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An Essay on Shooting, translated and adapted by John Acton. London: T. Cadell, 1789. 8°, half-title, brown half morocco by J. Leighton, top edge gilt, others uncut (upper cover scuffed). Provenance: Jos. Birins (contemporary signature on title). FIRST EDITION. Neither the author nor translator's names appear on the title. But the compiler's debt to Magné de Marolles' La Chasse au Fusil is acknowledged in the preface. Chute 2; Schwerdt I, p. 2.
An Essay on Shooting. London: T. Cadell, 1791. 8°, half-title, uncut in original blue-grey boards backed in paper, manuscript title on spine (spine slightly worn). Second London edition. Chute 4. (2)
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