ANECDOTES Of ARCHERY; From the Earliest Times to the Year 1791. Including an Account of the Most Famous Archers of Ancient and Modern Times; with some curious Particulars in the Life of Robert Fitz-Ooth Earl of Huntington, Vulgarly called Robin Hood. The Present State of Archery, with the Different Societies in Great Britain, Particularly those of Yorkshire, Lancashire, and Durham. Hargrove, ly. 1741 - 1818.

ANECDOTES Of ARCHERY; From the Earliest Times to the Year 1791. Including an Account of the Most Famous Archers of Ancient and Modern Times; with some curious Particulars in the Life of Robert Fitz-Ooth Earl of Huntington, Vulgarly called Robin Hood. The Present State of Archery, with the Different Societies in Great Britain, Particularly those of Yorkshire, Lancashire, and Durham.

York: Printed for E. Hargrove, Bookseller, Knaresbro'; And sold by all the Booksellers of York, Leeds, and Ripon. 1792. 1st edition (Lake & Wright, p. 137). 104 pp (including Index). Frontis depiciting 'Medal of the Yorkshire Archers', folding plate showing the [fictional] pedigree of Robin Hood & a plate of the 'Medal of the Darlington Archers'. 12mo: A - H6 I4. C2 missigned as C3; C3 missigned as C2. 5-7/8" x 3-3/4". Later green half-morocco binding (by MacDonald, for Charles Scribners's Sons) with green cloth boards. TEG. Dark green eps. Spine leather lightly sunned. A VG+ copy. Item #29866

A somewhat popular book on the subject, reissued thrice since publication (once being photographic facsimile in 1970), however this first edition a fairly uncommon item not often seen on the commercial market, coming to auction only twice these past 30 some-odd years, the last being 1988.

Price: $750.00

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