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HAWKER, Lt. Col. P.

Instructions to Young Sportsmen and all that relates to Guns and Shooting.

Stock Code
102797
London, Longmans, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1824
£375

A highly exhaustive work on guns and shooting providing information and advice for fledgling and confirmed hunters. Subjects include; guns, detonating system, powder, shot, flints, wadding, powder flask, dress of a shooter, shooting, boat shooting under sail, game laws, etc., etc.,

Charles Francis George Richard Schwerdt (1862 - 1939), collector and author of this publication on shooting; his collection of books, manuscripts, prints and drawings relating to hunting, hawking and shooting, was sold after his death in a series of sales at Sotheby's, 22 May 1939-11 March 1946. The British Musuem bought a number of the lots. See Hind's report to the Trustees, 10 May 1939.

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Description

Fourth edition; 8vo (23 x 15 cm); engraved frontispiece, 9 engraved plates, some spotting and browning on a few plate, mainly marginal, decorated endpapers; bound in contemporary red morocco, lavishly gilt decorated, spine gilt lettered and decorated, all edges gilt; pp xx, 439; overall a very fine copy.

Bibliography

'Hawking, Hunting, Shooting, illustrated in a catalogue of the collection of books, manuscripts, prints and drawings collected by CFGRS', London 3 vols, 1928 (privately printed) + 4th volume 1937 (the third volume contains the prints & drawings) (copy in P&D library)

Stock ID:102797

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