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The Book of the Crossbow (History of Archery Series)

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This vintage book contains a treatise on a variety of ancient projective weapons, with a special focus on Greek and Roman Catapults and Balistas. With fascinating historical information and complete descriptions of the various weapons discussed, this volume will appeal to those with an interest in historical ballistic weaponry. Contents include: "The Catapult and Balista", "The Turkish Composite Bow", "The Turkish Bow. Construction ad Dimension", "The Bow-String", "The Arrow", "The Method of Stringing a Turkish, Persian or Indian Bow", "The Horne Groove", "The Thumb-Ring", "Composite Bows of Various Oriental Nations", et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with an introductory essay on History of Archery by Horace A. Ford.

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