The Mad Librarian - We sell both scarce and decorative antiquarian books and first editions on all subjects. We offer a full money back guarantee and post out the next working day. All books are very carefully packed. Home of the Mad Librarian
Rooke Books - Scarce and decorative antiquarian books and first editions on all subjects | Rare Books
0 items
£0.00
View
Price: £245.00

  

A System of Figure-Skating. Being The Theory and Practice of The Art As Developed In England, With A Glance At Its Origin and History

By T. Maxwell Witham

1893

Horace Cox : London

7.5" by 5"

xi, [1] 319pp

 

 

 

DETAILS

A delightful work of ice skating history from the nineteenth century, including two letters, one written by the author.

Fourth edition, bound in the original cloth binding. This copy include two letters in which the author and his correspondence discuss figure skating. In particular Withan discusses the technicalities of certain figure skating moves include in the Bracket Turn. A lovely work of sporting history, documenting the origin of the sport of figure-skating, alongside the theory and practice of the sport. Illustrated with several plates and diagrams of skating moves throughout. With 3 plates and numerous illustrations and diagrams throughout.

CONDITION

In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally sound, with minor shelfwear. Heavy age toning to the spine with handling and rubbing marks to the front and rear boards. Ink inscription to the front endpaper, with light offsetting to the front and rear pastedown and endpapers. Internally firmly bound. Page are bright and clean. Two letters loosely inserted into the volume, being lovely additions to this copy. One letter has been attached to the detached half-title page.

Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed

ADD TO BASKET

Price: £245.00


What Our Customers Say...

Patrick, USA

I just recently received the book that you sent me and thank you for the prompt and secure shipment of this item.  I believe this may be the second copy of this title that I have purchased from you over the years.  Thank you also for your very fine letter that was included in the shipment.  It has been a pleasure to do business with you company over the years and you should be complemented for your excellent service and quality of your listings.

Cristina, USA

Received this lovely little book and am very pleased -thank you!!

Copyright © 2009 Rooke Books
Bespoke Software Development BathBespoke Software Development Bath

Telephone

+44 (0)1225 448831

Email

sales@rookebooks.com

What Our Customers Say...

Fantastic!  You really got it right.  No more having to read between the lines when going over the description of the book's condition.  Photos, how intelligent.  You are doing a beautiful job, a real pleasure to see.

Wendy, Mexico

 I’m delighted with the book (so long sought after). And I will keep Rooke Books in mind.

Michiel, The Netherlands

Thank you very much for the three beautiful volumes. They have arrived unbelievably quick. It's a remarkable service which we rarely experience. Thank very much again!

Lothar, Germany

I really am most grateful to you for taking so much time and effort on my behalf and I can’t thank you enough.

Graham, UK

Folklore and Folktales

With the establishment of the printed book as a technology, there...

The Errington Divorce Case

We always enjoy showcasing our interesting and obscure works....

The Literary City of Bath

Few cities in the world are lucky enough to have the same literary...

Charlotte Brontë

 Saturday the 21st April marks 202 years since the birth...

Edmond Rostand

  The 1st of April is more commonly associated with...

Bath Book Fair

  Next Saturday, 7th April, is the P.B.F.A...

The Illustrations of Hugh Thomson

The Illustrations of Hugh Thomson  This month we are focusing...

Books for Spring

  As the days get longer and we get closer to spring, we've...

W H Auden

  The 21st February marks 111 years since the birth of...

Asprey, Zaehnsdorf and the Romanovs

     The fall of Imperial Russia and the...

Sangorski & Sutcliffe

They say 'Never Judge a Book by its Cover', but this month we're...

Foredge Friday

 If you follow our social media feeds then you will know...

Ronald Searle

This week we are focusing upon the British artist and satirical...

Festive Works...

 With Christmas fast approaching, we have had a look at...

Book of the Week: 'The Bookseller of Kabul'

 We add many new listings to our website on a weekly basis....

Cooking and Baking

 With the ‘Great British Bake Off’ entering...

New in November...

We are constantly adding new works to our collection, and have...

Author Feature: Angela Carter

 This week we shall be focusing on a specific author. Known...

Bath Book Fair

 Next Saturday, 21st October, is the P.B.F.A Bath...

The Occult and Occultism

This week we are going to take a look at some of our works from...

Alfred Tennyson

 Today marks the 125th anniversary of Alfred Tennyson’s...

New in October...

Here are just a few examples of the many new books that have...

Banned Books Week

  The 24th-30th September marks 'Banned Books Week'....

Arthur Rackham

 The 19th September marks the 150th birthday of celebrated...

D H Lawrence

 The 11th September marks the birth of David Herbert Lawrence....

The Great Fire of London

 Tuesday 5th September marked the anniversary of the...

The History of Magic

Yesterday marked #19yearslater. For the muggles among us, the...

Recently added to our library...

          1970 The Journals...

Crime Fiction and Agatha Christie

 Agatha Christie is the best-selling female novelist of...

Educational Children's Books

 With the advancement of printing technology and the production...

Typography, Baskerville and the Oscars

 This post shall begin with a tenuous link to a seemingly...

The World's Fair and Great Exhibition

 In 1851 London hosted an international exhibition in Hyde...

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare is a man who generally needs no introduction....

Winnie-The-Pooh Day and A A Milne

 Last week, the 18th January marked National 'Winnie -the-Pooh...

Blue Monday

Feeling a little downcast today? You’re not the only one....

Cosy Tales

 Given this chilly December air we have decided to discuss...

Science Fiction

 Last week the world saw the ‘supermoon’. The...

When is a book not a book?

 When is a book not a book? When it's a... No, this isn't...

Printing In A Time Of Revolution

Here at Rooke Books we have a large collection of interesting...

The Lesser Known Works of David Garrick

 David Garrick is known for his incredible influence on...

The Nonesuch Press

 'Don't judge a book by its cover' is an English idiom of...

Watermarks and Spurious Editions

 Paper. It’s been around since the 2nd Century AD,...

The Library of Hugh Selbourne

 Over the next few weeks our website will be seeing the...

Roald Dahl First Editions

Many of us have fond memories of the children’s books of...

The Darwin Legacy

 Charles Darwin is a figure who needs no introduction, but...

Elizabeth Greenly's Signed Letters of Horace Walpole

 As mentioned in our previous post, we have recently acquired...

The Regency Library of Elizabeth Greenly

 We have recently acquired several lots from the sale of...