Cycles and Cycling, with a Chapter For Ladies - H. Hewitt Griffin, Miss L. C. Davidson 1890 - George Bell & Sons, London - First Edition A near fine example of an extremely scarce little first edition, which in addition to it's wonderful text and illustrations, has marvellous advertisements to the front and rear.

The Racing Ordinary, High-frame Cripper, Kangaroo Dwarf, The Otto Dicycle, The Dandy-Horse, The Leicester Safety, The Facile, Singer’s ‘Xtra, Manumotive, Whippet, The Success, The Mohawk Racer, The Sociable, The Coventry lever tricycle, The Phantom double-asteering. All these and more, with much detail on the history and development of the bicycle, learning, touring, racing and training.
  Small octavo (book size 17.2x11.6cm), pp. [6 advertisements] iii-viii 120 [4 advertisements]. Pasted leaf advertisement covering front pastedown, rear endpapers advertisements.   Condition: Near fine, owners name to inside endpapers, small stain to top corner of block, not affecting interior which is spotless, inner hinge starting.   Ref: 103444   Price: HK$ 4,500