Fancy Cycling, 1901

Hardcover $14.95

Old House | Jun 18, 2013 | 116 Pages | 7-4/5 x 5-3/5 | ISBN 9781908402714

  • Hardcover$14.95

    Old House | Jun 18, 2013 | 116 Pages | 7-4/5 x 5-3/5 | ISBN 9781908402714

Praise

“In 1901, Fancy Cycling, an extraordinary book by Isabel Marks, was published, showing straight-faced paragons of Edwardian society pulling off some pretty daring (and peculiar) stunts. Marvel as these tailored tricksters demonstrate how to pick up a handkerchief without dismounting, ride backwards while seated on the handlebar, and ’tilting at the ring’.”—The Guardian

If you shake your head at what kids are up to nowadays, you should see what your (great) great grandmother was up to! Namely, Unicorn Driving and the Butterfly Dance. There’s a whole chapter on Coasting techniques and one with women in full dresses wielding swords. A must have!”—Pacific Northwest Book Lovers Association

Table Of Contents

I. Our Little Ones
II. The Evolution of the Coast
III. The Ramifications of the Stationary Balance
IV. Heads and Posts, Tilting at the Ring (Sword), Tent-Pegging
V. Deeds of Derring-do
VI. Combined Pastimes
VII. Side-Riding, Double-Riding

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