"Certainly the best introduction in the subject which I have yet come across. whether ever before a whole volume has been devoted to the art I do not know; but I am tolerably certain that it can never have been treated either so comprehensively or with such obviously extensive knowledge." The Field. Still well-thought of today. Chapters include: Introduction; Know your bird; The gun and cartridge; Powder and shot; Hides and blinds; Decoys; Pigeon shooting; Rock-dove shooting; Where to shoot?; Sporting days; Pigeon pie.