Originally published in 1887 and dedicated to H.R.H The Prince of Wales, This early work on Athletics and Football is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. Chapters include; History of Athletic sports in England, Running and Runners, Training, The rugby union game and Football as a sport as well as many illustrations. This fascinating work is thoroughly recommended for inclusion on the bookshelf of all who have an interest in early sport. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.