The Modern Shooter: containing Practical Instructions and Directions for every description ofInland and Coastal Shooting.
London. Whittaker & Co. 1842. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. 22cm, The First Edition, xxvii,548p., engraved half-titlepage, 3 engraved plates, 31 engraved text illustrations, appendix,rebound in half tan calf, gilt panel rules & gilt titles, marbledboards and endpapers, a few occasional damp stops in the margins,lacking frontispiece, very good A scarce early British fieldsports manual that, although popular, only went through onecontemporary edition. Heavily leaning to guns, gun-making,ammunition and gun-makers. Chapters on shooting grouse, pheasant,partridge, woodcock, snipe, deer, hare, rabbit, pigeon, rook, ducks, swans, wild-fowl. Much on hunting dogs and breeding. Withunusual sections on stanchion guns and shooting from canoes andgun-boats particularly in Tees Bay, Durham. Illustrated byEbenezer Landells (1808-1860) in the style of Bewick, his mentor. Item #36806