18 December 2019
The Archery Library wishes you a great holiday season and a fantastic New Year!
New Book: "Le Tir à l'Arc"
By le Cte Albert de Bertier, V. Cordier, A. Guglielmini, 1900.
French language archery book aimed to be a standard reference for archery, in the style of the Badminton Library of Sports: Archery, by Longman et al.
Subjects range from archery in prehistoric and ancient times, hunting, warfare, contemporary archery around the world, French and British archery societies in the 19th century, contemporary archery practices in France, Belgium, U.S.A and United Kingdom. It also includes a chapter with shooting instructions, archery terms and various regulations.
This book will be put online part by part during the next months. This first part includes the initial pages and the foreword.
Nouveau livre: "Le Tir à l'Arc"
Ce livre sera mis en ligne partie par partie au cours des prochains mois
Annonce dans Le Journal des Débats de décembre de 1900:
Bibliothèque du Sport — Le Tir à l'Arc, par MM. le comte de Bertier, V. Cordier et A. Gugliemini.—Ce volume fixe, pour la première fois, l'intéressante histoire d'un sport qui a pour lui la noblesse et l'antiquité des traditions; il en établit les règles avec précision et il n'est pas douteux qu'il soit regardé, dès son apparition, comme le code qui fait autorité parmi les amateurs.
Un vol. in-8°écu, avec 152 grav. r., 12 fr.: cart., tête dorée, 13 fr. 50.
Update for "Archery — The Technical Side" by Hickman et al., 1947.
General formulas for stresses and strains in a drawn bow
Part of a series of articles dealing with the static strains and stresses in bows published by Clarence Hickman.
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Major maintenance update
Major maintence work was carried out on the site design:
- appearance was slightly modernised
- navigation for mobile devices was improved
- redesign of print gallery
- cookie compliance script for EU-countries
- several improvements to the underlying code
- support for older browsers was discontinued. A recent browser or at least IE 10 or equivalent is recommended.
Update: "Arab Archery"
Updated "Arab Archery" by Faris and Elmer with a missing plate. Many thanks to Paolo de G.
New Book: "Archery Simplified"
by Phillip Rounsevelle, 1931.
Book aimed at teaching archery, not only archery technique, but how to teach an archery class.
The author was the owner of The Archer's Company, formed in the early 1920's and was one of the best known companies in the 1920's in the USA. They were located in Illinois, New Orleans and later Pinehurst, NC.