Instructions to the Young Sportsman

In All that relates to Guns and Shooting


Hawker, Lt. Col. P. London: Longman, Reese, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1826. 5th edition. Steel engraving, explanatory plates and woodcuts. Three-quarter gilt-decorated leather with marbled boards. 456 pp. 8vo. Good.


Excellent early edition featuring all manner of information on guns during the early 19th Century, with many fine illustrations. Leather spine with 4 scenes in gilt, raised bands and rules; marbling to the boards, endpapers and page edges. A very hard-to-find volume, showing scattered occasional wear; both grooves are split, but have been repaired and are now tight; rubbing to the corners. Prelims and some of the text block are foxed.


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