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ANTIQUARIAN BOOK

Instructions to Young Sportsmen.

HAWKER (Lt. Col. Peter).

HAWKER (Lt. Col. Peter).

Instructions to Young Sportsmen in all that Relates to Guns and Shooting. Fourth Edition, Corrected and Improved; with Ten Explanatory Plates.

Engraved frontispiece and nine plates.

8vo. [232 x 143 x 35 mm]. xx, 439, [1] pp. Contemporary binding by W. Potter & Co. of Carnarvon (with their label) in reddish-brown calf, the covers with a gilt triple fillet border. The spine divided into five panels by thick bands, lettered in the second panel on a green goatskin label, the others tooled in gilt with a central circle and arabesque surrounds, the turn-ins tooled with a gilt roll, marbled endleaves and edges. (The spine a little faded and slightly rubbed).
London: [by Thomas Davison] for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green, 1825.

First published in 1814. The plates are foxed, to varying degrees, but it is a good copy in a rare and attractive Welsh binding. William Potter is recorded by Ramsden in Bookbinders of the United Kingdom (Outside London) 1780-1840, p.133 and J.R. Abbey had one of his bindings. He is not represented on the British Library Database of Bookbindings.

Bookplate of Oliver Collett.

Stock no. ebc2671

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