1 September 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,625
Estimate GBP 400 - GBP 700
[THOMAS BURGELAND JOHNSON]
The Shooter's Guide ... by B. Thomas. London: Gale and Curtis, 1809. 12° (title repaired at upper margin, some stains and pencil marks, without initial blank), later cloth. FIRST EDITION of this popular book. Chute 339: "detailed and expert advice on dogs, guns, game and shooting"; Schwerdt I, p. 270.
JOHNSON, John B. The Gun and How to Use It. London: W. Piper, 1851. 12°, engraved frontispiece by E. Hacker after C.B. Spalding (frontispiece lightly spotted), original green limp cloth (small stain on front cover). Provenance: C. Hebbert (signature on front pastedown). "Detailed recommendations on the choice of gun and ancillary equipment" by the son of T.B. Johnson. Chute 338.
PAYNE-GALLWEY, Ralph. Letters to Young Shooters. London: Longmans, Green, 1890-92-96. 3 volumes, 8°, frontispiece in vols. II-III, text illustrations (some spotting), original green cloth (extremities rubbed, some corners bumped). ALL FIRST EDITIONS. Chute 512: "the most comprehensive shooting instructions since Hawker".
With a further 29 volumes on shooting, including others by T.B. Johnson, works by A.E. Knox, J.E. Harting and W.B. Leffingwell, R.B. Fellows' The Gun and Dog, 1857, and various "Gun and Rod" titles. (34)
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Contains 35 volumes in total, not 34.