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The Manual of Cricket. Illustrated.
London, F.H. Ayers. Hard Cover. 57 pp + advertisements, 16mo (6 1/2" H), orange cloth with reddish brown lettering and decoration on front board, lettering on spine. B&w illustrations. No date, but advertisements reference dates between 1894 and 1896. Contents: Introduction; The Bat; The Stumps; The Ball; The Batting Gloves; The Leg Guard; The Wicket-keeping Gloves; The Dress; Hints on Batting - Playing Forward / Playing Back / The Cut / The Leg-Hit / The Drive; On Bowling; The field arranged for Slow Bowling; The Field arranged for Fast Bowling; On Fielding - The Wicket-keeper / Long-stop / Point / Short Slip / Third Man / Cover Point / Mid-off and Mid-on / Short Leg / Long Leg / Long Field / The Catch; Rules of the Marylebone Club / Rules of Single Wicket / County Qualifications. Postage for this light item will be reduced to most destinations. 1 1/2" x 1/2' piece missing from bottom of first page, a few very light finger marks and soft wrinkles on first few pages, tiny foxing marks on last page, light edge wear to boards, air bubbles under cloth on both boards, some light soiling and light stains on boards, tiny dent on spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Good.
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Book number: 27934
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 45 | £UK 38 | JP¥ 5431]
Catalogue: Sports
Keywords: Cricket, Bats, Balls, Equipment, Stumps, Batting Gloves, Leg Guards, Wicket-Keeping, Dress, Batting, Forward, Back, Cut, Let-Hit, Drive, Bowling, Field, Slow Bowling, Fast, Fielding, Wicket-Keepers, Long-Stop, Point, Mid-Off, Mid-on, Marylebone Club, Rule

 
The Record Makers of the American Association. 1937 Edition. Thirty-Sixth Anniversary Souvenir of the American Association. Containing the Yearly and All-Time Records of the League.
L.S. McKenna. 1937. Stapled in Wraps. 64 pp, 6" H. B&w centerfold advertisement for Gluek's Beer of Minneapolis. Records for the American Association from 1902 to 1936, including: Yearly Team Leaders in Batting - Scoring - Holding Opponents to Fewest Runs - Hits - Total Bases - Two Base Hits - Three Base Hits - Home Runs - Sacrifice Hits - Stolen Bases - Bases on Balls - Fewest Strikeouts - Most Strikeouts - Double Plays - Fewest Errors - Batting - Runs Scored; Fielding Leaders in Percentage - Chances Accepted; Leaders in Assists, etc. etc. Interior - very small soft bump at top corner of pages, light toning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small soiling mark at top of fore-edge of text block, corner crease on rear cover, two other very small soft corner creases on covers, some darkening to edges of text block. Very Good.
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Book number: 28910
USD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 67.5 | £UK 57 | JP¥ 8147]
Catalogue: Sports
Keywords: American Association, Baseball, Early 20th Century, Gluek's Beer, Casey Stengel, Leo Durocher, Bob Lamotte, Americo Polli, Russell Van Atta, Ernie Krueger, Cy Young, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Columbus, Indianapolis, St. Paul, Kansas City, Louisville, Toledo

 
SELTERS, ANDY AND ZANGER, MICHAEL.
The Mt. Shasta Book: A Guide to Hiking, Climbing, Skiing, and Exploring the Mountain and Surrounding Area.
Wilderness Press, Berkeley, CA, 1998, 6th printing.. 118 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. ISBN 0899971016 B&w photographs, maps + folding map in pocket at rear. "Here finally is a comprehensive guidebook to Mt. Shasta, the crown jewel of California's mountains. Mt. Shasta, an immense mountain mass soaring to over 11,000 feet above its surroundings, has long been a mecca for mountaineers, skiers, hikers, spiritualists and people inspired by great mountains. On 14,162-foot Mt. Shasta's lower slopes, hikers and nordic skiers find walks and tour s among gothic forests and subalpine meadows, trips to finish in an hour or to last a week. On Shasta's upper slopes, climbers and ski mountaineers find routes from moderate to severe, many including travel on the largest glacier in Califo r n i a . F o r skiers, the book reveals quiet forest routes and divulges some of the little-known powder pockets. For climbers, the book describes virtually every route on the mountain, telling for each route what to look for and helping the pros pe ct iv e cl i mb er decide which route he or she is ready to try." Includes chapters on Water Activities, Mountain Biking, Flora and Fauna and Geology. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small crease at to p e dge of r ear c o ver - migrates into last few pages, small light stain on fore-edge of textblock. Very Good.
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Book number: 22126
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 9 | £UK 7.75 | JP¥ 1086]
Catalogue: Sports
Keywords: Mount Shasta, California, Hiking, Mountain Climbing, Skiing, Wilderness, Mountaineering, Natural History, Weather, Sargents Ridge, Cascade Gulch, Shastina, Hotlum-Bolam, Wintun Glacier, Clear Creek, Mud, Canyon, Konwakiton, Mountain Biking, Flora, F

