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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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Price: £400