Title: The Hamlyn Book of Cycling
Author: Claude Kearley
Year: 1978 (First Edition)
Publisher: The Hamlyn Publishing Group Limited
Book Condition: Good/Very Good
Jacket Condition: N/A
Description: A comprehensive book covering all aspects of cycling. Documents the history of the bicycle from its late-18th Century origins, and provides tips on choosing a bike and how to care for it. Also includes safety tips, games, competitions, and information about cycling champions of the '70s.
Illustrated throughout with nostalgic b&w and colour period photographs (most of which are full-page or double-spread).
A must for the cycling enthusiast.
Considering its age and public library origins, the book is in very good condition. Apart from the contents page, which has been stamped and has its Dewey reference printed in black ballpoint pen, pages are clean and unmarked – though a handful have slight dog-ears at the bottom. The front board has lost some of its vibrance (probably due to exposure to sunlight) and there is some minor rubbing along the bottom and in the top corner (refer to image). The original price tag is largely intact. The spine has also become slightly faded, and has the book's Dewey number neatly etched by machine. The rear board, on the other hand, is in excellent condition. Illustrated pastedowns and endpapers.
Measures 28 cm × 20.5 cm (11.2″ × 8.2″). 4to. 61 pp.