A Bibliography of Archery

Collated by Stephen F. Wyley


Ascham, Roger, Toxophilus, ed. E.Arber, London, 1868.

Beith, Maj Gen J.H., The Royal Company of Archers, Blackwood.

Bergman, C.A., et al, Experimental Archery: Projectile Velocities and Comparison of Bow Performances, Antiquity, Vol. 62, No. 237, pp. 658-670, December 1988.

Bilson,F.L., Modern Archery, London, 1949.

Blackmore, H.L., Hunting Weapons, Barrie & Jenkins.

Bradbury, J., The Medieval Archer, Suffolk, 1992

Brown, R.C., 'Observations on the Berkhamstead Bow', JSAA, x, 1967, pp. 12-15.

Burke, E., The History of Archery, London, 1958.

Chenevix Trench, C., A History of Marksmanship, Longman.

Clark, J.G.D., "Neolithic Bows From Somerset, England, and the Prehistory of Archery in North-West Europe", Proc. Prehistoric Soc., xxix, December 1963, pp. 50-98.

Cottrill, F., 'A Medieval Description of a Bow and Arrow', AJ, xxiii, 1943, pp. 54-5.

Duff, J., Bows and Arrows, Macmillan, New York.

Edwards, C.B., The Tox Story, Royal Tox Society.

Elmer, R. & Smart, C.A., The Book of the Longbow, Doubleday.

Faris, N.A., & Elmer, R.P. [Trans. & Ed.], Arab Archery - An Arab manuscript of about A.D. 1500, 'A Book on the Excellance of the Bow and Arrow'and the Description Thereof, Princetown University Press, 1945.

Featherstone, D., Bowmen of England, New English Library.

Foley, V., Palmer, G., & Soedel, W., 'The Crossbow', Scientific American, cclii, 1985.

Ford, H.A., Archery: Its Theory and Practice, 1856. [Three editions and reprinted as 'The Theory and Practice of Archery, revised and rewritten by William Butt in 1887]

Gallice, H., L'Art d' Archerie, Renouard.

George, H.B., 'The Archers at Crécy', EHR, x, 1895, pp. 733-8.

Gilberson, E., Japanese Archery and Archers, Trans. Japanese Society, London, 1897.

Gordon, H. & Webb, A., 'The Hedgeley Moor Bow at Alnwick Castle', JSAA, xv, 1972, pp.8-9.

Grimley, G., The Book of the Bow, Putnam.

Hansard, G.A., The Book of Archery, Longman, London, 1841.

Hardy, R., Longbow, Cambridge, 1976.

Hare, K., The Archer's Chronicle, Williams & Norgate.

Hargrove, A.E., Anecdotes of Archery, Hargrove's Library.

Harmuth, E., Die Armbrust [The Crossbow], Graz, Austria, 1975.

Harmuth, E., Belt Spanners for Crossbows, Arts, Arms & Armour, An International Anthology, Volume 1, 1979-1980, Ed. Robert Held.

Harris, P.V., 'Archery in the First Half of the Fourteenth Century', JSAA, xiii, 1970, pp. 19-21.

Harris, P.V., The Influence of Robin Hood on Archery, JSAA, xv, 1972, pp. 10-14.

Harris, P.V., 'The Longbow in Battle', Bt A, iv, 1953, pp. 183-4.

Harrison, A.P., The Science of Archery Showing its Affinity to Heraldry, London, 1834.

Hastings, T., The British Archer, London, 1831.

Hatto, A.J., 'Archery and Chivalry: A Noble Prejudice', Modern Language Review, xxxv, 1940, pp. 40-54.

Heath, E.G., Archery The Modern Approach, London 1966.

Heath, E.G., The Grey Goose Wing, Reading, 1971.

Heath, E.G., 'Agincourt', JSAA, ix, 1966, pp.7-9.

Heath, E.G., .'The English Medieval War Arrow", JSAA, iii, 1960, pp.17-9.

