London: Methuen and Co., 1899. [Early Cycling] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.xii; 532; . With occasional photogravure illustrations including a frontispiece. Publisher's green cloth titled in black with blue and white illustrations to spine and upper board. A few leaves poorly opened, ownership stamp of William Hurley to front pastedown. Some spotting to preliminaries and sporadically to the text. Textblock shaken with some splitting to hinges. Cloth heavily rubbed and worn with a couple of small tears. An uncommon title. Good. The narrative of an epic cycling trip from England, through Europe, Russia, the Caucasus, Iran, India, China, America, and finally back home to London. Item #50662
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