Shooter's Companion, The: JOHNSON, Thomas Burgeland; Landseer, Sir Edwin; Landseer, Thomas Shooter's Companion, The: JOHNSON, Thomas Burgeland; Landseer, Sir Edwin; Landseer, Thomas Shooter's Companion, The: JOHNSON, Thomas Burgeland; Landseer, Sir Edwin; Landseer, Thomas Shooter's Companion, The: JOHNSON, Thomas Burgeland; Landseer, Sir Edwin; Landseer, Thomas

Shooter's Companion, The

JOHNSON, Thomas Burgeland; Landseer, Sir Edwin; Landseer, Thomas

Published by London: Printed for Sherwood, Gilbert, and Piper, 1830, 1830
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How To Care For Hunting Dogs and RiflesJOHNSON, T[homas] B[urgeland]. The Shooter's Companion; Or, a Description of Pointers and Setters, &c. as well as of those Animals which constitute the Objects of Pursuit; of the Breeding of Pointers and Setters, The Diseases to which they are liable, and the Modes of Cure; Training Dogs for the Gun; Of Scent; And the Reason why one Dog's Sense of Smell is superior to another's; The Fowling-Piece Fully considered, particularly as it relates to the Use of Percussion Powder; Of Percussion Powder, and the Best Method of Making It; Of Gunpowder; Shooting Illustrated; The Art of Shooting, Flying, or Running Simplified and clearly laid down; Of Wild Fowl and Fen Shooting, As well as every Information connected with the Use of the Fowling-Piece. Third Edition, Improved and Very Considerably Enlarged. London: Printed for Sherwood, Gilbert, and Piper, 1830.Third edition (first published in 1819). Octavo (7 3/8 x 4 1/4 inches; 187 x 107 mm.). vii, [1, blank], 336, [12, publisher's catalogue, dated September, 1830], [2, blank] pp. Wood-engraved title vignette, sixteen wood-engraved plates (including frontispiece), and wood-engraved text illustrations. Three of the plates with full-page wood engravings by Thomas Landseer after his brother Sir Edwin Landseer, and all but one ("Gun-Lock" fowling-piece) of the remaining plates have two wood engravings on a page.Half dark green morocco, ruled in gilt, over burgundy marbled boards. Spine ruled and lettered in gilt in compartments. Top edge gilt. Plum marbled endpapers. A very good copy.Thomas Burgeland Johnson (d. 1840) "writer on field-sports, was a printer in Liverpool, who after taking to literary pursuits removed to London in 1834, in the hope of improving his prospects, and died there on 5 May 1840?He was an accomplished sportsman. His earliest published work, which appeared in 1814, was 'An Impartial History of Europe from the Death of Louis XVI to the Present Time,' 8vo; but he chiefly devoted himself to sporting subjects. In his 'Shooter's Preceptor' (no date) he mentions percussion caps, and praises the wire cartridge. 'The Shooter's Companion' appeared in 1819. 'The Hunting Directory' (1826) quotes largely from Somerville and Beckford, and treats of fox-hunting, with a chapter on wolf and boar hunting in France. His most valuable work, 'The Sportsman's Cyclopædia' (1831), is sensibly written, forms an epitome of sporting knowledge at the date of its publication, and contains excellent engravings by the Landseers, Herring, Cooper, and Reinagle. Johnson's portrait forms the frontispiece. 'Physiological Observations on Mental Susceptibilities in Man and Brutes,' a dull work by 'T.B. Johnson,' 1837, is also assigned to him, together with a novel entitled 'The Mystery of the Abbey'" (D.N.B.).Schwerdt I, p. 269 (describing the 1819 and 1823 first and second editions). Bookseller Inventory # 00439

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Title: Shooter's Companion, The

Publisher: London: Printed for Sherwood, Gilbert, and Piper, 1830

Publication Date: 1830

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