Antique Gymnastics Book: The Horizontal Bar by Horace Butterworth Hardcover 1902 Chicago Coach Sports

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Title: The Horizontal Bar

Author: Horace Butterworth
Description: Red cloth boards stamped with black. Corners pushed and edges bumped; indent on front board; tail of spine heavily rubbed with some loss of lettering; minor general soiling. Previous owner's name on ffep. Interior pages show tide mark at foot of gutter. Illustrations. 192, plus [1] pp. ad. 7.75 x 5.5 inches.

A complete illustrated instruction book on the use of the horizontal bar with techniques and exercises for gymnasts, published in 1902 by the author (who at the time was the gymnastics instructor at the University of Chicago).

Horace C. Butterwoth (1868-1939) served as the Director of Physical Culture at the University of Chicago from 1892 to 1902, was their instructor for gymnastics, and also became the coach of the basketball, baseball, and football teams. In 1903 he served as the Athletic Director for Northwestern University; later he served as the football coach for Temple University. Previous owner was Clarence L. Dizney (Alpha Chi Alpha fraternity), a football player for the University of Oregon (1928-1930) and Oregon State College (1931).

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: [published by the author]

Place: Chicago

Year: 1902

ISBN: n/a

Language: English

Keywords: gymnastics, University of Chicago, gymnasts, high bar,

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