Title: Cam and Cambridge Rowing.
Publisher:  W.P. Spalding / W. Kent & Co., Cambridge / London, 1886,
Seller ID: 102582
ARMITAGE, H. The Cam and Cambridge Rowing. Cambridge : W.P. Spalding / London : W. Kent & Co., n.d. [1886/7?]. Pp (3),[i]-ix,(1),11-77. Small 8vo, redcloth, black lettering to front board. Brittain, Oar, Scull and Rudder: A Bibliography of Rowing, 69. Contents : Preface; By the Banks of the Cam (Waites' Ferry; Barnwell Pool; Chesterton; “Charon's” and the Black Cottage; The Railway Bridge; Below the Bridge; Ditton; Morley's; The Plough and the Gut; First Post Reach; Baitsbite; Clayhythe). Part I. – The Cam (Cam v. Grant; The River; Stourbridge Fair; Midsummer Fair; The Bridges; A Lease of Chesterton Ferry; A Fishing Party; Fish Ponds; A Hoax). Part II. – Cambridge Rowing (Origin of Cambridge Rowing; Boats; Oars; Locks; Courses; Landmarks; Cannabal and Slogger; Race Days; Divisions; Captains v. 'Varsity; The CaiusColours; The 'Varsity Scratch Fours; The 'Varsity Trials; Cambridge Blue; Head Boats; Henley; The 'Varsity Race : 1. Weights, 2. Best Crews, 3. Consanguinity, 4. Greater Britain; Odds and Ends; Distances; Conclusion). Rubbed, spine sunned, light wear to spine ends and corners, slight bubbling to front board, cloth darkened, front inner hinge cracked and endpaper browned, a few minor smudges, else a very good, solid copy. 400.00