Young Sportsmen Instructions 1853 Hunting Shooting No. America Illustrated GuideBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Americana, Sporting, Hunting, Guns, Shooting, Animals, Birds).
Instructions to Young Sportsmen, In All That Relates to Guns and Shooting, Lieut, Col. P. Hawker, to which is added, The Hunting and Shooting of North America with Descriptions of the Animals and Birds, by Wm. T. Porter.
Published 1853, Philadelphia, Blanchard and Lea.
459 pages. Text in English. Illustrated throughout with 12 (mostly) full page wood engravings.
Publisher's cloth binding, gilt title lettering, embossed cover designs, gilt spine & cover pictorial designs.
Binding remains tight and sound- spine cloth with tears across it, joint cloth split, ends chipped.
Text block displays a pleasing age patina, light to moderate age spotting throughout, edge toning, some bent page corners, etc.
Book remains well preserved and attractive on the shelf. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 9 3/8" H x 6 1/8" W.