British Manly Exercises: In which Rowing and Sailing are now first Described; and Riding and Driving are for the first Time given in a Work of this Kind… -
1836 - Thomas Wardle, Philadelphia - Very early, possibly first, American edition.
The first book of wide circulation containing rowing instructions and also extolling the physical benefits of rowing. With Engraved frontispiece and title, 50 plates (1 folding) and vignettes to chapter headings, gathered at the front of the book. With diagrams illustrating the methods extolled by Walker, and covering sports from boxing rowing swimming and horse riding to running, gymnastics and skating.