"The American Sportsman: Containing Hints to Sportsmen, Notes on
Shooting, and the Habits of the Game Birds, and Wild Fowl of America"
Literate Advice on Shooting Game Birds and Water Fowl In 1855 by
Dr. Elisha J. Lewis
This book is a classic and a delight to read for anyone
interested in shooting game birds and wild fowl or anyone that loves stories of
the woods and fields. After the section on
shooting, which includes rabbits and squirrels as well as birds, there is a
large section on general hints for sportsmen on how to deal with terrain, their
guns, chance injuries to self or their dogs and even cooking game.
It is extremely well written by a doctor and is every bit as
relevant today as it was in 1855. While I'm no big hunter I loved reading this
494 page book because it treats the outdoors as a true joy and hunting and
shooting as an art. This is a must for a member of the National Rifle
Below are a sampling of the contents and the start of some
chapters with nice graphics.
The book has some condition issues as shown by the nicely
illustrated spine and cover. The binding is a little loose and probably should
be repaired and the quality of the book and the value of this very early edition
would justify the expenditure.
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