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CROSSLEY, Sydney. Pleasure and Leisure Boating : A Practical Handbook. London : A.D. Innes & Company, Limited, 1899. First Edition. Pp (4),[v]-viii,-256,[i]-viii (ads). Index. 8vo, pictorial green cloth, top edge dyed green. Toy 1845, Cassell 511, Cohen, The Thames,1580-1980: A General Bibliography, p.277. "A charming, attractively designed book, which is very helpful in gaining an understanding of British pleasure boating on inland waters at the turn of the century." - Toy. And, as an earlier bookseller put it, "Strong overtones of Jerome K Jerome, or perhaps Ratty." Contents : Preface. 1.Boating – Its Rise and Progress. 2. Boat Construction. 3. Rowing. 4. Scull ing. 5. Steering. 6. Watermanship. 7. Punting. 8. Canoeing. 9. Boat Sailing. 10. Henley Regatta. 11. Houseboat Life. 12. Camping. 13. The Pleasure River. 14. The Thames – Section I. Cricklade to Oxford. 15. The Thames – Section II. Oxford to Henley. 16. The Thames – Section III. Henley to Richmond. 17. Farther Afield. Appendices: A. – Bye-Laws of the Thames Navigation Above Teddington Lock. B. – Distances on the Thames. C. – Sizes of Thames Locks. D. Headways of Lowest Bridges. E. Registration Charges and Lock Tolls. F.Riverside Directory. Light wear to spine ends and corners, rubbed, spine d arkened, light foxing to edges of advertisement section, else a good, solidcopy. Scarce. 450.00
Title: Pleasure and Leisure Boating : A Practical Handbook. First Edition.
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