(translated into Italian) and commented by Stefano Benini

“Standing, nocking, drawing, holding, loosing”. This Roger Ascham wrote in 1545 in his famous TOXOPHILUS, the treaty about archery, and still today those who want to accomplish a correct bowshot, have to stick to this five points. TOXOPHILUS is the first archery manual both for time of war and peace ever written, but also the first learned work ever published in a language other than Latin or Greek, and written by the most learned archer of a kingdom where bows and arrows really made history. Toxophilus is the first free rimes work, which stands as a milestone, representing for archery what “The Divine Comedy” is for the Italian literature. The learned words of a master, finally translated into Italian, after five centuries emerges from the mist of mystery.

A must for every archer and history lover...