1894, Montague Shearman, Athletics and football, The Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes


Sir Montague Shearman, PC (1857 – 1930) was an English judge and athlete. He was a co-founder of the Amateur Athletics Association in 1880

The book provides a comprehensive guide to two popular sports of the time: athletics and football. The author covers the history, rules, techniques, and strategies of each sport in detail, making it a valuable resource for both beginners and experienced players.In the section on athletics, Shearman covers a wide range of events, including running, jumping, throwing, and walking. He provides tips on training, diet, and equipment, as well as advice on how to improve performance in each event. The author also discusses the history of athletics, the various organizations that govern the sport, and the rules and regulations that athletes must follow.In the section on football, Shearman provides a detailed overview of the game, including its origins, the different positions on the field, and the rules and strategies involved. He also includes diagrams and illustrations to help readers understand the various plays and formations used in the game. The author also provides tips on training, equipment, and team management, making this section a valuable resource for coaches and players alike.



Montague Shearman

Athletics and football

With a contribution on paper-chasing by W. Rye and an introduction by Sir Richard Webster

[The Badminton Library of sports and pastimes]

With numerous engravings after Stanley Berkeley and instantaneous photographs by G. Mitchell

With the addition of chapters on Football in the United States by Walter Camp and Australian Football by A. Sutherland


Published by Longmans, Green and Co., London, 1894

4th Edition

XXIV + 464 Pages

19,5cm x 14cm (approx. 7,7inch. x 5,5inch.)


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