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The Book of Archery, being the complete history and practice of the art, ancient and modern, interspersed with numerous interesting anecdotes, and an account of the existing toxophilite societies. by  George Agar (Gwent Bowman) Hansard - Hardcover - Third edition - 1845 - from Paul Haynes Rare Books (SKU: biblio36)

The Book of Archery, being the complete history and practice of the art, ancient and modern, interspersed with numerous interesting anecdotes, and an account of the existing toxophilite societies.

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The Book of Archery, being the complete history and practice of the art, ancient and modern, interspersed with numerous interesting anecdotes, and an account of the existing toxophilite societies.

by Hansard, George Agar (Gwent Bowman)

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Henry G. Bohn. London. Third edition. 1845. 8vo. xxi, (1), 456pp. Title dated 1841. Engraved frontispiece, half title dated 1845 (as usual).13 further engraved plates. 24 outline plates. Original decorative cloth, with gilt and embossed decorative boards. Elaborate gilt spine, slightly rubbed and sunned. Edges untrimmed. Renewed endpapers. Occasional light spotting/foxing.

George Agar Hansard (1796–1876) "Gwent Bowman". Author, gentleman and sportsman. The legendary Gwent Bowmen are regarded as the finest of all, evidenced by their victory at the Battle of Agincourt. The Agincourt roll of honour can be seen at Brecon Cathedral.

A comprehensive descriptive history of archery. Sections include: Juvenile Bowmen, Equipments, Female Archery, Welsh Archery, French Archery, The Crossbow, Societies, Yew Trees, Yew Bows, Power, The Shaft, Rural Archery, Greek and Roman Archery. Includes anecdotes and descriptions of Rabbit shooting at Britton Ferry, Fauna Gooma shooting in the South Sea Islands, Popinjay shooting, Guiana Indian shafts, Herefordshire Bowmen, etc etc.

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Bookseller
Paul Haynes Rare Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
biblio36
Title
The Book of Archery, being the complete history and practice of the art, ancient and modern, interspersed with numerous interesting anecdotes, and an account of the existing toxophilite societies.
Author
Hansard, George Agar (Gwent Bowman)
Book condition
Used - See item description
Quantity available
1
Edition
Third edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Henry G. Bohn
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1845
Keywords
Archery, Toxophily, Wales
Bookseller catalogs
History; Welsh; Military History; Field Sports; Fine Bindings;
Size
8vo

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