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The American Shooter's Manual, comprising such plain and simple rules, as are necessary to introduce the inexperienced into a full knowledge of all that relates to The Dog, and the correct use of The Gun; also a description of the game of this country. By a Gentleman of Philadelphia County
Philadelphia: E.L. Carey & A. Hart, Chesnut Street, 1828. Second edition. With three etched plates by Francis Kearney. xii, [13]-249, [1, table], [1, errata (verso blank)] pp., [3] ff. (ads). 1 vols. 12mo. Contemporary quarter morocco and tan boards. Slightly rubbed, front inner hinge tender, occasional browning of text leaves. Very good in custom slipcase and chemise. In addition to being the first American illustrated sporting book, this is also the first American sporting book written by an American, and the second sporting book to be published in America, preceded only by The Sportsman's Companion (1783), written by a British officer. The second edition is rarer than the first.
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