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LONDON:
LONGMAN, BROWN, GREEN, AND LONGMANS.

1855.

268.6.237.

LONDON: A. and G. A. SPOTTISWOODE,

New-street-Square.

TO

THE LORD CHIEF JUSTICE JERVIS,

This little Uwork,

A SLIGHT TRIBUTE OF UNBOUNDED ESTEEM,

LIFE-LONG FRIENDSHIP, AND HEARTFELT GRATITUDE,

is, WITH PERMISSION,

DEDICATED,

BY HIS FRIEND AND BROTHER-SPORTSMAN OF EARLY DAYS,

THE AUTHOR.

PREFACE.

So many excellent works have been written on shooting and all that relates to it, that it might at first sight appear unnecessary to introduce to the public another work on so beaten a subject. But if much has been communicated, much also has been passed over, either as unworthy of notice, or accidentally omitted, by those excellent, zealous, and intelligent sportsmen, who have already written on the subject; and, as time goes on, each day's experience may be productive of something new attracting our observation, and, at the same time, perhaps, not, altogether unworthy of attention. This work is written principally, but not exclusively, for young sportsmen. Itis the result of more than thirty years' practical experience, and I trust will be found to contain information on all points necessary for the safe, com

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