Instructions to Young Sportsmen, with Direction for the Choice, Care, and Management of Guns; Hints for the Preservation of Game; and Instructions for Shooting Wildfowl. To which is added, a concise abridgment of the Principal Game Laws. Published by J. Johnson and Co., London in 1814 and written by British soldier and sportsman Lt. Col. Peter Hawker.
Hawker served in the Royal Dragoons under Wellington during the Peninsular Campaign in which he was wounded. His sporting exploits and writings were widely followed during his lifetime. He was regarded as one of the best "shots" of the 19th century and his writings are classics of the genre.
xv (1) 150 pp. Bound in full tan leather with red leather spine label, gilt lettering and borders. Marbled endpapers. Exterior is lightly worn along edges with a very small chip near head of spine. Some foxing and light corner creases throughout. Small pencil notation of author and edition noted on first blank. Securely bound. Overall very good condition. This is an original 1814 first edition without illustrations, as issued. Not a reprint or former library book. The book pictured is the actual book on offer.
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