visión de conjunto:Críticas All the witchery of archery takes possession of us in but the briefest half hour's acquaintance with Mr. Thompson's charming book. - Buffalo Courier Mr. Thompson is an enthusiast in his pastime but he is not less a lover of nature and an accurate observer in natural history especially of birds; and the reader will be delighted with his experiences as a hunter and a roamer of the woods. The book is full of the flavor of nature like those of Thoreau and John Burroughs. - Hartford Courant The entire book is charming and we cordially recommend it to readers generally whether they are interested in archery or not certain that they will find an enjoyable freshness about it that would have been a severe loss to have missed. - Peoria Call Mr. Thompson is a devoted disciple of the bow and he writes with a freshness and enthusiasm that are contagious. - Cincinnati Times Maurice Thompson's graphic articles will delight the lovers of archery which ancient sport finds new life and freshness under the vigorous touches of his pen. - New York Tribune Mr. Thompson knight of the bow and quiver with file help of many graceful pictures charms us with his dissertations upon his old-time sport. - New York Churchman Reseña del editor The Witchery of Archery by Maurice Thompson was originally published in 1878 and is considered America's classic treatise on the subject of archery. It can be compared to Izaak Walton's legendary fishing treatise The Compleat Angler. This new edition from Incandescence Press includes a new introduction notes and author bio as well as a beautiful new type setting that closely replicates the 1878 original. Maurice Thompson was considered in his own time among the most important authors of the New South in the United States. He grew up in North Georgia fought for the Confederacy as a teenager during the Civil War and moved north to settle in Indiana during the period of Reconstruction. His life was indelibly colored by the adventures he and his brother shared in their youth hunting with longbows in the swampy wildernesses of Florida and Georgia. The Witchery of Archery which recounted these adventures and inspired America's first archery boom wove together Thompson's unique literary poetic narrative and sporting talents into their most enduring form. The book was an instant hit throughout the United States when it was published and has enjoyed a cult reputation within the American archery community ever since. This Incandescence Press edition of The Witchery of Archery contains all of the book's original illustrations and text including the full Appendix as well as an additional chapter (Chapter XVII) that was added to the 1879 Second Edition.