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    DescriptionBy 1901, when this book first free-wheeled spectacularly into sight, cycling was well established both as leisure pastime and method of getting about. Yet as a forum for the display of acrobatic prowess its potential had been left largely unmined - a lack that this book swiftly and with some style swooped in to supply. It shows straight-faced paragons of Edwardian society in a variety of impressive and unlikely vehicular arrangements. Fearlessly, they demonstrate the possibility of picking up a handkerchief without dismounting, of riding backwards while seated on the handlebar, and of 'standing on saddle, hands off!' They even make perfectly clear that, for two able cyclists with the inclination and a length of wooden pole, it was quite possible to bear aloft a clown while mounted.


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    Title
    Fancy Cycling, 1901
    Subtitle
    An Edwardian Guide
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Isabel Marks
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 116
    Width: 145 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781908402714
    ISBN 10: 1908402717
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: WZG, HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/19CNTY, CULT/BRITIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    B&T General Subject: 760
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJC
    LC classification: GV
    Abridged Dewey: 796
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: WGC, WSQ
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037060
    DC22: 796.6
    Ingram Subject Code: SL
    Libri: I-SL
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14320
    B&T Approval Code: A09403000
    BISAC V2.8: SPO011000, HUM013000, TRA009000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBK, 3JJC
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 796.6
    BISAC V2.8: TRA010000
    Thema V1.0: WZG, WGC, WH, NHTB, SMQ, SZD, WGD
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDU
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MPBA
    Edition
    Illustrated
    Edition statement
    Reprint, Illustrated
    Illustrations note
    illustrations (black and white)
    Publisher
    Osprey Publishing
    Imprint name
    Old House Books
    Publication date
    18 June 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Isabel Marks
    Review quote
    "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