The Art of Swimming by Captain Webb 1897 Facsimile Reproduction Book

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Captain Matthew Webb was a Victorian swimmer and stuntman. He is the first recorded person to swim the English Channel for sport without the use of artificial aids.

Webb basked in national and international adulation, and followed a career as a professional swimmer. He wrote this book called The Art of Swimmingand licensed his name for merchandising such as commemorative pottery.

Pryor Publication replica books are printed and reproduced as close as possible to the original copy. Replica copy originally published in 1876. 

112 pages, hardback replica book/booklet.


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Manufacturer/Publisher: Pryor Publications
Binding: Hardback

SKU: 9780946014781