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An Athletics Compendium

An Athletics Compendium, 2001

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The Code of Health and Longevity (extract)

Sir John Sinclair, “A Collection of Papers on the Subject of Athletic Exercises, &c.”, in “The Code of Health and Longevity; or A Concise View, of the Principles Calculated for the Preservation of Health, and the Attainment of Long Life”, Volume II, 1807.

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Pedestrianism

The Author of the History of Aberdeen, &c., &c., &c. [Walter Thom], “Pedestrianism; or, an Account of The Performances of Celebrated Pedestrians During The Last and Present Century: With a Full Narrative of Captain Barclay’s Public and Private Matches; and an Essay on Training”, 1813.

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Instructions in all Kinds of Gymnastic Exercises (extract)

A Military Officer. "Instructions in all Kinds of Gymnastic Exercises, as Taught and Practised in the Gymnastic Institutions of Germany", 1823

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An Introductory Course of Modern Gymnastics

An Introductory Course of Modern Gymnastic Exercises (extract)

George Roland. An Introductory Course of Modern Gymnastic Exercises, 1832

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British Manly Exercises (extract)

Donald Walker, “British Manly Exercises: in which Rowing and Sailing are Now First Described; and Riding and Driving are for the First Time given in a Work of this Kind”, 3rd Edition 1835. 

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Manual of British Rural Sports 1st Edition, 1856 (extract)

Stonehenge [John Henry Walsh], “Manual of British Rural Sports: Comprising Shooting, Hunting, Coursing, Fishing, Hawking, Racing, Boating, Pedestrianism, with the Various Rural Games and Amusements of Great Britain.”, 1st Edition, 1856.

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The Modern Method of Training for Running, Walking, Rowing & Boxing

Charles Westhall, The Modern Method of Training for Running, Walking, Rowing & Boxing, Including Hints on Exercise, Diet, Clothing, and Advice to Trainers. 1863.

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The Athlete for 1866

Walter Pilkington, “The Athlete for 1866”, with "Notes on Training", by J[ohn] G[raham] Chambers, 1867.

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Modern Athletics, 1868

Henry Fazakerley Wilkinson, Modern Athletics, 1868.

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Sportascrapiana (extract)

C.A.A. [Charles Wheeler] "Sportascrapiana. Facts in Athletics, with Hitherto Unpublished Anecdotes of the Nineteenth Century, from George IV. to the Sweep. (Second Edition)", 1868. The first edition was published in 1867.

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The Athlete for 1868

A[nthony] J[ohn] Anstruther Wilkinson, The Athlete for 1868, 1868

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A System of Physical Education, Theoretical and Practical (extract)

Archibald MacLaren, A System of Physical Education, Theoretical and Practical (extract). 1869

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The Athlete for 1869

A[nthony] J[ohn] Anstruther Wilkinson, The Athlete for 1869, 1869

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Modern Athletics, Second Edition 1875 (extract)

Henry Fazakerley Wilkinson, Modern Athletics, Second Edition 1875.

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Athletics and Football (extract)

Montague Shearman, Athletics and Football, 1887.

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Manual of British Rural Sports 17th Edition, 1888 (extract)

Stonehenge [John Henry Walsh], “British Rural Sports; Comprising Shooting, Hunting, Coursing, Fishing, Hawking, Racing, Boating, and Pedestrianism, with all Rural Games and Amusements.”, 17th Edition, 1888.

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Guto Nythbran

The Parish of Llanwyno (extracts)

Glanffrwd [Rev. William Thomas] "The Parish of LLanwyno: its History, People, and Customs." 1888.
(The story of Griffith Morgan [Guto Nythbran])

Extracts from Chapters lX and Xlll.

Translated from the Welsh - "Plwyf Llanwyno: yr Hen Amser, Yr Hen Bobl, A'r Hen Droion." (1888).

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The Pedestrian’s Record

James Irvine Lupton and James Money Kyrle Lupton’s, “The Pedestrian’s Record; to Which is Added a Description of the External Human Form”, 1890. 

