Título: The Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes...
Editorial: Little, Brown, and Co, Boston
Año de publicación: 1887
Condición del libro: Fair
Condición de la sobrecubierta: No Jacket
410 pages with appendix and index in rear; Pages yellowed; pages edges darkened, several smudges, and foxed; Usual ex-library discard markings; Numerous, engravings by Stanley Berkeley and instantaneous photograps by G Mitchess. Frontispiece has drawing "The Dribbling Game". Smudges and darkened margins on many pages. Front and back end pages, Deditcation pages, and title page have soiling, darkened areas, and few tears and creases, with dog eared corners. Marblized leather boards over cardboard; Portions of leather are chipped along corners and side edges, exposing cardboard underlayment. Outer spine creases on front and back have been reinforced by silver tape exposing one inch width along length of spine. Board corners bumped and worn. Contents includes 8 chapters on Athletics -The History of Athletic Sports in England; A Modern Championship Meeting; Running abd Runners; Walking and Walkers; Jumping, Weight-Putting, etc.; Training; Athletic Meetings; Athletic Government. Section on Football has 5 chapters - History; The School Games; The Rugby Union Game; The Association Game; Football as a Sport. Another section is entitled: Paper-chasing and Cross-country Running by W Rye and an introduction by Sir Richard Webster. Six full page illustrations include frontispiece, The Dribbling Game; over 40 small woodcuts in text; many by artist, Stanley Berkeley. A VERY RARE VINTAGE COPY!. N° de ref. de la librería S44-B2921-6477
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