 
ARMSTRONG, ROB.
Golfing Florida's Best.
Gretna, Louisiana, Pelican. 2001. (ISBN: 1565547322) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 218 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with color photographs and course maps. "Narrowing the field of great golf courses in Florida is an enormous undertaking, but here are detailed profiles and photos of fifty of the best resorts and daily-fee courses in the Sunshine State, including all the information you need to call up, make a tee time, and play them all. Featured are courses for golfers of every ability, courses that are largely unknown outside their neighborhoods, and some of the most famous golf courses in the country." A few very tiny white specks on front pastedown, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light wear at bottom of spine, three tiny corner bumps, small light area of rubbing on front board, tiny dint on bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny dint on front hinge. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 23559
USD 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 40.5 | £UK 34.25 | JP¥ 4888]
Catalogue: Sports
Keywords: Florida, Golf, Golfing, Courses, Guidebooks, Directories, Country Clubs, Atlantis, Bay Point, Baytree, Black Bear, Diamondback, Doral, Eagle Harbor, El Diablo, Emerald, Dunes, Grand Haven, Kelly Plantation, Mission Inn, Pga, Riverwood, Saddlebrook, 156554

 
BARBER, JIM.
Hockey Heroes of the Georgian Triangle. Looking Back Series.
St Catharines, Ontario, Looking Back Press / Vanwell. 2004, First Edition. (ISBN: 1550689339) Soft Cover. 128 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "(L)ooks back at five of the best players and most intriguing characters to have played Canada's favourite game. The stories of Reg Noble, Jack Portland, Ernie Fryer, Donnie Westbrooke and Darryl Sly explore not only their skills on the ice, but also their private lives and distinct personalities. It was their good fortune to grow up in the Collingwood, Clearview Township and Wasaga Beach part of Ontario. This region - once best known for its shipbuilding - was also a hotbed of hockey in the early years of the twentieth century, and has produced many top amateur teams and professional players,including one Hockey Hall of Famer." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, a few small scratches on front cover. Very Good+.
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Book number: 26026
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18 | £UK 15.25 | JP¥ 2172]
Catalogue: Sports
Keywords: Hockey, Players, Reg Noble, Jack Portland, Don Westbrooke, Ernie Fryer, Darryl Sly, Georgian Bay Region, Collingwood, Clearview Township, Wasaga Beach, Hockey Teams, Early 20th Century, Ontario. 1550689339

 
BARBER, JIM.
Hockey Heroes of the Georgian Triangle. Looking Back Series.
St Catharines, Ontario, Looking Back Press / Vanwell. 2004, First Edition. (ISBN: 1550689339) Soft Cover. 128 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "(L)ooks back at five of the best players and most intriguing characters to have played Canada's favourite game. The stories of Reg Noble, Jack Portland, Ernie Fryer, Donnie Westbrooke and Darryl Sly explore not only their skills on the ice, but also their private lives and distinct personalities. It was their good fortune to grow up in the Collingwood, Clearview Township and Wasaga Beach part of Ontario. This region - once best known for its shipbuilding - was also a hotbed of hockey in the early years of the twentieth century, and has produced many top amateur teams and professional players,including one Hockey Hall of Famer." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear. Near Fine.
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Book number: 29326
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18 | £UK 15.25 | JP¥ 2172]
Catalogue: Sports
Keywords: Hockey, Players, Reg Noble, Jack Portland, Don Westbrooke, Ernie Fryer, Darryl Sly, Georgian Bay Region, Collingwood, Clearview Township, Wasaga Beach, Hockey Teams, Early 20th Century, Ontario. 1550689339

 
BARRIS, TED.
Rodeo Cowboys: The Last Heroes.
Edmonton, Alberta, Executive Sport Publications. 1981, First Edition. (ISBN: 0919035094) Hard Cover with dust jacket. Ill.: Photography by Robert Semeniuk. 144 pp, oblong (8 9/16" H x 10 1/16" D. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs. "Rodeo is perhaps the world's greatest test of physical endurance and raw heroism. It is the participant, the cowboy, who has excited both young and old for decades. Year in and year out, these men test their strength against the power of animals in such rodeo events as steer wrestling and bronc riding. Sometimes they are rewarded for their efforts by a winning time, but often they receive little more than the appreciative applause of an enthusiastic audience before heading down the road to the next rodeo. What motivates these men to keep up such a grueling schedule? What has kept the tradition alive for so long? Through the combined effort of a gifted writer and an expert photographer, the exciting and entertaining world of the rodeo cowboy comes alive." Minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, minor edge wrinkling - crease at bottom edge of rear flap. Very Good+/Very Good.
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Book number: 28334
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18 | £UK 15.25 | JP¥ 2172]
Catalogue: Sports
Keywords: Rodeos, Rodeo Cowboys, Horses, Techniques, Horsemanship, Bucking Broncos, Bronco-Busting, Trick Riding, Prairies, Bull Riding, Brahma Bulls, Rodeo Clowns, Calf Roping, Lassos, Lassoing, Steer Wrestling, Bronc Riding, Wild Cow Milking, Wild Horse Racing, R

