How to Train in Archery: Being a Complete Study of the York Round, By Maurice and Will H. Thompson
Rare first edition of this important work on archery, written by the "Father of Archery in America." An exhaustive manual of long-range bow shooting for the use of archers who wished to become contestants at the Grand National Association Meetings, this small volume contains a wealth of timeless information on the subject of archery.
New York: E.I. Horsman, 1879. Original brown decorative cloth boards, stamped in gilt; pp. [xi], 4-74, ; 5 7/8" x 4 3/8". Light rubbing and shelfwear to boards, scuff to rear board with some spotting and faint moisture markings. Internally, pages show dampstaining near spine and edges of pages, less so in the middle pages. A couple creases to front flyleaf, scattered light foxing, owner's name erased from rear blank, else internally clean.