The Shooting Field: One Hundred and Fifty Years with Holland & Holland - KING, PeterQuiller Press, 1985, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled along edges, some small nicks and chips. Lightly bruised at head, tail and corners. Text bright and tight.
This book tells the story of the London gun trade from the earliest days, and particularly from 1835 through the eyes of a most famous maker, Holland and Holland, and of their customers, their rivals, and their craftsmen. We travel to India with the Prince of Wales and to Africa with Sir Samuel Baker and Teddy Roosevelt. These great shots tell us in their own words what it was like to shoot with a Holland and Holland, an experience denied to all but the most fortunate of men. And women, too, like the legendary Duchess of Bedford who worried about the length of her skirt when out shooting. 144pp.
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