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The Shooter's Companion: Or Description of Pointers and Setter As regards their Breeding, the Diseases to which they are liable, the Modes of Cure and training Dogs for The Gun of Scent And the Reason why one Dog's sense of smell is superior to another's Natural History and habits of all those animals which constitute the objects of pursuit The following piece Fully considered, particularly as it related to the use of percussion powder and the best method of making it of gunpowder shooting illustrated and The Art of Shooting Flying Simplified and clearly laid down of Wild Fowl and Fen Shooting As well as every information connected with the use of the fowling-piece.

By T. B. Johnson

1834

Sherwood, Gilbert and Piper : London

7.5" by 4.5"

[xvi] 336pp. (36) (24)

 

 

 

DETAILS

The very scarce third edition of this profusely illustrated and thorough work regarding hunting, particularly in relation to gun dogs and their breeding.

Very scarce edition. The third edition, improved and considerably enlarged. With two collections of publisher's advertisements to the rear of the work, dated September 1st 1832. Collated complete with sixteen full page monochrome plates and a title page vignette. T.B Johnson's 'The Shooter's Companion' is an interesting volume on the various aspects of shooting, with instructions on the breeding, training and management of setters, wild fowl and gunpowder. The included information is profusely illustrated with plates demonstrating pheasant shooting, hare and wild rabbit and swan and wild goose. The work also includes information regarding the breeding and raising of gun dogs, including information specific to each breed and their temperament. A scarce and thorough work, complete with many demonstrative and charming plates.

CONDITION

In a half straight grain morocco binding. Externally generally smart with slight rubbing to the extremities and the spine. Fading to the spine. Damp staining to the rear board. Marks to the boards. Rear hinge is slightly strained but firm. Internally firmly bound. Pages generally bright and clean with age toning and the odd spot. Light tidemarks to the first four leaves and the pages 26 to 3, 54 to 70 and 263 to 292.

Overall Condition: Good

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