Instructions to Young Sportsmen in all that Relates to Guns and Shooting.

London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green and Longman, 1838.

Octavo (22.5 14 cm.), xxv, 549 pages. Illustrated with plates and with additional illustrations in the text. Eighth Edition. One of the most popular treatments of shooting and hunting in the early 19th century. With interesting detailed sections including, Observations on Mad Dogs, Tricks of Poachers, Launching over the Oozes, Wildfowl Shooting When Afloat by Night, and French Hut Shooting. Includes what is perhaps my favorite image caption of all time, "Mud-launchers on the oozes, off Lymington, shoving their punts up to wigeon." Some age-toning to text block. In gilt decorated green half calf, over marbled boards, with black calf spine label. Generally very good.

Price: $300.00

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