Originally published in 1859, the 2nd edition of The Theory and Practice of Archery by Horace A. Ford is one of the all-time classics of archery.
Originally published in 1887, this new edition was thoroughly revised and rewritten by W. Butt, who had been for many years the Hon. Secretary of Royal Toxophilite Society. The edition was based on the work of Mr. Ford but it omitted much matter that had become entirely obsolete and then added lots of useful information that brought the work up to the level of the knowledge of Mr. Butt's day.
It's a great book for anyone interested in the history and technique of traditional archery!
- Of the English Long-Bow
- How to Choose a Bow, and How to Use and Preserve It When Chosen
- Of the Arrow
- Of the String, Bracer, and Shooting-Glove
- Of the Grease-Box, Tassel, Belt, etc.
- Of Bracing, or Stringing, and Nocking
- Of Ascham's Five Points, Position Standing, etc.
- Of Holding and Loosing
- Of Distance Shooting, and Different Rounds
- Archery Societies, 'Records,' etc.
- The Public Archery Meetings and the Double York and Other Rounds
- Club Shooting and Private Practice
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