Fancy Cycling, 1901: An Edwardian Guide by Isabel Marks

Fancy Cycling, 1901: An Edwardian Guide by Isabel Marks

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Shows straight-faced paragons of Edwardian society in a variety of impressive and unlikely vehicular arrangements.

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By 1901, when this book first free-wheeled spectacularly into sight, cycling was well established both as leisure pastime and method of getting about. Yet as a forum for the display of acrobatic prowess its potential had been left largely unmined - a lack that this book swiftly and with some style swooped in to supply. It shows straight-faced paragons of Edwardian society in a variety of impressive and unlikely vehicular arrangements. Fearlessly, they demonstrate the possibility of picking up a handkerchief without dismounting, of riding backwards while seated on the handlebar, and of 'standing on saddle, hands off!' They even make perfectly clear that, for two able cyclists with the inclination and a length of wooden pole, it was quite possible to bear aloft a clown while mounted.

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SKU GOR005602733
Title Fancy Cycling, 1901: An Edwardian Guide
Author By (author) Isabel Marks
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Osprey Publishing
Year Published 2013
Number of Pages 116
ISBN 10 1908402717
ISBN 13 9781908402714
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Description

Details

By 1901, when this book first free-wheeled spectacularly into sight, cycling was well established both as leisure pastime and method of getting about. Yet as a forum for the display of acrobatic prowess its potential had been left largely unmined - a lack that this book swiftly and with some style swooped in to supply. It shows straight-faced paragons of Edwardian society in a variety of impressive and unlikely vehicular arrangements. Fearlessly, they demonstrate the possibility of picking up a handkerchief without dismounting, of riding backwards while seated on the handlebar, and of 'standing on saddle, hands off!' They even make perfectly clear that, for two able cyclists with the inclination and a length of wooden pole, it was quite possible to bear aloft a clown while mounted.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR005602733
Title Fancy Cycling, 1901: An Edwardian Guide
Author By (author) Isabel Marks
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Osprey Publishing
Year Published 2013
Number of Pages 116
ISBN 10 1908402717
ISBN 13 9781908402714
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.