Houghton Mifflin Company and Eyre and Spottiswoode : Boston, New York and London. Beautifully illustrated with full colour plates, this is a signed Limited Edition copy of Hugh Pollard's celebration of game shooting. Colour Plates, First Edition, Illustrated, Leather Binding, Limited Edition, Publishers' Original Binding, Signed. Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed.This book weighs 2 KG when packed. The first edition of this signed Limited Edition work from Hugh Pollard, a British firearms expert and journalist known for his intelligence work during the Irish War of Independence. This copy is number 3A of seventy-five copies reserved for sale in the United States of America, and is signed by Pollard to the limitation page. Illustrated with fourteen full colour plates depicting birds and deer, from artists Philip Rickman and H. Frank Wallace, each retaining their original captioned tissue guard. With chapters dedicated to ammunition, the gun, the choice of a shoot, the cookery of game and diseases of game birds, this is a lovely copy of a beautifully illustrated and informative study of the sport of shooting. In the publisher's original quarter vellum binding, with cloth covered boards. Light discolouration to vellum, with minor rubbing to cloth of rear board. Evidence of bookplate removal to front pastedown. Signed and numbered by author to limitation page. Pages clean and bright, with plates retaining their original captioned tissue guard. Fine - Very well preserved copy showing very little wear. Only one or two minor faults, really a very attractive copy. Quite a wide term meaning no major faults but probably several smaller ones. Often expected given the age of the book, but still a respectable copy. Some more serious faults as will. Be described in the condition report under'condition. Good Only - Meaning one or more faults that could really do with repair.
As with good only above but with other faults. Leaving a compromised copy even after repair. Really bad and possibly seriously incomplete. We only sell books in this condition where their rarity or value makes them.Major defects will be described. Please ask for details and conditions. Please note we cannot accept USD cheques.