London: Printed for Sherwood, Jones & Co., Paternoster Row, 1823. Second Edition, Improved and Very Considerably Enlarged, With Plates. Small octavo, contemporary calf with small blind decorated border and another line border in gilt, rebacked neatly with modern calf, contrasting red leather title label lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers. 396 pp., engraved frontispiece and 2 additional engraved plates [complete as issued]. Ink name on preliminary blank "Tho U. Ward, Whitmore House, 1830"; a few stray marks in the text. Includes the 2 pp preliminary ads "Valuable Sporting Books Printed for Sherwood, Jones, & Co., Paternoster Row, London". Overall, a very good, attractive copy. Item #312491
¶ A classic work, and an important handbook for hunters and outdoor sportsmen. Included are a wide variety of topics relating to hunting including breeding hunting dogs, caring for dogs, training hunting dogs with scent, firearms used for hunting, use of percussion powder, how to make gunpowder, art of aiming and shooting, etc; etc.