Colonel George Hanger to All Sportsmen, and Particularly to Farmers, and Gamekeepers. Above thirty years' practice in horses and dogs; how to feed and take are of them, and also cure them of all common disorders. Effectually to allure and catch all vermin. The Rat-catching secret; to catch every rat on the premises alive, without using poison. To breed and feed pheasants, and cure their disorders. On fowling-pieces, rifle-guns, and muskets ... remarks on rifle shooting, recommended to the attention of all riflemen, and particularly to officers who have seen active service in the rifle corps. On the race of pointers and setters ... method of preventing partridges being taken at night by drag-nets, when the gamekeepers are asleep ... to catch whole flocks of wood-pigeons in hard weather and all water-fowl in any weather. To approach a red deer, in the highlands of Scotland, within thirty or forty yards ... to shoot wild-fowl, pewits, golden plover, wild geese, and bustards by night ... to save the life of a dog, when it has taken poison. With several valuable family receipts. To which is added, a plan for training and disciplining a corps, such as never yet has appeared in any army of Europe, armed with a peculiar and superior gun, which will shoot, with the precision of a rifle, one third further than any rifle hitherto used on service; and can be loaded with cartridges, and fired, as quick as a common musket.
London: Printed for the author. Sold by J.J. Stockdale, 1814. First edition. 8vo. 226 pp. Includes a passage on jack-lighting deer at night in South Carolina, comments on American rifles and riflemen and backwoods lore, and mention of Wild Turkey, and other material, gleaned from Hanger's service as second-in-command to Tarleton during service in the American Revolution. Very good. Later green morocco, gilt title and ornament on spine, marbled endpapers and edges, gilt turn-ins, silk marker ribbon. (8755). Item #61901