London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1893. [Swimming] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (20 x 15cm), pp.xvi; 452. With numerous black and white illustrations, both plates and in-text, including a frontispiece with tissue guard. Publisher's brown cloth with a mixture of gilt, black, and white titles and decoration to spine and upper. Green patterned endpapers. Black ink ownership to fly-leaf. Bookseller's label to front pastedown. Repairs to split rear hinge. Occasional light spotting throughout. Fairly light wear to cloth, with extra rubbing and bumping to corners and head and tail of spine. Very good. Everything you could possibly want to know about swimming, with clear and intentional emphasis on the contemporary English practice of the sport. Item #57916
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