SOMETHING ABOUT GUNS AND SHOOTING By "PURPLE HEATHER" This commendable shooting title was first published in London in 1891, and is now a highly prized item in the libraries of many shooting men. It is always much sought after and has become increasingly expensive in its first edition. Read Country Books has now re-published it in its entirety, as part of their "History of Shooting" series, using the original text and retaining the many illustrated gun, cartridge, and equipment makers' advertisements. "Purple Heather" learnt the rudiments of shooting in the days when breech-loaders were unknown and hammerless ejectors unthought of. His name and his shooting articles were familiar to readers of many sporting journals of the day. In this, his first book, he delves carefully into the science and technicalities of a subject he has so much at heart. The book's 188 pages are divided into thirteen chapters including: Judging Distance - A "Joe Manton" - Flint and Steel Percussion Guns. - Trials of Muzzle Loaders. - Fashion in Game Guns, and their Loads. - Trials of Breech Loaders. - The Advantages of Good Guns. - Correct Fit of Guns -"Cast Off." - Suitable Game Guns. - Chokes and Cylinders. - Shot and Powder. - Shooting Trials Results and Loading Tables. - Plus the author's entertaining notes on his own shooting experiences. Each chapter contains a large fund of useful information to votaries of the gun, and the whole is written in an attractive style. This new edition has been produced to the highest standards in an attractive soft cover format. Many of the earliest sporting books, particularly those dating back to the 1800s, are now extremely scarce and very expensive. READ COUNTRY BOOKS are reprinting these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions. These editions are republished using the original text and artwork.