Anecdotes of archery: A thing of shreds and patches
1 v. (ca. 100 p.) ; 20 x 12 cm.
Binding: Full calf, gilt borders and spine with blind-tooled flowers and gilt title: Archery Scrap Book. Bookplate: Joseph Haslewood. Inscription on front pastedown: J.W. Remington Wilson. Ent in Cat. Items dated in ink, from 1724-1829. Paper watermarks: 1799, 1813, 1818. The book later belonged to John Matthew Gutch (1776-1861) who added to it; Gutch later used the book as the basis for an article in The Reliquary (XIX [1787-1789]: 157-160) where he wrote "Some of the following vestiges of English archery are contained in a commonplace book formerly belonging to Mr. Haslewood, collected by him as an appendix to a meditated edition of Robin Hood Ballads; others have been collected by the present writer" (The Reliquary XIX: 157); this description is copied on a tipped-in leaf in the volume. A few of the items mentioned by Gutch are no longer present in the volume.
Autograph manuscript and print commonplace book. Collection of notes, engravings, and print cuttings concerning archery. Print items include announcements of meetings of the Robin Hood Society; playbills, reviews, and excerpts from stage adaptations of the legend of Robin Hood; announcements of equestrian archery shows and Robin Hood re-enactments. Also includes clippings of news items, short poems, an account of William Tell, an editorial on women archers and membership in the Toxopholitic Society, with a watercolor depicting a woman archer. Engravings of: the Liberty of Switzerland; the dress of royal archers (1795); men's fashion and archery costumes (in color, 1829).
Haslewood, Joseph, 1769-1833 [Creator]
Archers--Women Archery--Great Britain--History Robin Hood (Legendary character)--Drama
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James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection
Joseph Haslewood, Anecdotes of Archery: A Thing of Shreds and Patches. James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
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Complete work digitized.
Number of Pages: 119
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