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Theory and practice of archery by  Horace FORD - Hardcover - 1887 - from Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books and

Theory and practice of archery

by FORD, Horace

Condition: Near Fine

1887 ARCHERY Theory & Practice England ROBIN HOOD Techniques Weapons Bow & Arrow

Horace A Ford was a 19th-century, twelve-time champion of the Grand National Archery Meeting in the United Kingdom. He held the highest recorded mark for over 70 years. Ford has been described as "Great Britain's Greatest Archer" and even American Maurice Thompson stated, " better Archer ever lived."

This late 19th-century edition of Ford's 'Theory and Practice of Archery' glances at the history of Archery accounting for ancient England, Robin Hood, the medieval times and all the way to the foundation of the National Archery Society in the late 1800s. This work also focuses on Ford's unique scientific style including bow and arrow type, feathering, stances, scoring and many other factors. This work is illustrated with diagrams.

Item number: #5266

Price: $399

FORD, Horace

Theory and practice of archery

London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1887.


· Collation: Complete with all pages

o [x], 296

· Language: English

· Binding: Cloth; tight and secure

· Size: ~9in X 6in (22cm x 15cm)

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  • Bookseller: Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 5266
  • Title: Theory and practice of archery
  • Author: FORD, Horace
  • Format/binding: Cloth; tight and secure
  • Book condition: Used - Near Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Longmans, Green and Co
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1887
  • Keywords: 1887 ARCHERY Theory & Practice England ROBIN HOOD Techniques Weapons Bow & Arrow rare, antique, old, first edition, 1st state, provenance, signed, inscribed, dust jacket, vellum, manuscript, engravings, illustrations, leather, plates, maps, antiquarian


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