Lot 11 of 382:
American bicycling in 1879  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$240
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
The American Bicycler: A manual for the observer, the learner, and the expert
Author:
Pratt, Charles E
Place:
Boston
Publisher:
Houghton, Osgood and Company
Date:
1879
Description:

[6], 211 + [4] ad pp. Illustrations in the text; frontispiece. 16.8x11 cm (6½x4¼"), original boards decorated & lettered in gilt. First Edition.

Scarce guide to all things bicycular, including the history, manufacture, mechanics, riding, laws and courtesies of the road, races, clubs, etc. In gilt on front cover: "Issued by the Pope Manufacturing Co., 87 Summer Street, Boston, Mass." This copy lacks the plate that should face p.36.

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Condition:
Worn, soiled, and stained; hinge split before title page; good.
 
Item number:
305935
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