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Author Name:    MARKSMAN

Title:   Dead Shot; or, Sportsman's Complete Guide: being a Treatise on the Use of the Gun, with rudimentary and finishing lessons in the art of shooting game of all kinds: pigeon-shooting, dog-breaking, etc. First American Edition

Publisher:    W. A. Townsend, Publisher, New York, 1863, 

Seller ID:   110334

MARKSMAN. The Dead Shot; or, Sportsman's Complete Guide: being a Treatise on the Use of the Gun, with rudimentary and finishing lessons in the art of shooting game of all kinds: pigeon-shooting, dog-breaking, etc. New York : W. A. Townsend, Publisher, 1863. First American Edition. Pp (6),[5]-282,(8), frontispiece (with tissue guard) + 5 plates. 8vo, green pressed cloth, gilt bird vignette to front board, gilt illustration and lettering to spine, develed edges. Contents : Advertisement. Author's address. Preface to the Third London Edition. Illustrations. The Dead Shot. Guns : Advice in the selection of; The Sportsman's Gun proof; Technical Names relating to the Partsof a Gun; Technical Names relating to Gunlocks; To take a Gunlock to piece s; To put it together; Disadvantages of a foul Gun; To clean the Gun; Experiments in Loading; Size of Shot for Game; Breech-loaders : their Advantages; their Disadvantages; public Tests; Punt-guns. Rudimentary Lessons in Shooting : Errors of young Sportsmen; Anecdote; Taking aim; Pressing versus pulling Trigger; Gravitation; Deflection; Range; The Three Deadly Ranges; Straight-forward Shots; Cross Shots; Descending Shots; Perpendicular Shots; "Wiping the eye. PiNisHiNa Lessons : Golden Secrets; The Man who never misses;The Bad Shot; The Nervous Sportsman; The Careless Sportsman; A Narrow Esca pe; The Flight of Game; The Flight of Partridges; The Haunts and Habits of Partridges; Beating for Game; Fallows; Beatiag Pallows Anecdotes of; Double beating. Partridge-shooting; To distinguish old Birds from young; Destructiveness of Vermin; Coveys of Partridges; Dispersed Coveys; Towering; French Partridges; Special Instruction for shooting them; Advantages of a deep Snow; Landrails; Grouse-shooting; The FUght of Grouse; Black Game Shooting;The Fhght of Black Game; The Duty of Markers; Wounded Game How to Captur e; Woodcock-shooting; Manoeuvres of the Woodcock; Woodcocks, their favoriteRetreats; The Flight of Woodcocks; Pheasant-shooting; The Flight of Pheasa nts; Covert Shooting; Beating Coverts; The Duty of Beaters; Tlie Battue; Table of Fines in Battue; Snipe-shooting; The Flight of Snipes; Hares; Rabbit-sliooting; Snap-shooting. A Few Stray Hints. Pigeon Shooting : Pigeon Matches : Ties at; Traps used at; " H and T Traps; ^ Pulling the Trap; Professional Pigeon-shooters; Their Tricks; Marksman's Rules; Starhng and Sparrow-shooting Matches. Dog-Breaking : Dumb Signals; Pointers and Setters; Spaniels; Retrievers. Appendix : Game Laws of New York. Light wear to spne endsand corners, cloth rubbed, stained and spotted, foxing (especially to plat es and tissue guard), name, professionally repaired (title page infilled), else very good. 150.00


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