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.

BRITISH BIRDS IN THEIR HAUNTS. By the late Rev. C.A. Johns, F.L.S.  Twenty-fifth edition.

BRITISH BIRDS IN THEIR HAUNTS. By the late Rev. C.A. Johns, F.L.S. Twenty-fifth edition.

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

(1890,1892,1896) 1893 3rd edn, 1899 rep, 1896 1st edn. 8vo (137 x 196mm). Ppx,263;xiv,524;xxx,630,ads. B/w plates and illustrations by Whymper, Millais, de Bree and the author. Matching green cloth, upper boards and spines titled in gilt.

Polymath, historian, fire-arms expert and founding patron of WAGBI, Sir Ralph Payne-Gallwey offers comprehensive instructions to the aspiring sportsman. Well worth a read for any enquiring mind. First Series: On the choice and use of a gun. Second Series: On the production, preservation and killing of game, with directions in shooting woodpigeons and breaking in retrievers. Third Series: comprising a short natural history of British wildfowl and complete directions in shooting wildfowl on the coast and inland. Chapters include: FIRST SERIES: Remarks on guns old and new; On the quality, manufacture and cost of modern guns; On the fit and choice of a gun (two chapters); The merits of chokes and cylinders (two chapters); How to shoot safely, with remarks on loaders, and the safe handling of a gun in the field; On killing game, and shooting generally, in a sportsmanlike manner; On correct aiming (four chapters); On the care and cleaning of guns (two chapters); On the loading o game-guns (two chapters, powder and shot); A few simple directions in target experiments; Cartridges; Game-stop - how to make rabbits lie out, and how to catch wood-pigeons. SECOND SERIES: Remarks on modern game shooting from a PRACTICAL point of view; Pheasant rearing (seven chapters; Advice in selecting an estate for game preservation, with details of the cost of rearing pheasants; Pheasant shooting (three chapters); Partridge shooting (three chapters) with notes on preserving the birds; Grouse shooting (eight chapters); Ground game shooting - rabbits, hares (three chapters); Woodpigeon shooting (three chapters); Notes on breaking dogs for the guns; Retrievers, their selection and behaviour; How to train a retriever in eight lessons;concluding remarks on working young retrievers. THIRD SERIES: Wildfowl shooting, introductory (two chapters); A list, for ready reference, of the wildfowl that frequent, or have occured in the British Islands; Swans; Wild-goose shoting with the shoulder gun; Wild geese; duck shooting with the shoulder gun (six chapters); species of duck (three chapters); Sea-divers; Grebes; cormorants and gannet; Herons and bitterns; Storks, spoonbill, ibis, and cranes; Coot, waterhen, crakes and rails; Bustards, stone curlew, cream-coloured courser, pratincole and dotterel; Plovers (two chapters); turnstone, oyster-catcher, avocet, black winged stilt and phalaropes; The woodcock (two chapters); The snipe (three chapters); Curlew, whimbrels and godwits; Greenshank, redshank, spotted redshank, yellowshank and sanderling; Sandpipers; dunlin, knot, stints and ruff; Rare British wildfowl and their nests. Stanchion-gun (punt-gun) shooting: Forty-nine chapters on the gun itself, including its construction, plus seven further chapters on sailing and manouvering a gun-punt and applying this skill to using it for shooting wildfowl.
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Author Payne-Gallwey (Ralph Frankland-). (1848-1916).
Book Code 47465
ISBN No ISBN
Book Description Boards slightly bumped or dented, slight browning and use. Spines of vols II and II slightly shaken else good copy set.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 1890
Publisher Longmans, Green and Co.
Place London.