London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1860. First Edition. Leather bound. Small 8vo. xv, 95 pp;  leaves of plates. Frontispiece illustration of Hercules; title page illustration "Samson Bursting his Bonds"; in-text illustrations. Full brown leather with gilt lettered morocco title to spine; gilt design & lettering to front board in Latin identifying the book as a prize to a gymnasium student of the Glasgow Academy; marbled endpapers & page edges. Original prize bookplate dated 1863-64 with student name affixed to inside front board; later personalized owner bookplate tipped in. Front hinge cracked at title page; wear and scuffing to boards; a very good copy of an uncommon title. Item #18338
Provides detailed descriptions of exercise apparatus and exercises wtih parallel bars, horizontal bar, suspended bar, suspended ropes and indian club.