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Author: [Kester, Jesse Y.]
Title: 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 Related 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
Place Published: Philadelphia
Publisher:Carey, Lea & Carey
Date Published: 1827

[2], (ix)-xii, [13]-249, [4] ad pp. Including one ad page at rear. With 3 copper-engraved plates (including frontispiece), by Kearny; plus wood-engraved vignettes in the text. (12mo) 18x10 cm (7x4½"), period calf with gilt decorated spine, black morocco spine label with gilt lettering. First Edition, second issue.

An important early American sporting book, which is the second book on shooting printed in the United States. Second issue with the word "ribbon" on p. 235, line 19. "First comprehensive treatise on the subject" - Rilings 415; Rink 1620; Henderson p. 39; Howes K108.

Binding worn; frontis, title page, and adjacent leaves loose, tears to a few leaves at rear, foxing throughout; good.
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The American Shooter's Manual, 1827

Estimate $300 - $500Oct 19, 2017
Starting Price $150
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