London: The London & Counties Press Association Ltd, 1912-1915.
First edition. one of five hundred sets, no. 22 (vols. I & IV) or 111 (vols. II & III). Photogravure frontispiece of King George V in each volume. With 59 colored plates and 5 monochrome plates after G. Lodge, A. Thorburn, V. R. Balfour-Browne, and E. Caldwell; 8 tinted photogravures; 206 black-and-white plates (chiefly halftone); most with captioned tissue guards. Numerous illustrations and tables in text. Title pages printed in red and black, chapter initials printed in red. 4 vols. Large 4to. Original brown pebbled morocco, stamped in gilt, t.e.g., rest uncut. Some rubbing to extremities, occasional spotting to endsheets, light traces of dampstaining in pp. 413-429 and back endpapers of vol. IV. Very good, imposing set Phillips, p. 151; Riling 1734; Litchfield, p. 74; Chute 482; Czech Asia p. 45. Item #266243
Truly encyclopedic in its scope, The Gun at Home and Abroad encompasses all aspects of shooting, from stag hunting technique and statistics to tips on burning grouse moors in autumn to accounts of African big game hunts that blend solid observation with colorful anecdote. A lavishly produced and richly informative work documenting the sporting life of a bygone era.
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