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    Signatures of Johnny Weissmuller and Maria Weissmuller by WEISSMULLER, Johnny and Maria Weissmuller

    Unbound. Fine. Slip of paper autographed by Johnny Weissmuller and Maria Weissmuller. Approximately 5.75" x 4.25". Fine. Signed by Johnny Weissmuller as "Johnny Weissmuller Tarzan." Maria was his fifth and final wife, dating this at 1963 or later.



    South Africa Lifesaving Association Nipper Handbook : Instruction, Examination, Competition (Boys and Girls 8-14 years)

    SA Lifesaving, 1994. Softcover. Good/No Jacket. 56 pages (complete). A contentedly owned copy. The covers have an adhesive clear plastic cover. The covers are tidy with some light user and storage wear. There is a previous owner signature. The contents are mild-mannered, competent, confident, clean, assured. fk



    IT'S EASY IN THE WATER by Dittman, Connie

    Aquatone Publications. Very Good. 1989. Revised Edition. Softcover. Signed by author to the inside front cover. ; Oblong 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 142 pages; Signed by Author .



    Plywanie dla kazdego by Terry Laughlin

    Buk Rower, 2007. Soft cover. Fine/No Jacket. Fantastic and in unread condition - Polish Language - 2007 - 210 Pages



    Gymnastik für die Jugend. Enthaltend eine Praktische Anweisung zu Leibesübungen. Ein Beytrag zur nöthigsten Verbesserung der körperlichen Erziehung by GUTS MUTH, Johann Christoph Friedrich

    Engraved frontis. & ten engraved plates (one folding). xviii, [18], 663, [1] pp. (subscribers' list misbound at end). Small thick 8vo, cont. half-calf & marbled boards (spine a bit rubbed, occasional unimportant dampstaining), pink & green pigskin lettering pieces on spine. Schnepfenthal: im Verlage der Buchhandlung der Erziehungsanstalt, 1793. First edition of the author's first and best-known work; it is a "great classic that formed the basis of modern physical education...the first manual published by a practical physical educator...Ch. 6 to 15 are devoted to different physical exercises: high jumping, pole vaulting, jumping across a ditch; throwing a wooden discus, archery; running, skipping rope; wrestling; walking on the balance beam, balancing rods on the fingers; lifting, carrying, pulling; going up and down a rope ladder, swinging on vertical ropes, climbing a mast; dancing, skating and long walks; bathing and swimming. Ch. 17 and 18 deal with declaiming and exercises of the senses: reading out loud so as to be heard by a person stationed at various distances and estimating distance with the naked eye. The final chapters are on manual labour and training."-Hagelin, Kinetic Jottings, pp. 104-05. Guts Muth (1759-1839), was a teacher at a school in Schnepfenthal, at the foot of the Thuringian forest. A small court among the oak trees was prepared for the daily lessons in gymnastics. The charming and well-engraved plates depict equipment and the boys performing the various exercises. Fine copy.



    Swimming the American Crawl by WEISSMULLER, Johnny (with Clarence A. Bush)

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1930. Hardcover. Near Fine. First edition. Tiny date stamp on front fly, and a small scuff on the rear board, very near fine lacking the dustwrapper. A year after its publication novelist-turned-screenwriter Cyril Hume, then working on the script for a new film adaptation of *Tarzan the Ape Man*, spotted the athlete and BVD model in his hotel swimming pool and a screen legend was born.



    The Young Swimmer by LIBBY, Bill

    New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1983. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. First edition. Octavo. 176pp. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dustwrapper with crease on rear panel.



    Swimming and Diving by BARNES, Gerald

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1922. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. First edition. Contemporary pencil name on the front fly and a small hole on page 18-19, else fine in near fine dustwrapper with tiny nicks at the corners of the spine. Very scarce in jacket.


    AUD $13.65

    Swimming – Australian Style by Pollard, Jack (editor)

    Lansdowne Press, Melbourne, 1963. First Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. Foreword by Mr. Justice Herron,President Australian Swimming Union. The text is illustrated with numerous black-and-white photographs and line illustrations. Tan coloured boards with silver coloured titles to the back strip. Photographic dustwrapper with white and aqua coloured titles to the front panel and black and aqua coloured titles to the back strip. A book on will teaching, competing, diving, history of swimming in Australia. There are even chapters devoted to surfing and the Surf Lifesaving Association. Contributors include Dawn Fraser, Andrew (Boy) Charlton, Don Talbot, Forbes Carlyle and Murray Rose, amongst others. Softening of the back strip edges with fading to the top edge – commensurate with loss of dustwrapper. A little bumping of the book corners and there is patchy fading to the top edges. Uniform light tanning of the text block edges with scattered foxing, faint, also present. Offset tanning to the endpages with very faint foxing throughout. The dustwrapper is in shaky shape. Chipping to the dustwrapper corners and back strip edges. A few small tears to the top dustwrapper edge and to the lower front edge with associated creasing. Sunning of the back strip and rear panel and handling marks are quite obvious. A black cross has been made to the top right-hand corner of the front panel – please see photograph. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. 140, [4] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sports & Pastimes; Swimming; Australia; Inventory No: 0125517. . This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia..

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