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Michael Sweeney Books

Natural history; crime fiction; literature and poetry; art; cycling.

The Black Anfielders. Being The Story of the Anfield Bicycle Club, 1879-1955. (and) Centenary Edition 1879-1978.


Two books: a first edition of the 1956 history of the Anfield Bicycle Club to 1955 (cloth and dustjacket), together with the updated book taking the story up to 1978 (a paperback with blue card wrappers, reprinting the contents of the first book plus a new section). With b&w photos in plates in both. Both fine with a little foxing to closed page edges of the first volume. The first book has a very nice enclosure evocative of another era in cycling: a letter from Ossie Dover, 'The Tricycling Tailor' of Liverpool, on his headed business notepaper.