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The Athletes and Athletic Sports of Scotland

William McCombie Smith, “The Athletes and Athletic Sports of Scotland, Including Bagpipe Playing and Dancing”, 1891

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Athletics

Harry Hewitt Griffin, “Athletics”, 2nd edition, 1893

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Track Athletics in Detail (extract)

Albert Lee; "Track Athletics in Detail", 1896

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Cinder-Path Tales

Cinder-Path Tales

William Lindsey, "Cinder-Path Tales", 1896

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Sporting and Athletic Records

Hubert Morgan-Browne, “Sporting and Athletic Records”, 1897.

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Athletic Sports (extract)

D. A. Sargent et al. "Athletic Sports", 1897

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Running Recollections and How to Train

A[lfred] R[eynolds] Downer’s “Running Recollections and How to Train”, 1899.

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AAA Coming of Age Dinner

Amateur Athletic Association - The Coming of Age Dinner

Amateur Athletic Association - The Report of The Coming of Age Dinner, June 8th 1901

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Men of Muscle, and the Highland Games of Scotland, etc.

Charles Arthur Donaldson, Men of Muscle, and the Highland Games of Scotland, with Brief Biographies of the Leading Athletes of the Last Fifty Years, 1901

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Bredin on Running and Training

Bredin on Running & Training

E C Bredin, Running and Training, 1902

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Rowing and Track Athletics (extract)

Arthur Brown Ruhl, Rowing and Track Athletics, 1905

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The Cruise of the Branwen

Sir Theodore Andrea Cook, The Cruise of the Branwen, Being a Short History of the Modern Revival of the Olympic Games, Together with an account of the Adventures of the English Fencing Team in Athens in MCMVI [1906], 1908.

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The Fourth Olympiad London 1908 (extracts)

Theodore Andrea Cooke (Editor). "The Fourth Olympiad, Being the Official Report of the Olympic Games of 1908, Celebrated in London", 1909.

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Scientific Athletics

John William Sutherland. Scientific Athletics. 1912

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The Olympic Games and the Duke of Westminster's Appeal

The Olympic Games and the Duke of Westminster's Appeal for £100,000: A historical survey of the movement for better organisation in the British preparations for the Berlin Games of 1916, published 1913.

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The 100-Up Exercise

Walter Goodall George. The "100-Up" Exercise. A Comprehensive Description of the "Century" Home Exercise. 1913.

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Olympian Field Events

F[rederick] A[nnesley] M[ichael] Webster. "Olympian Field Events; Their History and Practice", 1913. Introduction by Arthur Conan Doyle.

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Athletic Training

Michael C[harles] Murphy, Athletic Training, (ed. Edward R[ogers] Bushnell), 1914.

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Success in Athletics and how to obtain it

F[rederick] A[nnesley] M[ichael] Webster; T.J. Pryce Jenkins, and R[obert] Vivian [W] Mostyn. “Success in Athletics and How to Obtain It”, 1919.

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Athletic by Webster

Athletics (British Sports Library)

F[rederick] A[nnesley] M[ichael] Webster. "Athletics (British Sports Library), 1925.

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Athletics of To-Day

F[rederick] A[nnesley] M[ichael] W[ebster]. Athletics of To-day. History, Development and Training, 1929. Foreword by Lord Burleigh (David George Brownlow Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter, who was still a successful competing athlete at the time) 1905-1981.

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Athletics of To-Day for Women

F[rederick] A[nnesley] M[ichael] Webster. "Athletics of To-day for Women. History, Development and Training", 1930. Foreword by The Rt. Hon. Lord Decies (John Beresford, 5th Baron Decies).

 

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Athletes in Action

F[rederick] A[nnesley] M[ichael] Webster. "Athletes in Action", 1931.

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Why? The Science of Athletics

F[rederick] A[nnesley] M[ichael] Webster. “Why? The Science of Athletics”, 1936.

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Coaching and Care of Athletes

F[rederick] A[nnesley] M[ichael] Webster, "Coaching and Care of Athletes", 1938

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Olympic Cavalcade

Olympic Cavalcade

F[rederick] A[nnesley] M[ichael] Webster. "Olympic Cavalcade", 1948.

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