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The archer's guide : containing full instructions for the use of that ancient and noble instrument the bow; directions for the choice of arrows; and all information essential to the attainment of theoretical proficiency in the graceful, manly, and fashionable pastime of archery : accompanied by a sketch of the history of the long-bow, whether as a weapon of war or an instrument of amusement / by an old toxophilite ; illustrated with plates of the costume and paraphernalia, position in shooting, etc. by R. Cruikshank, Esq., member of the Brompton Club of Archers.

Published/Created:
London : T. Hurst, St. Paul's Church-Yard., 1833.
Physical Description:
23, [1], xi, [1], 178, [2] p., [3] leaves of plates : ill. ; 17 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
GV1185 .A73 1833
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Illustrations by Robert Cruikshank.
Printed by J. and C. Adlard, Bartholomew Close, London.
NSTC, 2A14877
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in original green illustrated boards. On the front and back covers are engravings duplicating the two illustrations in the book. Beneath each is, "The Archer's Guide".
BEIN 2014 1562: Imperfect?: Catalog at front (p. 1-23, first count) wanting, but no evidence that catalog was ever present. Bound in original green illustrated boards; on the front and back covers are engravings duplicating the two illustrations in the book, and beneath each is, "The Archer's Guide". Bookseller's label on front paste-down: Bought of J.R. Smith, 4, Old Compton-st. Plates are hand-colored.
BEIN 2014 1563: Imperfect?: Catalog at front (p. 1-23, first count) wanting, but no evidence that catalog was ever present. 16 cm. Bound in dark olive-green cloth with title stamped in gold on cover. Plates glued together to form a single folded plate bound as a frontispiece. Plates are hand colored.
At front is a catalog of advertisement for books published by Thomas Hurst, consisting of a titlepage dated 1833, 1-23 pages with the verso if the final page blank. At the foot of p. 23 is the imprint, "Printed by Thomas Richardson, Derby."
Includes bibliographical references.
Includes glossary of terms and phrases used in archery.
Advertisement for "The Juror's guide"--[1] p. at end.
Subject Terms:
Adlard, C. -- Printer.
Adlard, J. -- Printer.
Archery -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Hurst, T. -- Publisher.
Richardson, Thomas -- Printer.
Form/Genre:
Booksellers' labels (Provenance) -- J.R. Smith.
Etching -- Hand-colored -- 1833.
Hand-colored illustrations.
Contributors:
An old toxophilite.
Cruikshank, Robert, 1789-1856, ill.
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