Hickman, C.N., Velocity and acceleration of arrows. Weight and efficiency as affected by backing the bow, Journal Fracklin Inst. No. 208, October 1929, pp. 521-37.

Hickman, C.N., The Dynamics of the bow and arrow, Journal Applied Physics, vol. 8, June 1937, pp. 404-409.

Hodgkin, A.E., The Archer's Craft, Faber.

Klopsteg, P.E., The Physics of bows and arrows, Am J Phys, vol 11, August 1943, pp. 175-192.

Klopsteg, P.E., Turkish Archery and Composite Bow, 1934. [Second Edition and republished 1947]

Lake, F.H. & Wright, M.F., A Bibliography of Archery, Manchester, 1974

Legge, M.D., 'The Unerring Bow', Medium Aevum, xxv, 1956, pp.79-83.

Lloyd, E.M., 'The "Herse"of Archers at Crécy', EHR, x, 1895, pp. 538-41.

Longman, C.J., & Walrond, H., Archery, Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes ed. Duke of Beaufort, London, 1894.

Luttrell Psalter, ed, E.G.Millar, London, 1932.

McEwan, E., et al, Early bow design and construction, Scientific American, June 1991, pp. 50-56.

McGuffie, T.H., 'The Long-bow as a Decisive Weapon', HT, v, 1955, pp 737-41.

McLeod, W., 'An Ancient Treatise of Military Archery', JSAA, v, 1962, pp.10-11.

Milliken, E.K., Archery in the Middle Ages, London 1967.

Morris, J.E., 'The Archers at Crécy', EHR, xii, 1897, pp. 427-36.

Morse, E.S., Ancient and Modern Methods of Arrow Release. Bul. Essex Inst., 1885.

Morse, E.S., Additional Notes on Arrow Release, Peabody Museum, Salem, 1885.

Morsely, W.M., An Essay on Archery, Worchester, 1717.

Oxley, J.E., The Fletchers and Longbowstringmakers of London, London, 1968.

Payne-Gallwey, Sir R., Projectile Throwing Engines with a Treatise on the Turkish and other Oriental bows, London, 1907.

Payne-Gallwey, Sir R., The Crossbow, Medieval and Modern Military and Sporting. Its Construction, History and Management, with a treatise on the Balista and Catapult of the Ancients, London, 1958.

Pope, S.P., Bows and Arrows, University of California, Berkely, California, n.d.

Pope, S.T., Hunting with Bows and Arrows, James H. Barry & Co., 1923. [Reprinted 1925,1928,1930, 1947]

Rausing, G., The Bow: Some Notes on its Origin and Developement, 1967

Rees, G., The Longbow's deadly secrets, New Scientist, 5th June 1993, pp. 24-5.

Roberts, T., The English Bowman, Tracts on Archery, London, 1801.

Rule, M., The Mary Rose, 2nd edn., London, 1983.

Schuyler, K.C., Archery, Barnes.

Scoffern, J., Projectile Weapons of War and Explosive Compounds, 3rd edn, London , 1858.

Stein, H., Archers d'autrefois, archers d'aujourdhui, Longuet.

Switsur, R., 'The Prehistoric Longbow from Danny, Scotland', Antiquity, xlviii, 1974, pp. 56 -8.

Thompson, M., The Witchery of Archery, 1878. [ Second Edition, 1879, and reprinted in 1928]

Tucker, W.E., 'Bows of the Nydam Galleys', JSAA, i, 1958, pp.7-9.

Wales, Gerald of, The Jouney Through Wales and the Description of Wales, ed. L.Thorpe, Harmondsworth, 1978.

Waring, T., Treatise on Archery, 1877.

AJ Antiquaries Journal.
Bt A British Archer.
Ed. Edited.
EHR English Historical Review.
HT History Today.
Inst. Institute.
JSAA Journal of the Society of Archer Antiquaries.
n.d. no date.
Proc. Proceedings.
Soc. Society.
Trans. Translated.

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