GAME GUNS AND RIFLES: PERCUSSION TO HAMMERLESS EJECTOR IN BRITAIN. By  Richard Akehurst.

GAME GUNS AND RIFLES: PERCUSSION TO HAMMERLESS EJECTOR IN BRITAIN. By Richard Akehurst.

LETTERS TO YOUNG SHOOTERS (FIRST SERIES, SECOND SERIES, THIRD SERIES). By  Sir Ralph Payne-Gallwey, Bart. THREE VOLUME SET.

LETTERS TO YOUNG SHOOTERS (FIRST SERIES, SECOND SERIES, THIRD SERIES). By Sir Ralph Payne-Gallwey, Bart. THREE VOLUME SET.

THE SPORT OF SHOOTING. By Owen Jones.

1911 1st edition. 8vo (146 x 226mm). Ppxii,285,ads. B/w photograph plates. Gilt rough shooter with dogs motif to blue cloth, upper board and spine titled in gilt. 10s. 6d.

This is a compendium of practical advice and good anecdotes from the author's extensive experience as a gamekeeper. Chapters include: Symptoms of sport; In the beginning - basic advice for beginners; Cartridges; Guns; Care of tackle; Woodcraft and sport; Judging distance; Style and quickness - cultivating a good style; Useful practice - phase one; Useful practice - phase two; Useful practice - phase three; Curves and swerves - value of misses, judging angles; Hits and misses; Confidence and nerves; The flight of birds (of a range of species); Your shoot; your keeper; Retrievers and their training; Largess - people who imagine vain things, tips in kind, what increases tips, wholesale and retail tips, a keeper's dodge (and lots more such analysis); Rabbiting (guns, nets, ferrets); Poachers and their dogs; One thing and another (miscellaneous observations, clothes, boots, a word to smokers, loaders etc); Old haunts (the author reminisces). A terrific book which deserves a place on any bookshelf.
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Author Jones (Owen).
Book Code 47242
ISBN No ISBN
Book Description Several pages opened roughly so large chips from margins, seemingly no loss of text. Otherwise good-plus with just a little staining to cloth.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 1911
Publisher Edward Arnold.
Place London.