 
SEHLINGER, BOB AND OTEY, DON.
A Paddler's Guide to Southern Georgia: A Canoeing and Kayaking Guide to the Streams of the Western Piedmont, Coastal Plain, Georgia Coast and Okefenokee Swamp. Second Edition.
Menasha Ridge Press, Birmingham, Alabama, 1999, 2nd edition, 3rd printing.. 292 pp, 4to (approx. 11" H), soft cover. ISBN 0897321359 Profusely illustrated with b&w maps and photographs. "When veteran paddlers Bob Sehlinger and Don Otey set out to write a canoeing and kayaking guide to the streams of Georgia, they discove red that the project was beyond the scope of the average paddling guide. The result of their explorations, therefore, is not a single comprehensive, detailed and authoritative guidebook to the streams of Georgia, but two such books. Each g u i d e i s immense in scope and self-contained, with extensive introductory chapters that provide an easy-to-read overview of Georgia's diverse wildlife, geology, climate and water quality, as well as illuminating explanations of stream formati on a nd h yd r ol og y . Each book contains sections on the legal rights of paddlers and emergency procedures, and is illustrated with drawings and photographs..Each stream is detailed with a description that conveys the flavor and difficulties of th e r un in no n-t ech ni cal terms. This description is supplemented with a data sheet that contains an abundance of technical information. Rounding out each description are detailed river maps showing access points, shuttle routes, and mil eage s." Thi s v olu me, whi ch c ove rs Southern Georgia, is "A detailed guide to the streams of Georgia's western Piedmont and Coastal Plain, with special chapters on the Okefenokee Swamp and the Georgia sea coast." Interior - small soft crease at t op c orner of a fe w pa ges, small cur l at bottom corner of last few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - slight curl to bottom corner of rear cover, very minor rubbing. Very Good+.
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Book number: 22100
USD 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 40.5 | £UK 34.25 | JP¥ 4888]
Catalogue: Sports
Keywords: Canoes, Canoeing, Kayaks, Kayaking, Southern Georgia, Guidebooks, Okefenokee Swamp, Piedmont, Rafting, Rafts, Fish, Wildlife, Moutains, Rivers, Streams, Ecology, Safety, Geology, Climate, Hydrology, Whitewater, Coastal Plain, Sea Coast.

 
CADMAN, W.A.
Goose Shooting. The Shooting Times Library: No. 7.
Percival Marshall, London, n.d. - c1960.. 82 pp, small 8vo, gard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, drawings. Contents: Introduction; Identification of Geese; Habits and Habitats - Grey Geese; Habits and Habitats - Black Geese; Goose Shooting Equipment, Butts and Hides; Tides, Weather and Geese; Sand-crawling and Camouflage; Inland Shooting - Dogs and Decoys; Tim's First Goose Trip. Light edge wear to boards, tiny bumps to bottom corners. Dust jacket is worn with small chips/tears , light edge wear/scuffing/wrinkling, light browning at edges, light water staining to bottom inside edge (all text/illustrations complete), very small dent on rear panel. VG/G-.
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Book number: 7820
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18 | £UK 15.25 | JP¥ 2172]
Catalogue: Sports
Keywords: Shooting, Hunting, Sport, Shotguns, Shooting Times Library, Geese, Habitats, Grey, Black, Equipment, Butts, Hides, Camouflage, Sand-Crawling, Dogs, Decoys.

