The Complete Manual for Young Sportsmen: With Directions for Handling The Gun, the rifle, and the Rod; the Art of Shooting on the Wing; the Breaking Management; and Hunting with a Dog; The Varieties and Habits of Game; River, Lake and Sea Fishing, etc. etc. Prepared for the Instruction and Use of the Youth of America.

New York. Stringer & Townsend. 1856. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo., 19cm, The First Edition, v,480p., lithographed frontis view & half-title page, and 55 text illustrations, including plate of trout flies, appendices, in the original extra blind decorated red cloth, gilt titles and thematic gilt decorations on the spine, similar decoration on the upper cover, original yellow endpapers, wanting the rear free fly, bookplate and two cellulose tape marks on the front paste down, the two front plates are a bit toned, expertly restored, a very good to fine condition of a title now difficult to fine in nice condition - W&S. p116. "Contains many excellent illustrations drawn of wood by the Author". - Van Winkle, Bibliography p54. First Edition, notes many later printings - Burns p160. - BAL 8153. - Heckscher #993 - Phillips p170 . Wetzel p156, "Lots on Fly Fishing" -. Item #39564

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