TO ALL SPORTSMEN, AND PARTICULARLY TO FARMERS, AND GAMEKEEPERS.
Facsimile ~ Hardcover with Dust Jacket ~ 1971
[Hunting] [Sportsman] [Dogs] [Horses] Hanger, George. COLONEL GEORGE HANGER, TO ALL SPORTSMEN, AND PARTICULARLY TO FARMERS, AND GAMEKEEPERS (See complete title and subtitle below). London: The Richmond Publishing Co. Ltd., 1971 (1814). 5-5/8" x 8-5/8". 226 pp. Blue cloth hardcover with gilt lettering to spine, in a light blue printed dust jacket.
FACSIMILE OF 1814 FIRST EDITION.
Condition: Very Good / Good+
Book - Pages are clean and bright with no writing, markings, tears or creases, except for previous bookseller's pencil marks to front endpaper. Boards are clean and bright with corners sharp.
Dust Jacket - Fading and discoloring to spine. Lightly soiled with light rubbing to corners, edges and head/tail of spine. A few small blue spots to front in text.
The complete title and subtitle of the book is as follows;
COLONEL GEORGE HANGER, TO ALL SPORTSMEN, AND PARTICULARLY TO FARMERS, AND GAMEKEEPERS. Above Thirty Years' Practice in Horses and Dogs; how to feed and take care of them, and also to cure them of all common Disorders. Effectually to allure and catch all Vermin. The Rat-Catching Secret; To catch every rat on the premises alive, without using poison. To breed and feed Pheasants, and cure their disorders. On Fowling-Pieces, Rifle-Guns, and Muskets: -- On boring Barrels, and the construction of Breech-Pins: -- Remarks on Rifle Shooting, recommended to the attention of all Riflemen, and particularly to Officers who have seen active Service in a Rifle Corps. -- On the Race of Pointers and Setters. -- How to keep all arms loaded for two or three years, so as to fire more sure, than if fresh loaded. -- Method of preventing Partridges being taken at night by Drag-nets, when the gamekeepers are asleep: -- To prevent Pheasants being destroyed by Night-shooters or Poachers by day: -- To catch whole flocks of Wood-pigeons in hard weather, and all water-fowl in any weather: -- To approach a Red Deer, in the Highlands of Scotland, within thirty or forty yards. -- Of Running Horses -- training, and breeding young colts. -- Cure for Bullocks and Cows swelled from eating Clover. -- Cure for the Scurvy. -- To shoot Wild-fowl, Pewits, Golden Plover, Wild Geese, and Bustards, by night. -- Remarks on the Rifle-Bench which Gunmakers use; their secrecy and folly in that respect truly laughable. -- To save the life of a Dog, when it has taken Poison. -- With several valuable Family Receipts. TO WHICH IS ADDED, A Plan for training and disciplining a Corps, such as never has appeared in any army of Europe, armed with a peculiar and superior Gun, which will shoot, with the prcision of a Rifle, one third farther than any Rifle hitherto used on service; and can also be loaded with Cartridges, and fired as quick as a common Musket.