This hardcover book is in very good condition overall. The cover of the book has some visible, though not major wear. The wear is most noticeable on edges and corners, and there are also some small but visible markings as well. The jacket of the book has similar issues, but the marks are more pronounced, and there is some fraying on edges and corners. The original price is still included in the jacket and has not been cut. Inside, there are some individual pages which have some small markings on them, but this does not appear to be widespread. Most of the pages are in very good condition overall. There are also some noticeable markings on the edges of the pages, which are noticeable when the book is closed. This book was written by R.D Burnell and published the Oxford University Press in 1955.
'Though races like the Diamond Sculls at Henley and the Wingfield Sculls carry high prestige, amateur sculling is something of a neglected sport in Great Britain. It has great attractions for the enthusiast, but personal guidance, coaching, and support are often lacking. Mr Burnell, a former English sculling champion and Olympic double-sculls winner, sets out to remedy this, starting from fundamental principles and progressing to 'Advanced Sculling' and 'Racing Tactics.' He also makes plain the mysteries of 'rigging,' i.e, the adjustment of movable parts of the boat which intimately concerns the user, and, incidentally, this is the first book to deal with the latest development of the 'sliding outrigger' as a substitute for the sliding seat.'