Sandow's System of Physical Training Profusely Illustrated from Life Studies

Sandow, Eugene; G. Mercer Adam

Published by J. Selwin Tait & Sons, 1894
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Hardcover. 4to. J. Selwin Tait and Sons. 1894. 244 pgs. Illustrated with numerous photo and black and white illustrations. First Edition/Later Printing (lacks the ads). Bound in grey cloth with black titles. Light scuff present to the spine tips. Previous owner's signature on the FFEP present. Text is clean and free of marks, binding tight and solid. From his online bio: "Eugen Sandow (born Friederich Wilhelm Müller) , was a pioneering bodybuilder of the Victorian era and is often referred to as the "Father of Modern Bodybuilding". Sandow's resemblance to the physiques found on classic Greek and Roman sculpture was no accident, as he measured the statues in museums and helped to develop "The Grecian Ideal" as a formula for the "perfect physique." Sandow built his physique to the exact proportions of his Grecian Ideal, and is considered the father of modern bodybuilding as one of the first athletes to intentionally develop his musculature to pre-determined dimensions. In his books Strength and How to Obtain It and Sandow's System of Physical Training, Sandow laid out specific proscriptions of weights and repetitions in order to achieve his ideal proportions. Photos sent upon request. Bx-245; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 244 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 44351

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Title: Sandow's System of Physical Training ...
Publisher: J. Selwin Tait & Sons
Publication Date: 1894
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Good+
Edition: First Edition; Later Printing.

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