Title: The American Rifle
Publisher: Vinegar Tom Press, Albuequerque
Publication Date: 1970
Book Condition: As new
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Edition: Special Collectors' Edition
16mo. original patterned paperclad boards in green and gilt. No. 295, printed on a hand press and hand-bound in a special edition of 1,000 copies. Emerson Hough, novelist, historian, sportsman and conservationist, had a deep love for the American West and its heritage. He was born in 1857 in Newton, Iowa, studied law, and settled in the raw mining town of White Oaks, New Mexico, in the early 1880s. . "The American Rifle" shows his respect for American history and the men who made it. This descriptive praise to the rifle was first published in "The Way to the West" in 1903."Vinegar Tom Press" - On the advice of Stagecoach Press proprietor Jack Rittenhouse, Andy Gregg purchased a small hobby press in 1968 and set out to produce books for "fun and profit" in his Albuquerque garage.Named for a dog-like creature cited in 17th century witchcraft lore, the Vinegar Tom Press published chapbooks of regional interest. Like many private press efforts, Gregg"s publishing firm was a one-man cottage industry where he hand set type, printed and bound his books, then marketed them to collectors, historians, and area book shops. His printing came to an end in 1972 when both fun and profit ceased, and Gregg lost his enthusiasm for a business where he lamented that he was forced "to eat the losses but couldn't eat the leftovers" -privatepressdotorg. dust jacket (a little dust soiled, tiny tears (closed) at edges). Bookseller Inventory # 29732
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