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Early British swimming, 55 BC-AD 1719 : with the first swimming treatise in English, 1595

Author: Nicholas Orme; Christopher Middleton
Publisher: [Exeter] : University of Exeter, 1983.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1857 Everard Digby published the first scientific treatise on swimming - and one of the first on any modern sport. Nicholas Orme rehabilitates Digby as a pioneer of the history of sport. The book  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Orme, Nicholas.
Early British swimming, 55 BC-AD 1719.
[Exeter] : University of Exeter, 1983
(OCoLC)571744652
Named Person: Christopher Middleton; Christopher Middleton; Christopher Middleton
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Orme; Christopher Middleton
ISBN: 0859891348 9780859891349
OCLC Number: 10593229
Notes: Contains the text of A short introduction for to learne to swimme by Christopher Middleton.
Description: xi, 215 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Includes: A short introduction for to learne to swimme / Christopher Middleton. Originally published: London : James Roberts for Edward White, 1595. An abridged translation of: De arte natandi / Everard Digby. Originally published: in 2 vols. London : Thomas Dawson, 1587.
Responsibility: by Nicholas Orme.

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