Preface to the second edition
ARCHERY seems to have obtained a firm hold in America, with a promise of developing some excellent results. Already a National Association has been formed with a large membership, and arrangements are in progress for a grand tournament at Chicago this summer (1879).
In submitting a second edition of the "WITCHERY OF ARCHERY," the author is glad to be able to add a chapter on the methods of target practice, with a full description of the English rules, regulations, and rounds, and some suggestions regarding the propriety of establishing an American round of shorter ranges than the English.
It is believed that this book now contains all that is necessary to a perfect understanding of archery in all its branches.
The author's thanks are sincerely offered to the many archers in England and America who have sent him valuable hints and suggestions.
CRAWFORDSVILLE, INDIANA, Feb. 17, 1879.