SOMERS, Florence A.
Principles of Women's Athletics
NY, A.S. Barnes, 1930. Somers was the Associate Director of the Sargent School of Physical Education of Boston University's School of Education, and later the the principal of The Margaret Eaton School in Toronto and the first female president of the Canadian Physical Education Association (CPEA). This book takes on the controversial concept of women's athletics and breaks it down into the objectives (why participate in athletics); the physiological factors (those special considerations of the female); the historical trends; and how to safely navigate a future where we may "largely disregard sex differences and build athletic programs on individual differences..." This copy is apparently signed by the author, by way of her ownership signature on the front pastedown: "Miss F. Somers/ Dennis Mass." Additional owner signature (in Toronto) on front flyleaf. A near fine copy, without dust jacket. [#035344] $375
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