By:- Payne Gallawey
Rare, orange cloth bound, first edition of this iconic book
328+23 pages with 248 illustrations range from contemporary battle pictures to scale constructional plans
A compendious book that is a full of anecdote and interest as it is of severely practical details.
With a Treatise on the Balista and Catapult of the Ancients, and An Appendix on the Catapult, Blista & the Turkish Bow.
Overall condition of this ex-public library book is good with some minor tears at the base of some pages.
‘This extensive and learned treatise is the only work ever devoted to the crossbow, the most important weapon of mediaeval warfare and still a popular arm for sporting, hunting, and target use. Additionally it deals with every related weapon, from the siege engines, balistas and catapults of the ancients to such weapons as the Turkish bow and the Chinese repeating crossbow.
A rare chance to obtain a 1st edition copy of this book