The Celebrated Captain Barclay: Sport, Money and Fame in Regency Britain - Peter RadfordHeadline, 2001, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Leans slightly otherwise a very well presented copy.
From the cover: “In the summer of 1809, as a huge British fleet prepared to go into battle with Napoleon’s forces, Captain Robert Barclay Allardice set out on one of the greatest sporting challenges ever undertaken. His attempt to go on foot ‘a thousand miles in a thousand hours for a thousand guineas’ drew enormous crowds to Newmarket to witness this extraordinary event. Six gruelling weeks later, Barclay achieved the seemingly impossible, taking home one of the largest sums ever won in a sporting wager, and gaining a reputation as one of the greatest athletes of his time.
Size: 8¾" x 5½"
Number of Pages: [X] 342
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