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WINANS, Walter.
The Art of Revolver Shooting Together with All the Information Concerning the Automatic and Single-Shot Pistol, and How to Handle Them to the Best Advantage.

Head and Tail Pieces Drawn by the Author, Original Photographs by ROUCH, FRY, PURDEY, PENFOLD, and others.

Description:
pp. (iv), xvii, (iii), 349, (i) blank, (ii) Advertisement. Photogravure frontispiece, 29 full-page and numerous text illustrations. The de luxe issue on heavy 'art' paper, binding of brown buckram gilt, top edge gilt, uncut, front joint pulled at the bottom and rear joint at the top, some light surface rubbing of the cloth along the front spinal edge and odd small patches, in other ways, a nice copy of a luxurious production with printed 'Author's Compliments' slip added.

*This edition has the addition of chapters on automatic and duelling pistols. Winans covers every possible aspect and use of the revolver - '..... revolver shooting ... is not only morally and physically a healthy sport, but it teaches self-reliance, coolness, and the control of one's temper, which last such amusements as croquet and golf, for instance, certainly do not.' Winans has included chapters on stage and trick shooting, blank ammunition for the stage, target shooting off horseback, clay-pigeon shooting, shooting from a bicycle and for ladies ['Every lady should, to my mind, know how to use a pistol. She may at any time be in China............... when a lady sits on the ground to shoot...... it is most important that she should be protected against dampness and chills, consequently she will do well to stand on a thick mat, and avoid linen underwear. The safest sort of garments are thick flannel knickerbockers.'] Also, shooting in self-defence, with an appendix on the law relating to revolvers in Great Britain and Ireland, and to the carrying of weapons in the United States.

G. P. Putnam's Sons. New York and London. The Knickerbocker Press.

Date Published: 1911. New edition revised and enlarged. Quarto.

Stock No. 62156

Price: 135.00

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