An Essay on Shooting. Containing the various methods of forging, boring, and dressing gun barrels … also, instructions for attaining the art of shooting.

London: Printed for T. Cadell, in the Strand, 1791.

Second edition. 313 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary calf. New spine, red morocco spine label, neat contemporary ownership signature of Thos. W. Edge on title. Half-title not present, some edgewear. Very good, clean copy. Maclay 1; Riling 311 (noting only the Dublin edition of 1789 and the London edition of 1791); Schwerdt I, p. 92. Item #57654

“The total want of a treatise in the English language such as the present … is the principal inducement the author has, in offering to the public what he originally intended only for his own use and amusement.” (Preface) In fact, much of this book is a literal translation of de Marolles' La Chasse au Fusil (Paris, 1788).

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