 
CARTER, ELIZABETH F.
A Hiking Guide to the Trails of Florida. Third Edition.
Menasha Ridge Press, Birmingham, AL, 1997, 3rd edition.. 107 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 08973219600 B&w drawings, maps. "(A) comprehensive guide to natural Florida, a book that will help the novice and experienced hiker alike enjoy all the state has to offer. This book concentrates on trails tha t are at least three miles long, including public sections of the Florida National Scenic Trail. Florida is still over twelve percent wilderness, with over eight million acres of state and federal lands. Many endangered and ecologically s i g n i f i c a n t areas in the state are maintained, protected, and offer public access. (This book) contains information on where trails are located, how to go about hiking them, and what the hiker may expect to see along the way. Revised maps in di ca te t ra il a cc ess points, while the text describes the flora, fauna, and geology, as well as hiking difficulty and distances." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine.
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Book number: 22120
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 9 | £UK 7.75 | JP¥ 1086]
Catalogue: Sports
Keywords: Hiking, Walking, Hikes, Trails, Florida, Perdido Key Beach Trail, Santa Rosa Island, Naval Live Oaks, Topsail, Grayton, St Joseph Peninsula, Arcadia County, Blackwater, Jackson Red Ground, Sweetwater, Rocky Bayou, Pine Log, George, Vincent, Marks, a

 
MOUTON, CLAUDE. WITH BILL LEGRAND, HERBERT WARREN WIND & CAMIL DESROCHES.
The Montreal Canadiens: A Hockey Dynasty.
Toronto, Van Nostrand Reinhold. 1980, First Edition. (ISBN: 0442296347) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 286 pp, 11 1/4" H. Inscribed and dated (20/2/81) by Claude Mouton on title page (previous owner has 'whited out' their own name), followed by the signature of Guy Lafleur. B&w pictorial endpapers, b&w and colour photographs. Contents: Preface; Those Old Montreal Maroons; Les Canadiens Sont La; A Tradition of Winning; Nine Glorious Epochs; The Blue, White and Red; The Superstars; The Forum; A Brief History of the NHL; Records and Honors; Rosters and Personnel; Player Statistics; Index. Minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has a few very small edge tears and tiny chips, 2" tear on rear panel archivally taped, light to moderate edge wear, light rubbing, light fading to colour on spine and part of rear panel, now protected in a mylar sleeve. Very Good/Good. Signed.
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Book number: 30480
USD 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 54 | £UK 45.5 | JP¥ 6517]
Catalogue: Sports
Keywords: Montreal Canadiens, Hockey Clubs, National Hockey League, Nhl, Quebec, Signed Books, Hockey Teams, Original Six, Jean Beliveau, Hector Blake, Toe Blake, Scotty Bowman, Ken Dryden, Leo Dandurand, Bill Durnan, Bernie Geoffrion, Boom Boom Geoffrion, Tommy Go

 
COLEMAN, JIM.
A Hoofprint on My Heart.
Toronto, McClelland and Stewart. 1971, Reprint. (ISBN: 0771019947) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 256 pp, 8 3/4" H. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "In memory of / Magda Don (?) / & Duchess of York / Jim Coleman / Winnipeg". "(T)he warmly nostalgic story of a little boy who 'always wanted to own a race horse'. The boy grew up to acquire a collection of remarkably individualistic friends, some of whom were 'no better than God intended them to be'. Jim Coleman writes of his off-beat playmates, equine and human, with lively affection." Small Christmas gift inscription in ink on front pastedown, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edgewear/wrinkling/creasing, several edge tears archivally taped and very small chips, 1" chip at top of rear panel, light rubbing, a few tiny scuffs. Very Good/Fair. Inscribed By Author.
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Book number: 28399
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 31.5 | £UK 26.5 | JP¥ 3802]
Catalogue: Sports
Keywords: Racing, Race Track, Horse Racing, Horses, Jockeys, Veterinarians. , Trainers, Sports, Writers, Journalists, James Donovan, Manitoba, Woodbine, Toronto, Robert James Speers, Seven Dollar, Knifong, Hudson's Bay Rules, Whittier Park, Polo Park, Gambling, Sir

