The Complete Cyclist - A. C. Pemberton, Mrs. Harcourt Williamson, C. P. Sisley, Gilbert Floyd 1897 - A. D. Innes & Co. ‘The Isthmian Library’, London - First Edition A scarce first edition of this comprehensive work, obviously, published during the early years of the fashionable cycling boom, and illustrated throughout with full page photographic plates and charmingly witty vignettes.

Chapters include -
Of Cycles and Cycling; The Cycle in Society by Mrs. F. Harcourt Williamson; The Choice of a Machine; How to Keep a Machine in Good Order; Humours of Cycling by Gilbert Floyd; Pneumatic Tyres and the Methods of Repairing Them; How to Ride; Touring and the Tourist’s Outfit; Rides Round London by C.P. Sisley; Racing and Training; Clubs, Cycling Institutions and Literature Devoted to the Sport; Tandems, Multicycles, Machines of Peculiar Design and Motor Cycles; and How to Build a Bicycle.

‘A how-to book, in which the author described Wells’
The wheels of chance as “ludicrously accurate.” - Jamieson, Bicycle Travel and Touring Resources.
  pp. [12] 14-400 viii publisher’s advertisements dated April, 1897.   Condition: Very good, wear to corners and spine ends, toning to spine, light soiling and foxing to endpapers and foxing to tissue guard of frontispiece else generally clean.   Ref: 106937   Price: HK$ 2,500