Pioneering Work on American Sport, in Original Condition

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 of this Country, by a Gentleman of Philadelphia County.

Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Carey, 1827.

Price: $1,500.00


About the item

First edition, second issue. 3 full page illustrations plus tail pieces and half page illustration with ads at rear. 1 vols. 8vo. Pioneering Work on American Sport, in Original Condition. Original boards, unopened and uncut. Some minor rubbing, boards a bit soiled, occasional light foxing; a fine and unopened copy in a brown morocco backed clamshell box and cloth chemise. With the bookplate of John M. Schiff and another. Howes K108; Henderson p. 39; Phillips p. 211.

Item #311453

The first illustrated American sporting book, the first sporting book written by an American, and the second sporting book to be published in America, preceded only by The Sportsman's Companion (1783), written by a British officer. At the end of the book is a series of five advertisements, the longest of which is for the Tackle Store of William B. Scull, of 96 North Third Street, Philadelphia, who offers a wide range of products including “Superfine best Blue Steel, best Kirby, and Sea Fish Hooks of all sizes, Lines of all lengths fitted for sea or river…artificial Flies for trouting…walking Stick, fly, and bottom fishing Rods, from two to six joints…with every variety of articles applicable to fishing and fowling, all of which he offers wholesale or retail.”.