 
SHEA, KEVIN. WITH LARRY COLLE AND PAUL PATSKOU. FOREWORD BY SENATOR FRANK MAHOVLICH.
St. Michael's College: 100 Years of Pucks and Prayers.
Fenn, Bolton, Ontario, 2008, first edition.. 304 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1551683482 B&w photographs, reproductions. "(O)ne school stands above all others as the single most important contributor to developing hockey players for the NHL, and that is St. Mic hael's College (Toronto). Since initiating its hockey program, 184 alumni have gone on to play in the National Hockey League. - St. Michael's has won a plethora of team awards. The Senior squad was OHA Senior Champion of 1909 and won the Allan C u p as national champions in 1910. The St. Michael's Majors won the Memorial Cup as the top Junior team in Canada in 1934, 1945, 1947 and 1961, were five-time Eastern Canadian champions and won the J. Ross Robertson Cup as OHA junior champs on s ix o cc asions. The Majors also won the Metro Junior Hockey League championship in 1962 and the Toronto St. Michael's Majors, having returned to Junior action after an extended hiatus, took the Emms Trophy as Central Division champions in 2002 a nd 20 04. M eantime, the St. Michael's Buzzers have won the Sutherland cup six times as the best Junior 'B' team in Ontario and since moving to Provincial Junior 'A', have won the Frank L. Buckland Trophy as OPJHL champions in 2005 and 2006. Man y o utst andi ng h ockey personalities have passed through the doors of St. Michael's College, but fourteen have earned induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame: Bobby Bauer, Gerry Cheevers, Dick Duff, Tim Horton, Red Kelly, Dave Keon, Ted Lindsay, Fr ank Mahov lich, Reg Noble, Joe Primeau and Frank Rankin in the Player category, and Father David Bauer, Murray Costello and Jim Gregory in the Builder category. And while the school has every reason to be proud of its extraordinary hockey legacy, the real r eason to bo ast is that more than 6,000 students who made hockey part of their school experience left having learned the importance of leadership, discipline and staying true to strong values." Fine/Fine.
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Book number: 25002
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 31.5 | £UK 26.5 | JP¥ 3802]
Catalogue: Sports
Keywords: St. Michael's Majors, Hockey Players, Toronto, Father David Bauer, Harold Ballard, Paul Conlin, Gerry Cheevers, Les Costello, Andre Champagne, Arnie Brown, Dick Duff, David Keon, Ted Flanagan, Dineen, Bruce Draper, Tim Horton, Fleming Mackell, Johnn

 
CUMMINS, B.W., CAPT. & BASSETT-LOWKE, JANET, EDITORS. BESFORD, JOHN; DESJARDINS, PETE; LARKIN, E.J.; BISCOE, A.E., CAPT.; STURROCK, ALEXANDER; HARDIDGE, P.H.; UNDERELL, J.W.J.; CHATFIELD, R.C.; AT AL.
The Swimming Times. Vol. Xviii. No. 1 March 1940 + No. 3. May 1940 + No. 4, June 1940. With: Swimming Instruction: Land Drills and Water Practice. 4 Swimming-Related Items.
Croydon / London, Capt. B.W. Cummins / Simkin Marshall. Stapled in Wraps. 3 issues of 'The Swimming Times' from 1940 - 20 pp, 20 pp, 24 pp - 8 1/2" H + 'Swimming Instruction', rewritten 1937, 64 pp, 7 1/8" H. All with b&w photographs. 'The Swimming Times' includes articles on: War Work by Swimmers, Officials and Coaches; The Elements of Diving; Amateur Swimming Assoc-iation: A Record of Progress; The Royal Life Saving Society; Swimmers and Swimming in the Navy; A Scottish Club in Wartime; World Classification of Swimmers; Water Polo; etc. 'Swimming Instruction' contents: Preface; General Notes; Class Instruction; Breast Stroke; Back Stroke; Crawl Stroke; Back Crawn; Learning to Dive. Interiors - some soft creasing/wrinkling at some page edges and corners; rust on staples. Exteriors - Swimming Times have rust on staples, a few rust stains on covers, some small corner/edge creases/wrinkles, light edge wear, light rubbing and soiling on rer covers. Swimming Instruction has very light corner wear, small curl at bottom corner of front cover and a few small scuffs on front cover. Good.
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Book number: 28793
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 36 | £UK 30.5 | JP¥ 4345]
Catalogue: Sports
Keywords: Swimming, Britain, Mid 20th Century, Wartime Publications, Swimmers, Coaches, Diving, Matt Mann, Amateur Swimming Association, Royal Life Saving Ociety, Royal Navy, Scotland, Water Polo, Sea Lions, Emily Gibson, Roy Henson, Zilpha Grant, Derek Powell, Ind

 
DARWIN, BERNARD. ILLUSTRATED BY ELINOR DARWIN.
Every Idle Dream.
Collins, London, 1948, first edition.. 255 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "Everyone who enjoys good prose or sport, and particularly both together, knows the name of Bernard Darwin whose chronicles of golf and Fourth Leaders in 'The Times' have for so many years been an almost indispensable part of life to many people. In this book Mr. Darwin tries his hand for the first time at the long essay, covering a diversity of topics in life and literature in the same easy, original way, seeing the m e a n ing behind familiar things and expressing them in his exquisitely right and simple style. The topics range from a collection of toy soldiers in childhood, through titanic matches in sport to the cosy contemplation of his sporting prints by hi s fi re side, and all alike evoke a rich and human world." Light browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light foxing on rear cover and minor on rear endpapers. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkl ing , a f ew small edge tears and one small chip, slight foxing/soiling on rear panel, browning on spine, slight soiling on front panel. Very Good-/Good.
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Book number: 25034
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.5 | £UK 11.5 | JP¥ 1629]
Catalogue: Sports
Keywords: Tin Soldiers, Toy, Cricket, Sherlock Holmes, Matches, Matchboxes, Prize Fighters, Boxing, Game Chicken, Cotswolds, Sporting Pictures, C.H. Allcock, Christmas, Golf, Dingley Dell, Frank Fairlegh, William Grace, Badminton, Picnics, Dogs, Dickens, Name

