would like to part with it or knows where I can find one, please contact me. I need to find a copy.
Title: Re: NEW BOOK on Lancaster long rifles available March 13, 2012
Post by: Karl Kunkel on January 22, 2014, 05:39:04 AM
You might try Patrick Hornberger at Eastwind Publishing:

eastwind@hughes.net
Title: Re: NEW BOOK on Lancaster long rifles available March 13, 2012
Post by: Smoketown on January 22, 2014, 06:37:55 AM
Give them a call.

They may have some hiding in the back.

http://www.landisvalleymuseumstore.com/

Cheers,
Smoketown
Title: Re: NEW BOOK on Lancaster long rifles available March 13, 2012
Post by: eastwind on January 23, 2014, 01:15:51 AM
Sorry Karl...our email address has changed to:  eastwind@wildblue.net.

The good news is we do have about 6-8 books remaining (my own supply available to ALR members)...Landis Valley museum has none...

The bad news is it is now $85.00 each + $5.00 shipping.

We will be glad to ship ASAP.
PayPal or credit cards accepted.

Patrick Hornberger
EASTWIND PUBLISHING
410-476-4445
eastwind@wildblue.net
Title: Re: NEW BOOK on Lancaster long rifles available March 13, 2012
Post by: JTR on January 23, 2014, 02:20:49 AM
And still worth every cent!
John
Title: Re: NEW BOOK on Lancaster long rifles available March 13, 2012
Post by: pan flash on January 23, 2014, 02:24:16 AM
Sent a reply .




Sorry Karl...our email address has changed to:  eastwind@wildblue.net.

The good news is we do have about 6-8 books remaining (my own supply available to ALR members)...Landis Valley museum has none...

The bad news is it is now $85.00 each + $5.00 shipping.

We will be glad to ship ASAP.
PayPal or credit cards accepted.

Patrick Hornberger
EASTWIND PUBLISHING
410-476-4445
eastwind@wildblue.net