"The World of Shooting" JOHNSON, Peter & WANNENBURGH, Alf
In publisher's cloth slipcase
Limited edition number 727
12.25" x 12"
Photographex Inc. Lausanne, Switzerland. 1987 1st edition. Square folio (305 x 305mm).  pp. Colour and b/w photographs. Half green morocco over velvet boards with steel engraved plate on upper board, spine titled in silver-gilt. Numbered copy of Sponsoring Subscriber's Edition limited to 1,000 copies. A large and lavish work on gamebird shooting throughout the world. Driven grouse in Scotland, Norfolk partridge, Cornish woodcock and Devon pheasants, gamebird and wildfowl shooting in Holland, Spain, South America, Australia and New Zealand, South Africa, and the United States from Texas to Alaska. "Profusely illustrated with magnificent photographs by Johnson. There is a stainless steel etching (4" x 4") set into the upper cover; this is a reproduction of a sporting scene by the English Master Engraver - Ken Hunt. It is an international game shooting work, and was marketed to the great and the good of the world's shooting fraternity, with many copies going to the USA, Australia, Spain, Portugal, etc." (Grayling). "The (De Luxe) Sponsoring Subscriber's Edition," Limited to 1000 numbered copies. * The limitation bookplate, signed by Johnson, Wannenburgh and publisher, Hans-Juergen Queisser, includes the hand-written name of the subscriber. In this copy (727/ 1000). It was intended to also publish a trade edition of 4000 copies, but this was never produced.