1929, a first edition of this scarce survey of the sport


D G A Lowe, and A E Porritt


Longmans, Green & Co, London, 1929

Printing Details

First edition. Hardback bound in the original tan cloth with gilt titling to spine. 22 × 14cm, viii + 372pp.

A thorough survey of athletics, starting with the history of the sport and the Olympics etc, followed by the general principles (training & equipment, printing, running, hurdling, jumping, throwing, walking, relay-racing, tug-of-war), and then ending with athletics for women and boys, and records and statistics. A few line drawings illustrate the text.

The authors were both sportsmen. Douglas Lowe was a double Olympic Games champion, winning gold medals in 1924 and 1928. Arthur Porritt was a military surgeon who won bronze medal at the 1924 Summer Olympics in the 100m sprint.


Very good condition for age. The book is in good solid shape, with minor rubbing to the spine ends and boards, and some light scattered foxing to the page edges.



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