 
DOWBIGGIN, BRUCE.
The Meaning of Puck: How Hockey Explains Modern Canada.
Toronto, Key Porter. 2008, First Edition. (ISBN: 9781554700417) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 232 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). "In a series of essays that is a road trip across the nation's cultural landscape, (Dowbiggin) shows how the national passion for hockey reflects - or deflects - the issues of globalization, regionalism, anti-Americanism, militarism, violence, racism and greed. Why are Canadians, for instance, such strenuous advocates of pacifism and non-militarism around the world while simultaneously embracing - and promoting - the world's most vicious and violent brand of hockey? As the legion of apologists for Todd Bertuzzi's thuggish play dramatize, it's not the Americans who popularize violence in hockey. It's us. Dowbiggen tries to come to terms with the absurd hero worship of The Great One. Or why Canadians so smugly spoof American ignorance while making a 'cultural' icon of Don Cherry. Is it because in a nation without rules or standards he still stands for something, however distasteful? (The author) conducts an autopsy on the essentially permanent futility of the Toronto Maple Leafs and shows how the team's declining fortunes mirror the shift in power and influence from Ontario to the West, particularly Alberta. As fans outside Ontario chafe at the Toronto-centrism of 'Hockey Night in Canada', they seek a new locus of hockey influence. Dowbiggin explores questions such as: Why the Vancouver Canucks are the new frontier? What do you mean the Montreal Canadiens are owned by an American? Why is hockey such a safe place for characters such as Alan Eagleson, Graham James and David Frost to hide? And why is it so hard to get them out once they've attached themselves to power? Most of all: Why does the sniff of the Canadian jock have such a hypnotic effect on our culture? 'The Meaning of Puck' is a funny, acidic, irreverent, argumentative and often infuriating but always thought-provoking look into the fabric of a nation straining to keep old traditions alive and incorporate new national myths." Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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Book number: 25609
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.5 | £UK 11.5 | JP¥ 1629]
Catalogue: Sports
Keywords: Canada, Social Aspects, Todd Bertuzzi, Boston Bruins, Brian Burke, Cbc, Coach's Corner, Marc Crawford, Calgary Flames, Wayne Gretzky, Stephen Harper, New York Islanders, Toronto Maple Leafs, Stanley Cup, Ron Maclean, Don Cherry, Montreal Canadiens, 978155

 
DUDLEY, CHARLES M.
When We Ski.
Grossett & Dunlap, New York, 1937.. 107 pp, large 8vo (9 15/16" H), hard cover with pictorial boards - no dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings. Contents: Acknoledgements; List of Illustrations; Skiing and Its Vogue; Modern Ski Technique and Its Evolutio n; Lessons in the Sport of Skiing; The Selection of Proper Equipment; The Preparation, Care & Waxing of Skis; Ski Clothing and Accessories; Trail. A vintage beginner's guide. Faint cigarette odor, light browning to pages and on endpapers, p r e v i o u s owner's name/date on free front endpaper, light rubbing to boards, light browning - darker on spine, moderate edge wear, browning to edges of textblock, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small dint to fore-edge of boards. Goo d .
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Book number: 20302
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.5 | £UK 11.5 | JP¥ 1629]
Catalogue: Sports
Keywords: Skiing, Ski Technique, Techniques, Sport, Turns, Positions, Bindings, Poles, Boots, Equipment, Steel Edges, Waxes, Waxing, Climbing, Running, Clothing, Accessories, Cross Country, Downhill.

