A Landmark of Sporting Literature

Instructions to Young Sportsmen, with directions for the choice, care, and management of guns; hints for the preservation of game; and instructions for shooting wildfowl. To which is added, a concise abridgement of the Principal Game Laws.

London: Printed for J. Johnson and Co., St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1814.

Price: $6,000.00

About the item

First edition. xv, [i], 150 pp. C. Wood, Printer, Poppin's Court, Fleet Street. 1 vols. 12mo. A Landmark of Sporting Literature. Nineteenth century mottled calf gilt, marbled endsheets, t.e.g. Finely rebacked preserving spine. Very good, fresh copy. Ink owner signature to binder’s blank. Schwerdt I, p. 234; Phillips 373; Chute 284 (“Very scarce”).

Item #314024

One of the great shooting classics, originally written and printed for private distribution and rare in any condition.
“In terms of technical expertise and practical directions on shooting it was way ahead of its time, and remained so for thirty years” — Chute.