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Thomas Burgeland Johnson

The Shooter's Guide

Johnson & Leak



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Finely bound copy of the Extra Illustrated Edition of Johnson's guide to shooting.

  • Thomas Burgeland Johnson (English).
  • The Shooter's Guide; or, Sportsman's Companion: Containing Every Possible Instruction for the Juvenile Shooter, Together with Information Necessary for the Experienced Sportsman.
  • London: Johnson & Leak, 1811.
  • 397 pages, and includes an author’s preface, table of contents, errata page and one-page advertisement for the 1811 publication of An Impartial Sketch of the French Revolution and History of Europe in 4 Volumes by T.B. Johnson.
  • Bound in full morocco by Bayntun Riviere, Bath with decorated raised bands to the spine that also features gilt ruling and compartments with heart-shaped floral stops and gilt titling, gilt ruled and a paneled design to the covers with decorative floral stops, gold gilted inner dentelles, hand-marbled endpapers and two built-in satin bookmarks, all edges gilt, and with Bayntun's stamp inside front cover.

Originally published in 1809 with the second edition being published in 1810, this is a stated third edition of The Shooter's Guide; or, Sportsman's Companion published in 1811 by Johnson & Leak. Each edition was published with four full-page black-and-white illustrations, but this particular copy has been extra illustrated with a total of 42 black-and-white full-page illustrations that cover the full range of topics included in the book.

Condition Report

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Like New

Internally clean with occasional light spotting to the text pages and some fraying to the ends of the built-in satin bookmarks.

A small ink signature dated 1812 appears at the top of the title page.


Height: 8.5 inches / 21.59 cm
Width: 5.5 inches / 13.97 cm




Sport, Fine bindings

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