A Treatise on Skating; (d. 1775)
A treasure trove of information on 18th century sports. This covers not only the best designs for ice skates but how they should be attached to the shoes. There are explanations on form, posture and even how to do figure ice skating. There are simple diagrams that explain how each each foot should work on certain figures. There are also three engravings on ice skating posture and one of the best ice skate design as well. 72 pages - 4 3/4" x 7 1/2" Binding: Pamphlet sewn.