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The sport of pedestrianism: man vs. horse...



Item # 637543

November 12, 1791

LONDON CHRONICLE, Nov. 12, 1791  Inside has an interesting article: "Extraordinary Walking Match", as pedestrianism was a sport at the time. It mentions: "...a match between Cotterel, the celebrated walker, and a horse belonging to Mr. Ryley, which was wagered to walk against him, for 20 miles..." with details of the man vs. horse walking match. (see).
  Eightpages, 8 1/2 by 11 3/4 inches, very nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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