Ascham, Toxophilus, London, 1571, modern red morocco
Ascham, Toxophilus, London, 1571, modern red morocco
Ascham, Toxophilus, London, 1571, modern red morocco
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Ascham, Toxophilus, London, 1571, modern red morocco

Estimate: 2,400 - 3,200 GBP

Ascham, Toxophilus, London, 1571, modern red morocco

Estimate: 2,400 - 3,200 GBP

Lot Sold:3,250GBP

Lot Details

Description

ASCHAM, ROGER

Toxophilus, the schole, or partitions of shooting contayned in ij. bookes... London: Thomas Marshe, 1571


second edition, 4to (183 x 130mm.), black letter, title within woodcut border (McKerrow & Ferguson 125), woodcut initials, modern full red crushed morocco gilt by Riviere, all edges gilt, border of title page slightly shaved at outer and lower edges, lacking final blank


Second edition of Ascham's classic defence of the military art of archery, now best remembered as the first learned defence of a pastime, and as a model of English vernacular prose writing. The first edition had appeared in 1545.


LITERATURE:

STC 838; ESTC S100277; Cockle p.7

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