GREENER, W. W. (1834-1921)
Choke-Bore Guns, and How to Load for all kinds of Game
London, Paris & New York: Cassell Petter & Galpin, . 8vo. 215, , plus publisher's ads in the rear. Illustrations and plates, including large folding plates in the front and rear pockets. Contemporary manuscript annotations to the folding plates.
Publisher's russet cloth, covers bordered in blind and pictorially stamped in gilt, spine gilt
The son of a noted gunsmith and inventor, W. W. Greener was himself an important gun manufacturer as well as a prolific author on books on guns. "The object of this Work is to bring into one focus the leading features, and present position, of one of the greatest improvements ever made in the shooting of Sporting Guns ... The demand for information on the subject of Choke-bore Guns has been so great that the Author has thought it expedient to publish all that he has been able to gather on the subject" (Preface).