Game Shooting

An Illustrated History

David S. D. Jones

£25.00

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ISBN: 9781846892103

PUBLICATION DATE: September 1, 2015

CATEGORY: Gifts and History

BINDING: Hardback

EXTENT: 264 pages

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giving balanced overview of the sport in bygone days based on surviving diaries, newspaper articles and other relevant historical documents.

Meet the author David S. D. Jones

David S D Jones has been an archivist and historian for the National Gamekeepers’ Organisation for over a decade. He is descended from a long line of outdoor servants employed on country estates throughout England and Wales and numbers amongst his ancestors and relatives gamekeepers; hunt servants; gardeners; grooms; woodmen; farm workers; land agents and more. He owns the Gamekeeping Photographic Archive and the David S D Jones Photographic Collection.

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