New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1879. New Edition. Small Octavo, 269 pages,  ads; VG; bound in publisher's black and gilt decorated brown cloth; mild rubbing to binding; with 10 plates; slight age-toning to pages; shelved case 10.
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First published in 1878, it was the first important book about archery written in English since Toxophilus, in 1545. When Thompson wrote The Witchery of Archery, he filled it with various stories, many of which were humorous. However, it also gave practical advice on the sport, such as the manufacturing of archery paraphernalia and how to use the equipment while hunting. [wikipedia]