Boston: Fields, Osgood, 1869. First edition. 8vo, original gilt-stamped green cloth, gilt lettering, 215,  pages. A little toned; some light wear; a nearly fine copy. Item #19662
A lightly-veiled satire on the contemporary controversies around physical culture, a supposed debate over the construction of a gymnasium in a New England town from an advocate for physical education, published while Tyler was a professor at the University of Michigan. Small neat early ownership signature at the head of the front blank. Wright II, 2570.