The American Sportsman. Containing Hints to Sportsmen. Notes on Shooting, and the Habits of the Game Birds and Wild Fowl of America

By: Lewis, Elisha J.

Price: $65.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good+


Woodcuts and frontis lithograph; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; HC apparent 3rd edition. Soundly bound in original green cloth with ornate pictorial title panel at spine and gilt vignette to cover. Decorative borders in blind to board edges. Though soundly bound and generally clean the bottom edges of the boards are well shelf rubbed with rub through to the cloth along much of the bottom edges. Lower front corners with cloth rubbed through and boards showing; light fray to cloth at spine ends. Gilt pictorial title design a bit dulled but still striking and attractive. Gift inscription in pencil and ink stamp to front endpage. A few signatures starting at front edge. Handsomely illustrated throughout with woodcuts of hunting scenes and game bird depictions. Original front and rear endpages with moderate foxing though the contents are generally bright with just scattered light spotting. Nice mid 19th century American game and hunting book in still solid and reasonably attractive condition. G++ to VG-

Title: The American Sportsman. Containing Hints to Sportsmen. Notes on Shooting, and the Habits of the Game Birds and Wild Fowl of America

Author Name: Lewis, Elisha J.

Categories: Outdoors; Hunting & Fishing, Antiquarian Books,

Edition: Third Edition

Publisher: Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott and Co: 1857

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good+

Seller ID: 27522