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Author: THORNHILL R.B.

Title: The Shooting Directory

Price: £820.00

Year: 1804

Edition: 1st (1st issue) Edn,

Publisher: Longman Hurst, Rees and Orme

Summary: xviii 432 + 6 pages, 4to., tinted frontis portrait of Thornhill seated with dogs and gun, 6 tinted plates, engraved folding plates showing the Mantons patent breech and the Grierson breech, Laws respecting game and dogs; The breeding journal; the sportsman's weekly journal. Armorial bookplate to front paste down and to free FEP, some erratic browning and foxing to text, possibly due to the paper quality not affecting the plates. Bound in near contemporary 1/2 calf binding with some rubbing to edges and surfaces. The rare 1st edition 1st issue which contains the suppressed pages 214-220, which contain an account of how the Master General of the Ordnance tried to obtain Joseph Manton's rifling invention. Neither Chute or Schwerdt had this, Schwerdt notes the plates are often missing due to this being sold as a set of prints, Chute notes the 1st edition 1st issue exceedingly rare. Chute 632, Schwerdt Vol 2 258.

Ref: 20571

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