Ithaca NY: Taylor and Carpenter, 1907.
Illustrated by Illustrated. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good- with no dust jacket. Item #14393
Light wrinkling to flyleaves, loss of white decor on front cover, otherwise light wear. Solid oversize hardcover. ; History of Cornell's rowing crew, from creation until 1906, written by Cornell's Professor of Physical Culture, after a "suggestion made by President Schurman, whose recognition of the value of manly outdoor sport as an important adjunct to University work has been a constant source of encouragement to the write in his efforts to promote the same at Cornell; and also, I might add, whose public expression of his liberal and progressive views concerning physical training has done much to enourage aquatic sports among the students." - Preface. Dedicated to the "Old Man", Charles E Courtney. "In 1883, Charles Courtney took over as coach of the Cornell University rowing team. Courtney's crews never finished below third and won 14 of 24 varsity eight-oar titles at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championship Regatta. In seven of the regattas, his team won all the events, including the varsity eight, varsity four, and freshman eight. During Courtney's tenure as coach, no other school would sweep every event in the regatta." - Wikipedia. Lavishly illustrated and hard-to-find Cornell sports history. ; 71 pages.