1838-42 Instructions to Young Sportsmen in all that Related to Guns and Shooting The Modern Shooter: Containing Practical Instructions and Directions For Every Description of Inland and Coast Shooting
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First Edition, Illustrated, Leather Binding
Two desirable sporting volumes uniformly bound with gilt decoration of a man shooting to the spines.
Bound by Birdsall & Son.
'Instructions to the Young Sportsmen', by Lieutenant Colonel P. Hawker, is the eighth edition, published in 1838. Illustrated with a frontispiece, seven plates, and in-text engravings. Half-title is present. Collated, complete.
This is Hawker's most popular and enduring work, offering advice garnered through his prolific hunting career; Hawker was known as one of the greatest shots of the nineteenth century.
'The Modern Shooter', by Captain Lacy, is the first edition, published in 1842. Illustrated with a frontispiece, engraved title, three plated, and in-text engravings. Collated, complete.
Lacy's volume is a practical instructional volume on shooting, both inland and coast shooting.
In a half calf binding with marbled paper to the boards, bound by Birdsall. Externally, generally smart. Rubbing to the leather, heavier to the head of the spine of 'Instructions'. Minor marks to the boards, marks to the boards of 'Instructional' a little heavier. Marks a little darker to the boards of 'Modern Shooter'. Head of the boards of 'Instructions' are a little faded. Stamp to the recto of the front free endpapers. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are lightly age-toned with some spots. Frontispiece of 'Instructions' with a small tidemark to the tail, tide mark to the plates.
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