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Game Shooting An Illustrated History

  • Game Shooting An Illustrated History
  • Game Shooting An Illustrated History

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A fascinating and comprehensive book on the history of shooting - from the inception of the sport in the sixteenth century to the present day

Covering all aspects of the history of shooting, it not only contains a large selection of historic illustrations depicting shooting in all its forms but also draws on diaries, game books and personal testimonies from sportsmen and gamekeepers collected by the author. It provides a unique insight into the sport of shooting, readily accessible to members of the country sports fraternity and the layman alike.

Written in order to provide an accurate record of shooting in times past, it is something often neglected by other authors who have focused on great shoots, top shots and big bags rather than giving balanced overview of the sport in bygone days based on surviving diaries, newspaper articles and other relevant historical documents.


David 'has long had the reputation of having the most extensive knowledge of the history of such sport' and 'there are very many illustrations in colour and black and white throughout and these are, on their own, well worth the cover price. This is a book not only for sportsmen as such but also for anyone interested in the countryside or wildlife as the history is a reflection of what is currently happening in the countryside today'. --Ray Collier, Highland News Group

Having come across David Jones's previous book, Gamekeeping: An Illustrated History, I was keen to read this one. I was certainly not disappointed. I'm sure that anyone with an interest in game shooting or history would be more than happy to find this in their stocking. --BASC Shooting and Conservation

The entire shooting life is covered here. Well-sourced images enliven the content, with old and new photographs, illustrations, excerpts and game cards. Those who take to the field ought to have more than a vague idea about the history of their sport before they stand with gun in hand. And a copy of Jones's book is a great place to start. --The Field

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