1 September 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,500
GBP 300 - GBP 500
Cautions to Young Sportsmen. London: sold by James Robson, J. Smeeton printer, 1800. 8° (half-title repaired at foremargin and with two small internal tears), modern marbled boards. Provenance: contemporary inscription on half-title.
RARE FIRST EDITION of "the first book to warn of the dangers of shooting" (Chute), in this case in regard to the double-barelled flintlocks recently imported from France. ESTC records only three copies at Edinburgh University, Libary of Congress, and Yale, while Chute notes: "I have yet to see a copy". Schwerdt I, p. 187; cf. Chute 220.
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