The New Gymnastics for Men, Women, and Children. With a Translation of Prof. Kloss's Dumb-Bell Instructor and Prof. Schreber's Pangymnastikon
Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1862.
First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 274 pp, plus publisher's ads, in original blind-stamped brown cloth. Extensively illustrated with line drawings demonstrating exercises. Spine faded and cocked, some signatures loosening at the bottom. Text quite clean. Gift inscription to Sarah Frances Dorr from her husband in April 1862 on front flyleaf, and another gift inscription dated 1973 on the facing page; small nautical bookplate of E.P. Dorr on front pastedown. The author was "a prominent temperance leader and physical culture advocate who practiced homeopathy and was the inventor of the beanbag" (wiki).
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