Originally published in 1852. This detailed and illustrated book also contains a short treatise on the Elastic Concave Wadding. The author was a well known gun and sword maker. This book will prove of great interest to all with an involvement in the history of firearms. Many of the earliest shooting and hunting books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Home Farm Books are republishing many of these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.