 
HALL, JOHN E. AND MCCULLOCH, R.O. INTRODUCTION BY G.G.S. LINDSEY. REMARKS BY MR. F.W. TERRY. (COLONEL WALLACE, V.H. STEELE, T.C. PATTESON, REV. T.D. PHILLIPPS, FREDERICK GALE.)
Sixty Years of Canadian Cricket.
Toronto, Bryant Printing and Publishing. 1895, First Edition. Hard Cover. 572 pp, 9" H. Green cloth with black lettering on spine, black lettering/decoration on front board. Errata slip tipped in at rear. 56 b&w plates, including frontispiece, showing individual players and teams. Contents: Preface; Introduction; Remarks; Early Canadian Cricket: 1834-1860; Parr's English Eleven in Canada; Canadian Cricket: 1860 to 1870; Canadian Cricket: 1870 to 1880; Reminiscences of Canadian Cricket, by Colonel Wallace; Cricket in Ottawa, by V.H. Steele; Canadian Cricket: 1880 to 1890; Canadian Cricket: 1890 to 1894; Reminiscences, by T.C. Patteson; International Matches from 1844 to 1894: United States v. Canada; Upper Canada College v. The Province of Ontario; Fitzgerald's Eleven in Canada, 1872; Halifax Tournament, 1874; The Australians in Canada, 1878; Hamilton in the United States, 1879; Daft's English Eleven in Canada, 1879; Gentlemen of Ireland in Canada, 1879; Early Cricket at Upper Canada College, by the Rev. T.D. Phillipps; Intercollegiate Matches: Trinity College School v. Upper Canada College; Canadian Cricket, with some sound advice to Canadian Cricketers, by Frederick Gale; Canadians in England, 1880; Tours of American Clubs in Canada, 1880; Chicago Club in Canada, 1881 and 1882; Winnipeg's Tour of 1882; Pittsburg in Canada; English Gentlemen in Canada in 1885; Tour of the West Indian Cricketers in Canada, 1886; Mr. E. J. Sanders' English Eleven in Canada, 1886; Tour of the Belmont Club, 1887; Canadian Gentlemen in England, 1887; Seabright, N.J. in Canada, 1888; Tour of the St. Paul's School Club in Canada, 1889; Tour of Manitoba and the Northwest, 1890; Rosedale (Toronto) in the United States, 1891; Tour of the Germantown Club in Canada, 1891; University Matches; Lord Hawke's English Eleven in Canada, 1891; Tour of the Phoenix Club of Chicago in Canada, 1892; Brooklyn Cricket Club in Canada, 1892; Halifax Tournament of 1892; Australia in Canada, 1892; Philadelphia's Tour in Canada, 1892; Interprovincials, East and West, I Zingari, etc. Ex-library copy with minimal library markings (number and label residue at bottom of spine, old label covered with newer white card on front pastedown, number and small date stamp on copyright page, label removal residue on free rear endpaper); one illustration page has damaged edges - small pieces missing and creases; book is cracked at several places but pages are holding; some light creasing on title page; light foxing at top of endpapers; book is slightly cocked; light to moderate edge wear; tiny ears at top/bottom of spine; slight corner bumps; edges of text block are darkened; light soiling on boards. Good-.
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EDWARDS, LIONEL.
The Wiles of the Fox.
London, Medici Society. 1932, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket. Ill.: Lionel Edwards. 50 pp, 10 1/8" H. Oatmeal cloth spine with brown lettering, red cloth boards with fox's head in brown & white in white diamond. Six colour illustrations on dark olive stock (one double page) and over 15 b&w illustrations (collated). "To admirers of Lionel Edwards's brilliant pictures of the hunting field it is hardly necessary to say that he has all his life been a hunting man. In this sketch-book he gives us the fruits of his experience of the devious and wily ways of the fox, and his rapid, effective pencil illustrates his text with a vividness which has the quality of genius in it." Inside rear hinge paper is torn making hinge weak but it is holding well, slight insect damage at bottom edge of free endpapers, crease at bottom corner of page leaf 31/32, small bump at bottom corner of boards - migrates into pages, tiny bump at top corner of front board, tiny light foxing marks on spine/hinge cloth, very small bump on fore-edge of rear board. Dust jacket has edge tears, chips, wrinkling and wear; spine has dark browning; insect damage on spine and hinges; light browning and soiling on panels; scattered light foxing marks on inside; protected in a mylar sleeve. Good/Poor.
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ENGEL, MATTHEW, EDITOR.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2005. 142nd Edition.
John Wisden, Alton, Hampshire, 2005.. 1744 pp, 6 1/2" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0947766898 B&w and colour illustrations. "Wisden 2005 covers every match of the astonishing sequence that took (England) from Jamaica to Johannesburg - and a dozen test victories - in just ten mo nths. Mike Selvey traces the new dawn of English cricket back to the midnight hours of abject failure. Former team analyst Malcolm Ashton tells the story from inside the camp. And for the first time in 45 yeras, all Five Cricketers of th e Y e a r a r e English. There are full reports of all the events of 2004: the world records for Brian Lara, Murali and Shane Warne, and the rows over chucking, Zimbabwe and Sky TV. Wisden gets down to the grassroots as well. Alan Lee explains ho w t he t im e le ss ritual of village cricket is now splitting in two. But this is also a global book. Wisden explains how the mighty confusion of Indian TV bankrolls the game. One great Australian, Richie Benaud, pays homage to another, Ke ith M ill er. W isd en re por ts on South Africans' lingering love affair with Hansie Cronje and, from Sri Lanka, how cricket rose to the challenge of the Indian Ocean tsumami. Wisden recalls its own greatest editor, Sydney Pardon, the man who said (i n 19 10) that the En glan d se lectors had 'touched the confines of lunacy'. Wisden has never minced words. See this year's Notes by the Editor. Oh, and there's The Burning Bunny, the brothel that caters soley for professional crickete rs, a n in tervi ew w ith c ricke t's most famou s Slovak goalkeeper, the ground where it hasn't rained for 15 years..and Wisden's first-ever pin-up." Minor soiling on edges of textblock, four tiny scuffs on spine, small bump at top corner of rea r cove r, mi nor wr inkle s on s pine. Dus t jac ket ha s minor edge wrinkling, light rubbing and soiling, slight fading on spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good.
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FILLMORE, STANLEY.
The Pleasure of the Game. The Story of the Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club: 1827-1977. Includes Reproduction Pamphlet "the Canadian Curler's Manual".
Toronto, Toronto Cricket, Skating, and Curling Club. 1977, First Edition. (ISBN: 0969071205) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 176 pp, 11 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. The first chapter is printed on a light green stock. A reproduction of the pamphlet, "The Canadian Curler's Manual; or An Account of Curling as practised in Canada: With Remarks on the History of the Game", by James Bicket, Toronto, 1840 - is included in a sleeve forming part of the rear flap of the dust jacket. "(Commemorates) the 150th anniversary of the Toronto Cricket, Skating, and Curling Club. The history brings out for the members of that club the names, dates, victories, and interesting anecdotes of the club from the earliest years. (The book also provides) a readable history of the development of cricket, curling, and skating (in Toronto) through those years." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one very small corner bump. 'The Canadian Curler's Manual' in rear flap pocket is in 'Fine' condition. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, very light edge wrinkling. Very Good/Very Good.
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FOX, WILLIAM SHERWOOD.
Silken Lines and Silver Hooks.
Cop Clark, Toronto, (1954), Ist ed.. 152 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. Dr. Fox has brought together reminiscences of his seventy years of fishing from the Great Lakes to Gaspe. Illus. by Clare Bice. Endpapers are starting to brown. Dust jacket is browning and becoming brittle . Large chip from top of rear panel. 1/4" loss of dj at top and bottom of spine and part of top edge of front panel. Tears at top edge and flap hinges. Two small holes in dj spine. Front panel has great illustrations. VG/Fair.
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Keywords: Fishing, Angling, Anglers, Fishermen, Tall Stories, Great Lakes, Gaspe, Clare Bice, Game Fish.

