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Toxophilus. Ascham. Toxophilus. Ascham.

1968 reprint of the 1788 Edn. First printed in 1545.
Secondhand, ex Cond, mylar covered.

Toxophilus -The School Of Shooting (History of Archery Series) Roger Ascham This work comprises of two books combined together: The First Book of the School of Shooting and The Second Book of the School of Shooting. They are written in the form of a dialogue between Toxophilus 'A lover of the bow' and Philogus 'A lover of learning'. In the discussion Toxophilus justifies his love of archery as a pastime, puts forward his reasons for retaining the bow as a weapon of war instead of the newly favoured hand gun, and he gives practical instructions on the technique of shooting in the bow. Contents Include Chronicle of the life, Works, and Times of Roger Ascham Apologia The Royal Arms Dedication to the King Henry VIII To All Gentlemen and Yeoman of England The First Book Of The School Of Shooting The Second Book Of The School Of Shooting The Table Of Contents Of The First Book Of The School Of Shooting The Table Of The Second Book Of The School Of Shooting Glossary of Old Words Imprints of the first two editions of Toxophilus Originally published in 1544. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Obscure Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork

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Teaching the Bow to Bend. Making a Longbow. Schilling, Wlotzka. Teaching the Bow to Bend. Making a Longbow. Schilling, Wlotzka.

Making a longbow in only two days? No sweat! In their two-day workshops, the bowmakers team of Kunst-Griff introduced many enthusiastic beginners to the basics of making a wooden longbow--demonstrating each action step by step, in a comprehensible and clear way. This compact book, now in color, brings their workshop to you! Covering basic topics like ideal wood selection and the individual parts of a longbow, as well as more advanced construction like tillering, leather grips, bow stringers, Flemish splices and bowyer's knots in detail, this guide provides you with the basics to get started with the fascinating hobby of bow making.

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Archery: Skills, Tactics, Techniques. Charles Archery: Skills, Tactics, Techniques. Charles

Archery has photographic sequences clearly illustrating how to achieve good form, and there are close-up photographs of equipment and accessories. Advice is given on choosing the right bow and arrows, and also a clear explanation of bow set up and arrow tuning. Detailed advice is given on how to produce a good shot cycle. There are practice tips for performance, helpful hints to improve scores, and advice on making the move from club to competition shooting.

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Trophy Bowhunting. Sapp Trophy Bowhunting. Sapp

Extreme bowhunting adventure stories from North America, Africa, and other exotic locations
Complete guide to planning and budgeting a dream hunt
Strategies and gear guide for taking trophy bears, mountain lions, caribou, pronghorns, bison, Africa's Big Six, and many more species with a bow
Trophy Bowhunting invites you to participate in some of the world's greatest bowhunting challenges and gives you all the knowledge you need to succeed. With information on guides and outfitters, game availability, and hunting techniques and gear requirements for a variety of species, this book teaches how to plan the trip of your dreams and bag the trophy of a lifetime. Well-known bowhunters share adventure stories and sound advice: Join Jack Brittingham as he stalks giant coastal grizzlies in Alaska; chase turkey hunting's "World Slam" with Danny Faulkner; pursue Africa's Big Six--lion, leopard, elephant, Cape buffalo, rhinoceros, and hippopotamus--in northwest Namibia with Wendell Reich. Modern bowhunting gear is adequate to take the most exotic and dangerous quarries, but you need to be sufficiently prepared for the challenge. Discover whether you have the discipline, resourcefulness, and courage it takes to defy the odds against difficult game in some of the most extreme environments with only a bow and a handful of arrows.

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Bowhunting for the North American Twenty-Eight. Bogner Bowhunting for the North American Twenty-Eight. Bogner

Hunting All Varieties of North American Game
by Gary Bogner
251pp, photos, illustrations, 6x9, hardcover, dj
We live in an age of hunting accomplishments, some say extreme accomplishments. But however you look at it, it must be admitted that hunting all North American big game fair chase, with a bow, has to be one of the most difficult things to do in the world of hunting. And might we add that all the game Gary shot was done fair chase in the wild. A few highlights include: the incredible story of hunting grizzly near Knight Inlet in British Columbia where the giant bears had made deep tracks in the dense wilderness from hundreds of years of use. Talk about hunting game at spitting distances...and this was after Gary had failed to get a bear in Alaska during three prior attempts. In another instance Bogner hunts for a Stone sheep no less than three times. He ultimately takes an incredible ram with his rifle and later goes back and gets a very fine ram with his bow. And to top that, he hunted no less than four times to get his Dall ram. His description of getting his bighorn in Canada in deep snow makes one shiver with both the thoughts of the extreme cold as well as the idea how difficult it is to get close enough to a wary animal like a bighorn to get a shot with a bow. Ultimately Gary gets his chance at all twenty-eight: the caribou of the tundra, the moose of the boreal forests, and the deer of the farmlands and mountains. Even a giant bison falls to his arrow, along with puma, mountain goat, and the others. Gary is not one to give up easily. This book is a narrative of a hunter who has made up his mind to hunt only with a bow and who will succeed no matter what the odds.

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The Competitive Archer.  Needham The Competitive Archer. Needham

The Competitive Archer provides practical advice to archers showing them a path to success in their competition performance, taking them from keen weekend competitors to top athletes in the world arena.

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The Book of the Crossbow.  Payne-Gallaway The Book of the Crossbow. Payne-Gallaway

One of the most devastating weapons of the Middle Ages, the crossbow fired a 12-inch bolt capable of piercing all but the strongest armor. This fascinating illustrated study traces its use in both medieval and modern times as a military and sporting weapon. It also covers related weapons, including balistas, catapults, and the Turkish bow. Over 240 illustrations.

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The Practical Guide to Man-Powered Weapons and Ammunition: Experiments with Catapults, Musketballs, Stonebows, Blowpipes, Big Airguns, and Bulletbows. Middleton. The Practical Guide to Man-Powered Weapons and Ammunition: Experiments with Catapults, Musketballs, Stonebows, Blowpipes, Big Airguns, and Bulletbows. Middleton.

David slew Goliath with his slingshot: for millennia that was the norm, as men used a variety of non-explosive weapons to fire small stones and carefully rounded bullets of clay, glass, and even steel and lead. This unusual study explores in practical detail the many ways, old and new, in which man shot projectiles without recourse to gunpowder. They include the bow and arrow, a favourite for the last 10,000 years; pump-up air guns; blowpipes; catapults; and homemade lead musket balls. There’s information on ammunition and velocity, as well as a lively personal narrative filled with humour and the spirit of experimentation.

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The Way of Archery Tian, Ma. The Way of Archery Tian, Ma.

The Way of Archery provides a detailed introduction to practicing archery in the traditional Chinese military style. It explains the basics of how to shoot using the Asian thumb ring: proper posture, training regimen, equipment, and avoiding pitfalls in shooting. The thorough translation and commentary (with original and new illustrations) provide a fresh and practical perspective on Gao Ying’s 1637 archery treatise (which, itself, influenced generations of archers in East Asia). The authors themselves are active practitioners of Chinese archery, having spent an endless amount of time and effort vetting their understanding of this old manual and putting its ideas into practice. Through this process, the authors have been able to make this archery text accessible to modern readers. Not only will the reader come to understand the technical side of the Way of Archery, but will connect with the philosophy and spirit of the ancient Chinese warriors.

Our Price: $85.00