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1 Professor Hoffmann Home Gymnastics for Health and Strength
George Routledge and Sons, Limited, London 1903 4th Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Hardcover 
199 pages (complete). Professor Hoffmann ingeniously juggled all of his interests: magic, games, the Law, health. In this book he is most exercised about the fact most people disdained gymnastics in the home in favour of other forms of exercise. Indeed he is withering: "It must be remembered that, during a large part of every year, cycling is impracticable for any save the hardiest of riders ... Horse exercise though a capital stimulant for the liver, and furnishing sharp work for several sets of muscles, still leaves a large number unemployed ... Rowing is subject to another drawback, in the fact that ... it tends to contracts the chest ... Fencing and lawn-tennis, bother admirable exercises in their way ... tend to develop unduly one side of the body to the exclusion of the other ... Cricket and football need hardly be discussed ... as a recreation for the young, they have their value; somewhat discounted in the case of cricket by the long intervals of inactivity; football by the many risks of accidental injury." Hence the value of this entertaining, good-natured, benevolent book. The red covers are much worn, battered, marked all about. They are steady and sure. The contents are generally aged. They have tanning, foxing, marks. Nonetheless, they are comfortable, well-paced, assured, clear. fk 
Price: 47.50 USD
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Health Through Common Sense, van Diggelen, Tromp
2 van Diggelen, Tromp Health Through Common Sense
Nasionale Boekhandel Bpk 1962 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Poor Hardcover 
181 pages (complete). An assured copy. The dustjacket is scuffed, worn about the edges (particularly to the spine head). It is comfortable and secure. The boards are neat. The head of the spine has storage wear. The edges have shelving wear. Within, the pages are very clean, very clear, bright, healthy, sound. fk 
Price: 39.90 USD
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