New York: Kelmscott Press, 1926.
First Edition; First Printing. Paperback. Good with no dust jacket. Item #14782
Front hinge tear, cover soil, gutter weakness, marginalia and underlining, light tone, otherwise light wear. Still serviceable and solid paperback. ; Mrs Parsons deplored "the alarming physical and mental deterioration which was ... increasingly apparent everywhere." "... there has been such a constant demand for a small text book for use in homes, schools and colleges, that the author offers this book with the promise that the earnest student can obtain from its pages, a beautiful, strong and enduring body, a quickening intelligence, and a multiplied consciousness. The results produced by this method of training are endurance, efficiency and economy of movement." - Preface. Parsons coined the phrase "life begins at forty." Contents: Foreword, Chapter I. The New View of the Human Body; II. Is Psychoanalysis a Failure?; III. How to Stand Correctly; IV. How to Breathe Correctly; V. Exercises for Eyes, Spine and Joints - Three Wide Base Exercises; VI. Narrow Base Exercises; VII. Exercises for the Torso; VIII. Exercises for Creating Mobility of the Body (Sword); IX. Exercies for all the Muscles of the Body (Helmet); X. Exercises for Developing the Sense of Co-ordination; XI. Hygiene and Diet; XII. Advice and Exercises for the Young Girls and Boys over Sixty; XIII. How to Develop an Attractive Personality. ; 82 pages.