Rifle Shooting in Ireland. Inscribed by the Author (1867)

Author: A.B. Leech

Book ID: 66946

Price: 495.00

Rifle Shooting in Ireland. With Instructions for the Use of the Arm. Dublin: William M’Gee, 1867. Pp viii, 110, [6]. Publisher’s red cloth boards, title in gilt to upper cover. Light wear to covers, contents in very good condition.

Inscribed by the Author on front free endpaper.

‘Prepared at the request of the Irish Rifle Association , as a manual for its members. Several of the advertisement to rear list gun & rifle manufactures in Dublin.

Author of ‘Irish riflemen in America’ Major Arthur Blennerhassett was captain of an Irish team of sharp shooters who challenged the Amateur Rifle Club of New York to a historic U.S. Ireland International rifle match, in 1874. 

In memorial of the event a trophy named in his honour ‘The Leech Cup’ was established & is awarded to long range shooters by the National Rifle Association of America (NRA). A pitcher of Irish silver, wrought in Ireland, heavily engraved and ‘surmounted by a little silver tower, representative of the famous old towers of Ireland.’

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