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Author: THORNHILL R.B.

Title: The Shooting Directory

Price: £1100.00

Year: 1804

Edition: 1st (1st issue) Edn,

Publisher: Longman Hurst,

Summary: xviii (2) 432 (2) + (6) pages uncut, 4to., hand coloured frontis portrait of Thornhill seated with dogs and gun, 6 other coloured plates, engraved folding plate showing the Mantons patent breech and the Grierson breech, Laws respecting game and dogs; The breeding journal; the sportsman's weekly journal. Recent 1/2 old style calf binding with gilt and blind stamped tooling to spine, marbled sides 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 pages 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: 21570

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