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40. The Art of English Shooting by George Edie

The Art of English Shooting by George Edie, with a preface by Andrew Hoyem (with Patrick O'Melveny), 1993.

The Art of English Shooting is the third book on the subject of hunting birds on the wing with guns that fire shot. The first, Pteryplegia: or the art of shooting flying by George Markland in 1727, was in verse. The second, Art of Shooting Flying by Thomas Page in 1767, treats the fowling piece and shooting game birds and wild fowl in much the same manner as Edie's book. The Art of English Shooting appeared first under the title A Treatise on English Shooting in 1772, then under the present title in 1775, with hunting laws appended. Our edition pays tribute to the charm of English typography in the late eighteenth century and makes available to collectors of sporting books this very rare item.

EDITION & PRICE

Format: 6-1/2 by 4 inches, 48 pages. The type is Monotype and handset Caslon, following the style of the first edition of 1775. The frontispiece is a facsimile of the engraving that appeared in the original book. The paper is Strathmore Art Laid. The binding is quarter leather and marbled paper over boards, in cloth and marbled paper slipcase. Edition of 250 copies, $125.00. Out of print.


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Edition: The format is 6-1/2 by 4 inches, 48 pages. The binding is quarter leather and marbled paper over boards, in slipcase. Price: $125. Out of print.