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.

COME WILDFOWLING. By Michael Shephard. The Sporting Scene series.

COME WILDFOWLING. By Michael Shephard. The Sporting Scene series.

THE COMPLETE WILDFOWLER (ASHORE AND AFLOAT). By Stanley Duncan and Guy Thorne.

(1911) 1950 revised edition. 8vo (142 x 222mm). Pp319. Colour frontispiece, b/w photographs, illustrations, pictorial end-papers. Blue-green cloth, gilt wildfowl motif to upper board, spine titled in gilt.

The complete compendium of wildfowling in the early part of the twentieth century. In two parts: Shore Shooting and Punt Shooting. Fully half of the book is a comprehensive guide to punt-gunning with detailed descriptions of punt guns, gunning punts and their construction. Chapters include: Introduction; What wildfowliing really is; Wildfowlers and wildfowling yesterday, today and tomorrow; Guns; Ammunition; The complete gun-room; The law as it affects wildfowlers; Wildfowl dogs and how to break them; Shore-shooting - hutting; Shore-shooting - working 'longshore; Shore-shooting - day-flighting, calling, and decoys; Decoys - how to make and use them; Movements of wildfowl and shore birds; Migration of shore-birds and wildfowl; Some illustrative experiences; Punt-gunning as a sport; The dangers of punt-shooting; Some general notes; Gunning-punt accessories; Punt-guns; Recoil gearing for punt-guns; Conversion of muzzle-loading punt-guns to breech-loading; On loading punt-guns; Care of guns and gear; Weather, with a note on punt clothing; Hints on punting to fowl, and the actual use of punt-guns; Gunning-punt construction; Various kinds of gunning-punts; Gunning-punt rudders; Birds met with by the wildfowler.
£80.00
Availability: In stock
Book Code
47270
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Author Duncan (Stanley) and Thorne (Guy).
Book Code 47270
ISBN B000S5WEKQ
Book Description Small bookseller's label to rear end-papers, slight browning to edges, very good in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 1950
Publisher Herbert Jenkins.
Place London.