To whomever was looking for Toxophilus, the Manchester Museum has a
version available through the Simon Archery Collection's mail order service.
They don't have an online order form, so you have to call them direct at
(from the US) 011-44-161-275-
The blurb from the site follows:
TOXOPHILUS by Roger Ascham. Reprinted by A. Wendy Hodkinson from the Rev
Dr Giles edition of 1866 which was in a modern typeface. Toxophilus is
of academic interest because it was the first learned book to be printed
in English. It was written in 1544 but many of Ascham's comments still
apply to archery today. 1999 edition. Price ,12.00 post free, or $22.80
post free plus surface mail or plus $3.35 airmail p&p, or ,12.00 post
free surface mail or plus ,2.35 p&p airmail to Australia.
I suspect the "$" dollar signs should really be pound signs however, as
I recently ordered another book from them and discovered the 12 "$" book
was actually 12 quid.
Speaking of which, while I was at Pennsic, Master Iolo introduced me to
another of those rare very informative crossbow books: W.F. Patterson's
"Guide to the Crossbow". I didn't get much chance to read it, but what
I saw looked *very* good. (many useful diagrams, and only a few
Payne-Gallwey induced errors.)
It's only 12 pounds, or about $20 USD, and well worth the money, the
catch is that the Manchester museum is the only source, and they're
printing it in a limited run of 1000 copies, of which mine, ordered
Monday, is copy 932.
Get them while they're hot.
The blurb from the website follows:
A GUIDE TO THE CROSSBOW by W. F. Paterson gives a description of the
technical and mechanical aspects of the crossbow including its
construction, detail of the oriental crossbow, of crossbows used for
hunting and war, and for mechanical and veterinary applications. The
final chapter explains how to string a crossbow. Published by the
Society of Archer-Antiquaries. 1990 edition. Price ,8.00 post free or
$12.00 post free surface mail or plus $5.75 p&p airmail, or ,8.00 post
free surface mail or plus ,3.75 p&p airmail to Australia.