Baker, Ezekiel Remarks on Rifle Guns; being the result of Forty Years Practice and Observations: with Specific Remarks on Fowling Pieces. Eighth Editition, with Considerable Additions and Improvements. To which is added, A Supplement...
London E. Baker 1823 Eighth Hardback Good+
Rather worn and rubbed marbled boards; worn and rubbed red leatherette half binding; hinges of spine slightly cracked. Front and rear joints partially exposed, and rear endpapers loose - however, binding intact, if a rather frail. Previous owners' names (dd 1841 + 1898) on half-title page. Repairs to some pp. Hand-tinted colour frontispiece; four hand tinted plates of a rifleman in various poses (it's possible that there's a plate missing from this section); a plate demonstrating the accuracy of various gun barrels by order of the Honorable Board of Ordnance; 6 pp of tables on The Weight and Diameter of Lead Balls; an engraved plate on The Explanation of the Bullet Moulds; and two hand tinted plates demonstrating respectively the accuracy of shots at 200 and 100 Yards, with a supposed human target standing against a kind of archery target.; 8vo (5" x 9"); 142 + 8 pages