NCA Reprints

NCA Reprints

Publications of the National Cycle Archive

It was Ted Williams' idea to make some of the early and rare books about cycling & available to researchers in a convenient and accessible format. Between 1994 and 1995 he produced a number of reprints which were funded by the National Cycle Archive. They are all A5 format with a card cover.

We still have some stocks of these remaining and available for sale here.

The set of ten books covering the Velocipede era are available to purchase together.


Set of ten Velocipede era reprints

Set of ten Velocipede era reprints

Reprint Set:"An Experienced Velocipedist" The Velocipede Its History and Practical Hints How  ..

£12.00

An Experienced Velocipedist" The Velocipede Its History and How To Use It (Reprint No. 1)

An Experienced Velocipedist" The Velocipede Its History and How To Use It (Reprint No. 1)

Published in 1869 this provides a general history of the velocipede and an overview of the developme..

£1.50

"A Constant Rider" A Pocket Manual on the Bicycle   (Reprint No. 2)

"A Constant Rider" A Pocket Manual on the Bicycle (Reprint No. 2)

This manual is undated, but  is from about 1876. It provides guidance on learning to ride a hig..

£1.50

"Velox" Velocipedes Bicycles and Tricycles (Reprint No. 3)

"Velox" Velocipedes Bicycles and Tricycles (Reprint No. 3)

Originally published in 1869 (and re-published by SR Publishers in 1971) this book provides an overv..

£1.50

Boden JW - Practical Hints on Bicycle Riding (Reprint No. 4)

Boden JW - Practical Hints on Bicycle Riding (Reprint No. 4)

Originally published in about 1874 the booklet focuses on how to learn to ride the early high wheel..

£1.50

Muir A,  The Velocipede How To Learn and How To Use It (Reprint No. 5)

Muir A, The Velocipede How To Learn and How To Use It (Reprint No. 5)

The booklet was undated, but believed published in about 1869. Based in Manchester Muir acts as pr..

£1.50

The Velocipede With Instructions How To Use It (Reprint No. 6)

The Velocipede With Instructions How To Use It (Reprint No. 6)

This booklet dating from 1869 provides a short outline history of the velocipede along with h..

£1.50

Davis A - The Velocipede and How To Use It (Reprint No. 7)

Davis A - The Velocipede and How To Use It (Reprint No. 7)

Dated 1868 this is the earliest booklet dealing with the "Velocipede Boom". Davis was the  UK..

£1.50

"JFB" The Velocipede, Its Past Its Present, and its Future (Reprint No. 8)

"JFB" The Velocipede, Its Past Its Present, and its Future (Reprint No. 8)

Published in 1869 Goddard's book relates to the American experience of the new   velocipe..

£1.50

Goddard JT The Velocipede Its History Variety and Practice (Reprint No. 9)

Goddard JT The Velocipede Its History Variety and Practice (Reprint No. 9)

Like No 8 above, this book published in Cambridge Mass. in 1869 relates to the American  expe..

£1.50

A Working Mechanic" The Modern Velocipede (Reprint No. 10)

A Working Mechanic" The Modern Velocipede (Reprint No. 10)

Of all the books above it provides the most comprehensive  overview of velocipedes developed ..

£1.50

Hamilton PB The Life of Thomas Humber (Reprint No. 11)

Hamilton PB The Life of Thomas Humber (Reprint No. 11)

This biography of the pioneer bicycle builder was published in 1892 and is now a rare book. I..

£1.50

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