Ride to Modernity: The Bicycle in Canada, 1869-1900

By: Norcliffe, Glen

Price: $49.95

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Book Condition: Fair

080208205X 288 pages including select bibliography and index. The story of Canada's encounter with the bicycle in the late nineteenth century, set in the context of the cultural moement known as 'modernity.' Covers the bicycle's history from about 1869, when the first bicycle appeared in Canada, until about 1900, a date that marks the end of the era when bicycles were a recognized symbol of modernity and social status. - from back cover. Charming black and white reproductions of archival photos and illustrations. Average wear. Considerable high-lighting to contents. A worthy reading copy.