The American Shooter’s Manual, Comprising, Such Plain and Simple Rules, as are Necessary to Introduce the Inexperienced into a Full Knowledge of All that Relates to the Dog, and the Correct Use of the Gun: Also a Description of the Game in This Country. By a Gentleman of Philadelphia County.

Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Carey, 1827.

Price: $750.00

About the item

First Edition, second issue. 3 plates by Kearny. 249, [1] pp. plus 4 pages of ads. Errata leaf. 1 vols. 12mo. Original speckled calf. Front joint tender, spine label perished, some paper flaws to endsheets. Henderson, p. 39; Rink 1620; American Imprints 27838; Rilings 415 “First comprehensive treatise on the subject”; Phillips, p. 211; Heller 2:692.

Item #252795

First edition of the second book on shooting printed in America and the first comprehensive manual of its kind.