Assouline takes a look at the history of the world's oldest sport:
"A hunting gun of true quality holds a place of honor in the world of sporting equipment. As objects of great beauty and terrific force, these rifles are prized by hunters and collectors. Relating anecdotes of expeditions in different countries and exploring various traditions, Hunting: Legendary Rifles combines the thrill of the hunt with the history of the arms’ rich historic past, from creation and refinement of each gun to exhilarating examples of its use. A brand-by-brand catalog completes the account, offering specifications and detailed illustrations of each gun, both in profile and in action. This volume’s thorough approach expertly details the story of its rifles, revealing to readers the grand and fascinating world of hunting."