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Creator:
Baker, Ezekiel, 1758-1836.
Title:
Remarks on rifle guns : being the result of fifty years' practice and observation : with specific remarks on fowling pieces, the percussion lock, and fire-arms in general : to which are subjoined descriptions of a new bullet mould and clipper, various improvements in gun and door locks, and spring bolts : a description of fire-arms deposited in the Royal Arsenal at Woolwich, including all the improvements and inventions for which three silver medals have been awarded by the Society of Arts : together with tables of weights of balls, descriptive plates, &c. / by Ezekiel Baker.
Edition:
10th ed.
Published/Created:
London : Printed by Joseph Mallett ..., 1829.
Physical Description:
vi, [2], 251, [1] p., [10] leaves of plates : ill. (some col.), tables ; 22 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
TS533.4.G7 B37 1829
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Half-title: Baker's remarks.
Engravings by Barlow and B. Haseldine.
Includes index.
BAC: British Art Center bound in half roan and marbled boards. Contains profuse manuscript annotations and occasional diagrams, in pen and black ink, by William Hockin. On a front fly leaf, the volume is inscribed (Oct. 25 1834) by William Hockin to his brother Charles Hockin. William asks his brother to "pray observe those [remarks] which are of a precautionary kind in your practise". Charles would be killed in 1840, while serving with the Royal Marines in Syria. The book passed to a third brother, Frederick Hockin, whose autograph and date (1841) are also inscribed at front.
Subject Terms:
Engraving -- Specimens -- 1829.
Engraving, Colored -- Specimens -- 1829.
Firearms -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Hockin, Charles -- Presentation inscription from William Hockin, 1834 Oct. 25.
Hockin, Frederick -- Autograph.
Hockin, William -- Presentation inscription from Charles Hockin, 1834 Oct. 25.
Mallett, Joseph -- Printer.
Rifles -- Great Britain -- History.
Rifles -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Form/Genre:
Annotations (Provenance) -- 19th century.
Contributors:
Haseldine, B., engraver.
Barlow, engraver.
Hockin, William.
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