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Book Description

First edition. Illustrated with eight in-text figures. A fine, bright copy; endpapers with small faults, especially a little old glue on rear pastedown, and shallow corner of ffep reattached with archival tape; a couple pages corner-creased.
Dealer Notes
Reported to have been the most sold book on physical culture / athletics in the 19th century, having been frequently reprinted, not only in the US, but also in Toronto and London. The author, a lawyer by profession, was a strong advocate of a healthy, active life. The ‘Contents’ pages give an idea of his philosophy and training ideals; the illustrations of the rowers whose bodies are “warped” and “imperfectly developed in Muscles not used in Rowing” says it all (see photos).
Author William Blaikie
Date 1879
Binding Publisher’s gilt-decorated cloth
Publisher New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers
Condition Fine copy
Pages 296 p.

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