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 exceptional 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. Patch of dsicolouration to spine and corner a little bumped. A good copy.
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