ESSAY ON SHOOTING - SIR JOHN ACTON, 1791 HUNTING GAME GUN MANUFACTURE PARTS
AN ESSAY ON SHOOTING
Book Details + Condition: T. Cadell (London). Second Edition, 1791. Hardcover. 313 pages. Original full leather boards and spine. From the title page: Contains the various methods of forging, boring, and dressing gun barrels, practiced in France, Spain and England, and the different proofs of barrels employed in those countries; With remarks - an investigation of the causes of recoil and of bursting, with proposals for preventing or remedying them. An inquiry into the effects of length, bore, and charge, upon the range, etc. of the piece, and remarks upon the articles of powder, shot, wadding. Further instruction on art of shooting, training pointers, description of game. An overall firm and clean copy, with some wear to leather boards; cracked inside spine (but binding remains firm); leather boards appear to have been re-attached at some point; rubbed corners and edges; light wear to boards, with what may be the remnants of old tape; repairs to leather of spine; blank Art Nouveau bookplate on inside front cover; interior is clean and free of markings save sporadic foxing and normal age-toning to pages.