The Shooting Directory THORNHILL R.B. [Richard Badham] Publisher: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme Publish Year: 1804 Publish Place: London: 39, Paternoster-Row Illustrator: Unknown Category: Miscellaneous, Foreign Travel, Antiquarian Book, History, Reference Book No: 007696 Status: For Sale Book Condition: Very Good Size: 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall Jacket Condition: Binding: Hardcover Book Type: Unknown Edition: 1st Edition Inscription: Unknown £2,400.00 Add to Basket Ask a question Refer to a friend Additional information Rarely found as good as this! First edition, first issue (with pp 215-220; 'In the majority of copies pages 215-220 are cancelled out, it being evident from the text that the author had been a little too outspoken over a controversy concerning the Manton Patent Breech, that arose between Mr. Manton and the Duke of Richmond' (Abbey). Quarto, xvi, [2, contents], 432,  pp. With all seven hand coloured aquatints (including frontispiece portrait) and all three folding tables at rear. As is sometimes the case, this copy has been bound without the two uncoloured plates. Contemporary brown calf, expertly rebacked retaining the original spine, compartments decoratively blind stamped and with gilt lettering, marbled endpapers and edges. Moderate age mottling to text, ink name to verso fep (LP Sheppard) & tp (Alex MacRen???), bookplate to fpd (John M Schiff), old repair to upper margin of Aaa3 (p367/8). Overall, a very good copy of the uncommon first issue. (283*228 mm). (Abbey Life 393. Schwerdt IV p93).