[LING, Per Henrik.]
Reglemente för Gymnastik.
Stockholm, Elméns och Granbergs tryckeri,1836
8vo, pp. (iv), 119, (1), 8 folding printed tables and 3 folding engraved plates. Uncut in contemporary blue paper wrappers. Minor damage to head of spine, occasional insignificant spotting, but a fine copy.
FIRST EDITION (a second edition appeared in 1853). Ling’s “Rules for gymnastics” is a highly detailed manual of gymnastic exercises for the Swedish army, written by order of the government, which also commissioned him to write Reglemente för bajonettfäktning [Regulations for bayonet-fencing], published the same year. Ling had begun printing his important Gymnastikens allmänna grunder only two years earlier in 1834. Hagelin, Kinetic Jottings, p. 149.