HAWKER Lt Col P.
Instructions To Young Sportsmen In All That Relates To Guns And Shooting
(cviii)+324+(22) pages, tall 8vo., hand coloured frontis of a punt approaching wildfowl + 5 engraved plates, extra illustrated with 5 additional engraved plates. Armorial bookplate of David M Ritcie to front paste down. Bound by Hatchards in a full tan tree calf, the spine in six compartments with gilt title and sporting motifs, the top edge gilt. A very good clean copy in a fine binding. Hawker's classic work running to 10 editions in his lifetime. The 1st being written at the request of friends had no plates or embellishments. the 2nd was updated, and plates added. One of the most informative books on shooting particularly wildfowling of the 19th century. Chute 285, Riling 373
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