From the Library of the actor Robert Hardy.

Roberts, T.

The English Bowman or Tracts on Archery: to which is added The Second Part of the Bowman's Glory.

Published: London: Printed for the author, 1801.


20th Century full green morocco gilt with raised bands by Hatchards Ltd. Marbled end papers, top edge gilt. Pages xlii, 299. Engraved portrait frontis, engraved dedication. Approx. 8.5ins X 5.5ins.

Timothy Sidney Robert Hardy is not only one of Britain's most successful actors but also a highly regarded medieval military historian and an expert on the longbow. He has published two important works on the subject : "Longbow A Social and Military History" and "The Great Warbow". He was one of the experts consulted during the raising of the Mary Rose, and was Master of the Worshipful Company of Bowyers of the City of London from 1988-1990.

Afew light spots, former owner's signature to title otherwise very good in a fine binding.


Offered by Michael Quick