The Hand Book Of Archery Containing A Short treatise Of All Rules and Instructions Necessary for the Advancement of the Archer in the Ancient and Noble Science of Shooting with the English Long Bow

Chicago: Vergho, Ruhling & Co., ca. 1879. Pamphlet of 64 pp. in yeloow wraps printed in black with rear wrap steel engraving of an archer. No date (1879?) Small engravings in the advertising section. Printed by H.C. Tiffany & Co. Very scarce. Essentially a trade catalog of the company's sporting goods with emphasis on archery equipment though there are sections on lawn tennis, croquet, Spalding baseball equipment, etc. The first 26 pp. give a history and general guide to archery with the remainer being adverts. The front wrap is heavily chipped with significant loss to the bottom right corner, some soiling and staining. The corner chip extends to the title page and, to a lesser extent, the first two leaves. OCLC locates only two copies and no other editions (ref. Lesser, Catalog 114, 2010) Sold as is. Fair Wraps (Item ID: E18278)

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