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Author: A CORPORAL OF RIFLEMEN - CAPTAIN HENRY BEAUFOY

Title: Scloppetaria Or Considerations On The Nature And Use Of Rifled Barrell Guns

Price: £400.00

Year: 1808

Edition: 1st Edn,

City of Publication: T E Gerton

Summary: XXIV 251 + 6 pages, errata, engraved frontis of rifleman shooting, 9 other plates and 3 target plates, some foxing to plates, contemporary presentation inscription on FEP from Lord Berwick to Thomas Turner also later ownership name signature of Thomas Turner to upper blank margin of contents page, bound in contemporary 1/2 black calf, rubbing to head of spine and corners. The author gives details of the advantages of the rifled barrel, theory of spiral motion powder, construction of the rifle, the lock sights, the bullet etc., A scarce and important title in the development of rifles. Riling 350.

Ref: 14603

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