8vo. (9.5 x 6 inches). pp.252. B/w photo illusts, hors-texte. B/w figures and tables in text. Publisher's maroon boards gilt. Printed d/w, not price-clipped (£7.50), faded to backstrip and top edge, nick and small closed tear to backstrip. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. No inscriptions. A Near Fine copy in a Very Good dustwrapper. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: This edition of the standard textbook on its subject has been revised by Robert Churchill’s biographer. Macdonald Hastings, himself well-known in the shooting field (and other fields as well), has incorporated comments on matters which, since Churchill’s Game Shooting as first published in 1955, required further enlargement or modification. He has also brought the entire work completely up-to-date.
Macdonald Hastings, who collaborated with the author in the writing of the original edition, was Robert Churchill’s own choice to revise the text and this new edition of Churchill’s drill book, as the great gunmaker and coach himself liked to describe it, may be regarded as contemporarily definitive. None who read the first edition will want to miss this second one, in which every point of controversy and prejudice has been underlined with an editorial note to assist the shooting man in improving his own performance.
To those who are still unfamiliar with Churchill’s method of teaching game-shooting, it is important to add that this books is aimed to help not merely the experienced shot who wonders why he is missing, but also the novice handling a gun for the first time. It contains complete and always practical advice on all forms of shot-gun work for everybody.
Those who make good use of this manual will not only be welcome guests in any company but quickly pay the cost of the book out of the saving they make on wasted cartridges.
About the Author:
Robert Churchill, who died in 1958, was the latest, perhaps the last, of the great gunmakers of London. He was as much a legend in his own specialty, in his time and in his way, as that other Churchill whose name he shared.
For nearly fifty years he was the gun expert consulted by the police and gave evidence in almost every important murder trial involving a shooting in this century. He pioneered the identification of bullets in criminal cases and, in the world of sport, introduced the specially designed short-barreled game guns with which he was associated throughout his career.
But Churchill the gunmaker, Churchill the ballistics expert, was only part of the man. He was also the greatest shooting instructor of his day. He was the first to teach the system of shooting moving targets, not by arbitrary calculations of “forward allowance” but by trusting the sureness of the eye and smoothness of the body action to being the gun on to the mark. All who study his method will find that it works.
Macdonald Hastings, Churchill’s friend for twenty years, has revised this new edition of Game Shooting to coincide with the publication of his book on Robert Churchill’s life and cases. He is himself a well-known game shot, and one of the best-known sporting writers of his day.
Titolo: Game Shooting
Casa editrice: Michael Joseph
Data di pubblicazione: 1975
Condizione libro: Near fine
Edizione: Fifth revised edition..
Descrizione libro Michael Joseph Ltd, 1971. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Light wear to boards with a slight lean. Content is clean and bright. DJ is complete but has sun fading to spine and front fore edges. Codice libro della libreria 9999-9996062200
Descrizione libro Michael Joseph Ltd. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 0718109627 2nd revised edition published 1963; this copy is a fifth impression dated June 1975, hardback in red board covers and in jacket, 252 pages | sound, clean, square copy free of name, notes etc; pages are slightly yellow toned and there are a few scattered foxing spots, but not such as might impair reading enjoyment | jacket shows moderate wear, somewhat darkened and with small loss at front upper right corner | professional booksellers based in the UK | we package with great care and usually dispatch within 24hrs, always within two working days | please request scans or further information on any of our listings, which are all in stock and ready to be dispatched. Codice libro della libreria SKU10078281745JS
Descrizione libro Michael Joseph Ltd. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. More than minor wear but a good copy. 1971 ed. Fair copy, ex-library with stamp to title page and plate removed from ffep. Good dust wrapper with some small tears to edges. Some stains to pastedowns where a tape used to be. CLean internally. Codice libro della libreria HBS-00244493-B
Descrizione libro Michael Joseph. London. (1955) 1975 5th revised edition. Large 8vo (157 x 239mm). Pp252. B/w photographs, illustrations. Red boards, spine titled in gilt. Very good in slightly used dust-wrapper. Macdonald Hasting`s completely revised edition of Churchill's definitive work on the Churchill method of shooting. Codice libro della libreria 17604
Descrizione libro U.S.A.: Michael Joseph Ltd, 1963. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. 2nd Edition. 5th printing (1975) of 1963 revised edition. Jacket in mylar. Codice libro della libreria ABE-1479596861480
Descrizione libro Michael Joseph Ltd. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0718109627 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW7.1988197
Descrizione libro Michael Joseph Ltd, 1971. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110718109627
Descrizione libro Michael Joseph Ltd, 1971. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. 4th Revised edition. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 0718109627