Athletic Queensland: A History of Amateur Rowing, Boxing and Physical Development, Pedestrianism and Cycling, in Queensland

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    First Edition.

    25cm x 18cm. [xii], viii, 356, [8] pages, black and white illustrations. Original cream cloth, black lettering

    Under the official patronage of the Queensland Rowing Association, Queensland Amateur Athletic Association, Brisbane Gymnasium, Queensland Cyclists’ Union. 4 works in 1 comprising the most detailed history of 19th century sport in early Queensland recorded by . Not only a detailed guide for physical fitness it is an invaluable record of local history. The four works are: 1. Amateur Rowing: By W. B. Carmichael with contributions by R. H. Roe, C. B. P. Bell, and F. W. de Little: Comprising a history of rowing Brisbane, Maryborough, Rockhampton, &c., crew discipline, how to row (with poses), training, &c.; 2. The Art of Boxing: Hints on Its Acquirement – How to Train – History of Amateur Boxing in Queensland by Harry C. Perry. With which is interwoven a detailed History of the Brisbane Gymnasium, the leading institution of its kind in the colony; and A Special Illustrated Article on Physical Culture, by T. Wilkinson, Together with a concise account of every Athletic Display and Boxing Tournament held under its auspices.; 3. Amateur Pedestrianism by W. B. Carmichael. Also an article on Best Methods of Starting, How to Train, &c. by C. Campbell. A Complete Record of All Intercolonial and Pedestrian Events in the Colony since the Year 1873.; 4. Amateur Cycling by Harry C. Perry. Including an Article on Best Methods of Training and Riding by J. A. Smith, also Recollections of the Pioneers by Geo. Tombuco. A Complete Record of All Principal Events, Both Local and Intercolonial. FERGUSON 7958.

    Joints thinned but expertly reinforced and now very sturdy. The cloth grubby. 7cm closed tear to one of the preliminary advertisements. Previous owner’s name. Good Condition.

    $1,200.00 AUD

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