1864 1st ed 1st Copy Civil War Health Manual Calisthenics Illustrated PROVENANCE

WATSON, J. Madison

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  1. Madison Watson’s exercise handbook was an important Civil War treatise on health and well-being. ‘Manual of Calisthenics’ is, however, much more than a book on exercise. It provides detailed instruction on vocal music strength, exercises for all parts of the body, and interestingly, music used for each type of exercise. The book is illustrated throughout with 126 examples of how to perform the exercises, with directional arm, leg, and body positions and movements as well as full sheets of music to coincide with the exercises.

 

According to the publisher’s inscription, this is the very first copy of this title!

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1864 1st ed 1st Copy Civil War Health Manual Calisthenics Illustrated PROVENANCE

 

  1. Madison Watson’s exercise handbook was an important Civil War treatise on health and well-being. ‘Manual of Calisthenics’ is, however, much more than a book on exercise. It provides detailed instruction on vocal music strength, exercises for all parts of the body, and interestingly, music used for each type of exercise. The book is illustrated throughout with 126 examples of how to perform the exercises, with directional arm, leg, and body positions and movements as well as full sheets of music to coincide with the exercises.

 

According to the publisher’s inscription, this is the very first copy of this title!

 

Item number: #5256

Price: $399

 

WATSON, J. Madison

 

Watson’s manual of calisthenics a systematic drill-book without apparatus, for schools, families, and gymnasiums. With music to accompany the exercises …

 

New York and Philadelphia: Schermerhorn, Bancroft & Co. 1864. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • 144, [4 ads]
    • 126 illustrated figures throughout
  • Provenance: Handwritten
    • “To Mrs. Blessner, with compliments of J. Schermerhorn. July, 8th, 1864. (This is the first)
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Cloth; tight & secure
  • Size: ~8.25in X 5.75in (21cm x 14.5cm)

 

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Categories

Americana, American History

Mathematics & Physics

Medicine & Science

Authors

WATSON, J. Madison

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete