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Biblio offers selections of rare and antique books relating to all kinds of hobbies, and you can find rare hunting and gun books in the Biblio Rare Book Room. Many of the rare books featured in the rare hunting and gun books section of the Biblio Rare Book Room include detailed illustrations and interesting bindings, and there is a wide diversity of topics. Some of the rare and antique hunting and gun books focus on particular styles of rifles or hunting techniques, and others discuss the history of such hunting.


London: [Thomas Dawson] for John Harrison, 1588. First Edition in English. 283 x 190 mm. (11 1/8 x 7 1/2"). 4 p.l., 80, [4], 120 pp., [1] leaf (errata on verso). Collates as the British Library copy, with G3 and G4 uncancelled, with G3r line 5 from botto…

From Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts


Manual of Rifle Practice by Wingate, George W

George Wingate entered the Civil War as a private in the New York State Guard. He soon discovered that the militia had very poor shooting skills, and devoted himself to correcting that failing. By the end of the war he had been promoted to Captai…

From Jim Arner


A Western Trip by Schmidt, Carl E

Detroit: [Herold Press] For private circulation only, 1904. First Edition. Leather. Very Good. First edition. Author's hand-written poem on verso of front free end paper, with his signed inscription on the following page. Bound in publisher's fu…

From Burnside Rare Books, ABAA


Falknerklee, bestehend in drey ungedruckten Werken uber die Falknerey. Baz namah, an early work in Turkish about falconry written for the Seljuk ruler Mehmet bin Menteshe by Mahmud b. Muhammed el- Barjini

Vienna: Commission C. A. Hartleben, 1840 Book. Good. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Original picturial hard covers with damaged spine, initial frontispiece (Ober dem Thore von Konia), title page in German with ownership by Mubarak bin Ali (seems t…

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The Sportsman's Cabinet and Town and Country Magazine, A Periodical Devoted to the Genuine Sports of the Field and Interesting Illustrations of Natural History : Indispensably Connected with the Ramifications of the Chase, the Turf, the Stream, &c. &c. by Johnson, T. B

London: Sherwood, Gilbert, & Piper, 1833. Complete 2 volume set. Very Good condition. SEE PHOTOS. Uniformly bound in the original green, diamond-textured cloth. Gilt lettering is still bright and shiny. NOT a library discard. Scattered foxing, a…

From About Books


The Holy Experiment...Series of Mural Paintings by Violet the Governor's Reception Room and in the Senate Chamber of the State Capitol at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. by Oakley, Violet

[ Philadelphia: 1922 ] One of 500 copies, signed by the author. 250 copies comprised the international edition with translations in French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Japanese. The pages of the original manuscript were written and illuminated by the a…

From Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/ILAB


A Treatise on Gunnery by Gray, John

London: William Innys, 1731. First Edition. Very Good. First edition. Bound in three-quarter leather over marbled paper, with gilt tooling and raised bands to the spine. Former owner bookplate to front paste down, pages show light, old stains, toning an…

From Burnside Rare Books, ABAA


Foreign field sports, fisheries, sporting anecdotes, &c. &c. : containing fifty plates, beautifully coloured, from the original drawings by HOWITT, Samuel

1841 1ed Foreign Field Sports Color Illustrated Hunting Fishing WHALING Howitt An extremely valuable and impressive, color illustrated work of sport and outdoors by illustrator Samuel Howitt. 'Foreign Field Sports' is a 19th-century sports manual known f…

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


The Science of Gunnery, as applied to the use and construction of Fire arms. by GREENER, William

1841 1ed Emperor Nicholas of Russia PROVENANCE Gunnery Greener SIGNED Firearms William Greener was a 19th-century English inventor and gun-maker who published a treatise on the history and firearms and the art of gun-making. 'The Science of Gunnery' cov…

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


The Hunter-Naturalist by Webber, Charles

Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo and Co, 1852. Second Edition. Very Good. Second edition. In publisher's original dark brown cloth, with spine rebacked and corners touched up. Very Good. Lacking the color frontis. Previous owner bookplate to front p…

From Burnside Rare Books, ABAA


Through The Highlands Of Siberia -- 1904 SIGNED First Edition in RARE Dust Jacket by Swayne R.E., Major H. G. C

London: Rowland Ward, Limited, 1904. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Original reddish brown cloth, gilt lettering front & spine, zebra patterned EPs. WITH publisher's rare original printed dust jacket. INSCRIBED & S…



The Sportsman’s Portfolio of American Field Sports. by various

1855 1ed RARE Sportsman's Portfolio American HUNTING Fishing Illustrated Moose One of the earliest illustrated American books on hunting! 'The Sportsman's Portfolio' is an impressive, valuable, and highly desirable mid-19th-century manual designed to pr…

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


The shooting directory by THORNHILL, Richard Badham

1804 1st print Thornhill Shooting Directory HUNTING Color Illustrated Sport Guns Richard Thornhill's 'Shooting Directory' is one of, if not the best early 19th-century shooting and hunting manual. This incredible folio hunting guide is a collection of di…

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


Essays on Various Subjects by [Davis, J.]

New York: J. W. Bell, 1835. First Edition. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Bound in blue cloth with faint vine pattern, title label on spine. Very Good, cloth lightly rubbed, two previous owner bookplates to front endsheet. Written by an anony…

From Burnside Rare Books, ABAA


Sports and Sportsmen. Two Volumes. South Africa and Rhodesia. South Africa. by Cape Times (Compiled and Edited by)

Cape Town: Atkinson & Partners (S.A.) Limited, 1929., 1929. Edition Deluxe limited to 500 numbered copies, these being number 495. Two Volumes, complete. Very large, very heavy folios. Frontispiece portrait photograph of His Excellency The Real of Ath…

From Thomas Dorn ABAA


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