A comprehensive history into the development on the various events within athletics. Part one covers the growth of "modern athletics" (from c1817); the second section deals with the track events, while the third part covers the field events. Also notable for some exception plates.
First Edition. xvi + 368pp. Frontispiece (Montague Shearman at Queen's Club, London), 62 plates. Original racing green, sand-grained cloth, black lettering to front, gilt lettering to spine. A very tight and bright copy.Presentation copy from railway workers at New Street, Birmingham, to a co-worker, with 15 signatures and an inscription to the half-title.
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