Hints to Sportsmen, Containing Notes on Shooting; The Habits of the Game Birds and Wild Fowl of America; The Dog, The Gun, The Field, and The Kitchen.

Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1851. 8vo in 6s, [i]-xii, [13]-366, [2, blank], 1-[18], 30 pp. including two publisher catalogues at rear. Frontispiece and four in-text illustrations. Original publisher’s blind-stamped cloth with gilt titles and hunting vignette on backstrip. Somewhat worn and shaken, backstrip detaching, upper hinge split, foxed. Signature of George L. Sanderson, 1865, on title page. An unsophisticated copy in a custom quarter leather box. First edition. A detailed guide to hunting birds, hares, and squirrels with gun and dog, including terminology, technique, and ornithological notes. The author includes a brief treatment of the related subjects of gun cleaning, taxidermy, cooking and basic first aid. (Item Id: 109267)

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