Philadelphia, PA: Milo Publishing Co, 1924. First Edition. Small 8vo. 220 pp. Black & white photo-illustrated plates, mostly of early famous weight lifters. Tan cloth with black lettering in good condition (hinges cracked but holding; light wear to extremities; some soiling to covers; darkening to spine). Item #20210
"This book is one of the all time great classics in the world of strength and strongmen. Some even consider it to be the best book ever written on the subject of weightlifting." - superstrengthtraining. Alan Calvert (1875 – 1944) was an American weightlifter, businessman, magazine publisher, and the author of several books. He was the founder of one of the first barbell companies in the world and one of the first strength-training magazines in the United States.