Item #58068 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. Jesse Y. Kester.

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


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First edition, second issue, with ribbon on p. 235, line 19. 3 Plates by Kearny. 249, [1] p. plus 4 pages of ads. Errata leaf. 1 vols. 12mo. Contemporary speckled calf. Some waterstaining, back hinge weak. Henderson p. 39; Rink 1620; American Imprints 27838; Rilings 415 "First comprehensive treatise on the subject"; Heller 2:692.

Item #58068

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