The Shooting Field with Holland and Holland -by Peter King ( London Gun / Firearms Maker / Trade )

By: King, Peter (noye By D J Penn, Keeper of Weapons in the Imperial War Museum )( Holland and Holland related)

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Book Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-------------hardcover, about8 x 11.5 inches, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, upper and fore edge of text block are gilt, gift inscription on front blank endpaper, 184 pages, colour and b&w photos and illustrations, ---"The Shooting Field tells the story of the London gun trade from the earliest days through the eyes of the most famous maker, Holland and Holland. Traveling to India with the Prince of Wales and on safari in Africa with Teddy Roosevelt, learn of the development of the double-barreled rifle, the breech-loading shotgun, and the cartridge"---, ---chapters include: Holland & Holland 1835-1905; The London and Birmingham guntrade; The field trials of 1883; Holland & Holland 1905-1959; Holland & Holland 1960-1990; At the factory; The Proof House; The School; A diversion on clothing; Some Edwardians at sport - and royalty; The days of the Raj; Big Game Hunting; Punt guns; The anatomy of elegance. Appendices -A curious use for punt guns; Gun numbers; Records relating to weapons made prior to 1893; Extracts from the notebook 'Experimental'; References, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo

Title: The Shooting Field with Holland and Holland -by Peter King ( London Gun / Firearms Maker / Trade )

Author Name: King, Peter (noye By D J Penn, Keeper of Weapons in the Imperial War Museum )( Holland and Holland related)

Illustrator: Uncredited Cover Art

Categories: Non Fiction,

Edition: Later Printing of the first Edition

Publisher: London, England, London, UK: Quiller Press, 1990, 1st Revised and Enlarged Edition, First Printing: 1990

ISBN Number: 1870948394

ISBN Number 13: 9781870948395

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine (see description)

Jacket Condition: Near Fine (see description)

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 155934

Keywords: The Shooting Field with Holland and Holland -by Peter King ( London Gun / Firearms Maker / Trade )