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YOUNG SPORTS MEN,
IN ALL THAT RELATES TO
GUNS AND SHOOTING. .
LIEUT. COL. P. HAWKER.
FIRST AMERICAN, FROM THE NINTH LONDON EDITION.
TO WHICH IS ADDED THE
HUNTING AND SHOOTING OF NORTH AMERICA,
DESCRIPTIONS OF THE ANIMALS AND BIRDS.
CAREFULLY COLLATED FROM AUTHENTIC SOURCES.
By Wm. T. PORTER, Esq.,
EDITOR OF THE NEW YORK "SPIRIT OP THE TIMES," ETC., ETC., ETC.
ASTOR, LENOX AND
Eniered, according to the act of Congress, in the year 1846,
BY LEA & BLANCHARD,
in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, in and for the
Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
S. SHERMAX, PRINTER,
No. 19 St. James Street,
HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS
THE PRINCE ALBERT
K.G. K.T. K.P. G.C.B. G.C.M.G.
etc. etc, etc.
The gracious permission to dedicate this edition to Your Royal Highness not only confers on me the greatest honour that can be granted to a British Sportsman; but also gives me the heartfelt pleasure, before I leave the field, of inscribing my humble production on Guns and Shooting to a distinguished patron of the one, and a noble example for the manly exercise of the other.
I have the honour to be,