Christopher Baron: Sports, Games and Pastimes
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, M.A., F.S.A.
Schools and Masters of Fence from the Middle Ages to the End of the Eighteenth Century , with a Complete Bibliography
London, G. Bell & Sons. 1910, Revised 'New Edition' and First Thus. Hardcover. Hardback, 120mm x 190mm tall (4.75" x 7.5" approx.). Pp lxxviii + 355 (with text figs), plus 12 single-sided plate leaves, each multi-imaged (and each preceeded by a printed, descriptive tissue-guard) illustrating many types of swords, rapiers, daggers etc. plus a 32pp publisher's catalogue.Very good in a later binding of half brown leather over matching cloth, with gilt rulings & spine title and decorated endpapers. Uncommon, only one example of this edition currently listed on COPAC. Very Good.
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Book number: 006510
GBP 85.00 [Appr.: EURO 99.75 US$ 118.2 | JP¥ 12964]
Keywords: Fencing, Swords, Lord Desborough Biography and Bibliography

Sandow on Physical Training, A Study in the Perfect Type of the Human Form. [ given on front board as Sandow's System of Physical Training ]
London, Gale & Polden Ltd. 1894, First Edition. Decorated Cloth. Hardback. 190mm x 260mm tall. (7.5" x 10.25" approx.). Pp xvi, 244 with illustrations in b/w and line throughout. Wear to spine hd/tl & edges and board corners but otherwise very good, in the Publisher's black & gilt pictorially decorated, green cloth-covered boards/gilt titles. The most uncommon UK first edition. Good.
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Book number: 006526
GBP 325.00 [Appr.: EURO 381 US$ 451.96 | JP¥ 49569]
Keywords: Body Building Health Strength Athlete Athletics Physical culture Exercise Training Gymnastics Dumb-bells Weights Will-Power Weight-Lifting Sandow

The Art of Skating; with Illustraions, Diagrams, and Plain Directions for the Acquirement of the Most Difficult and Graceful Movements
London, Horace Cox. 1880, Fourth Edition. 84 pp. Original limp cloth binding with gilt embossed title to upper board. 130mm x 195mm. Illustrated with 2 full page plates, 7 full page diagrams and a few smaller ones in the text. Contents a little shaken, otherwise a Good copy of this scarce edition.
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Book number: 006246
GBP 85.00 [Appr.: EURO 99.75 US$ 118.2 | JP¥ 12964]
Keywords: Skating Ice Skating

Swimming and Life-Saving
Toronto, William Briggs. 1889, First Edition. Hardback, original blue cloth binding with gilt embossed title to upper board and charming motif of a ring buoy and someone diving into the water to make a rescue. 160mm x 235mm. 136pp. with 10 full-page illustrations including portrait frontispiece, along with seventy-eight other illustrations in the text. Marginal annotations to one of the plates. Wear to spine foot and a few inconsequential external marks, otherwise very good.
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Book number: 006221
GBP 115.00 [Appr.: EURO 134.75 US$ 159.92 | JP¥ 17540]
Keywords: Huston Swimming Life Saving Water Sports

The Complete Instructor in Boxing, Swimming, Gymnastics, Pedestrianism, Horse Racing, Prize Fighting, Boat Racing and Other Sports
U.S.A. 1949, Reprint. 94 pp + 6pp. Softcover. 135mm x 195mm. With many illustrations in the text. "Explaining the best known systems in the manly art. Also, full and explicit training directions in Pedestrianism, Swimming, Gymnastics and Boat Racing." With authentic records of the leading Champions of the World. Reprint of the 1881 First Edition. No printed date or publisher but circa 1949/50?.[List of World Heavyweight Champions on back cover goes up to Joe Louis, 1937-1948]. Paper stock toned, esp to prelims and lower blank margin, otherwise very good in the original pictorial paper covers.
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