5 December 2012
New articles from "The Archer’s Register for 1904-1905".
The new articles available are A New Method of Measuring Pin-Hole Golds by C. Pownall, Stringing the Chinese Bow by M.B. and The Sharpest Loose by Dr. E. Mylins.
The Archer’ Register was published yearly from 1864 to 1915. It contained archery related competition results, society lists, adverstisements, poetry, songs, obituaries and original papers.
- New book: "Arab Archery"—An Arabic manuscript of about A.D. 1500
Translated by N.A. Faris and R.P. Elmer. Translation of a 15th century manuscript with details on archery from the Garrett Collection of Arabic Manuscripts in the Princeton University Library. The book gives detailed description on all aspects of Arab archery at the time.
- New article: "On Poisoned Arrows in Melanesia"
By the Rev. R. H. Codrington, D.D. From: The Journal of the Antropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, Vol. XIX, pp. 215-219. 1890.
The title says it all: Article on the manufacture and use of poisoned arrows using human bone as arrowhead.
- New book: "Bows and Arrows"—How they are Best Made for all Kinds of Target Shooting.
Including Chapters on Shooting, Accessories and Competitions. By James Duff, 1927. Another book on bow & arrow making and shooting. James Duff was a Scottish Bowyer who came to the U.S.A. where he eventually became president of the National Archery Association.
Make sure to read the copyright details if you are from the U.S.A.