Walker's Manly Exercises; containing Rowing, Sailing, Riding, Driving, Racing, Hunting, Shooting, and Other Manly Sports (in fine binding)
"Craven" John William Carlton)

Walker's Manly Exercises; containing Rowing, Sailing, Riding, Driving, Racing, Hunting, Shooting, and Other Manly Sports (in fine binding)

London: H.G. Bohn, 1855. Small octavo beautifully bound in red three-quarter morocco over marbled paper-covered boards, raised spine hubs lettered in gilt and with sporting designs (fox, fish, etc) in the compartments; marbles endpapers. 264 pp. plus index. Engraved frontis and first title page; With 44 plates and additional engravings in the text. The Ninth Edition. In addition to the "manly" sports mentioned inthe title, there is an extensive section on "Locomotive Exercises" including walking, running, leaping, vaulting, balancing, carrying weight, throwing the discus, climbing and skating. The Aquatic Exercises section includes several subsections on swimming. A fine, tight, bright example, inside and out.. Very handsome indeed. Fine Leather_bound (Item ID: E11151)

$300.00

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