AN ESSAY ON SHOOTING. Attributed to John Acton.

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AN ESSAY ON SHOOTING. Attributed to John Acton.

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Author Acton (John) [Attributed].
Book Code 11670
ISBN 0855461888
Book Description Fine in dust-wrapper.

(1789) 1975 new edition. Small 8vo. Ppviii,x,306,4. B/w plates of rifles, new introduction by W.S.Curtis.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 1975
Publisher The Richmond Publishing Co.
Place Richmond, Surrey.
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Facsimile reprint of the first English language edition of 1789, published in Dublin and commonly attributed to John Acton. Comprehensive account of fowling pieces, their manufacture and use. Discusses and draws heavily on La Chasse au Fusil by Magne de Marolles, but the author's "own contributions are fundamental and important and relate to the variations appropriate to the British Isles". Much plagiarised in the sixty years following publication. This reprint contains a new introduction by W.S.Curtis and two b/w plates of contemporary flintlock rifles.