 
COSENTINO, FRANK AND LEYSHON, GLYNN.
Olympic Gold: Canada's Winners in the Summer Games.
Toronto, Holt, Rinehart and Winston. 1975, First Edition. (ISBN: 0039233308) Hard Cover. 147 pp, square (8 3/4" H x 8 3/4" D). Pictorial glazed boards (no dust jacket - as issued). B&w photographs. "(T)ells the stories of all of Canada's Gold Medallists since the first medal was won by the Winnipeg Shamrocks Lacrosse Club in 1904; stories of individual struggles, long lonely hours of practice with makeshift and borrowed equipment, agonizing self-sacrifice and incredible determin-ation, all centred towards one goal: To enter, alone and unsupported, the most demanding athletic competition in the world, and win." Minor rubbing on glossy boards. Very Good+.
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Keywords: Olympic Games, Olympics, Summer Games, Canadian Medallists, Winners, Medals, Winnipeg Shamrocks, Lacrosse, Etienne Desmarteau, George Seymour Lyon, Golf, Golfers, Galt Association Football Club, Soccer, Billy Sherring, Marathons, Bobby Kerr, Running, Runn

 
COLLINGWOOD, W.G. WITH CONTRIBUTIONS BY MARY L. ARMITT, DR. RICHARD C. LOWTHER, S.L. PETTY, BERNARD SMITH, REV. E.M. REYNOLDS, W.P. HASKETT-SMITH, P.C. CROSSLEY, OSCAR T. GNOSSPELIUS, A. SEVERN, A.W. RUMNEY.
The Lake Counties. With Special Articles on Birds, Butterflies and Moths, Flora, Geology, Fox-Hunting, Mountaineering, Yachting, Motor-Boating, Fishing, Shooting, and Cycling. Including a Full Gazetteer and Map.
London, Frederick Warne. 1932, Limited, Autographed Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket. Ill.: A. Reginald Smith, R.W.S. 368 pp, 10 7/8" H. Medium green cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine and front board, top edge gilt. "This Autographed Edition is limited to 350 copies. This Copy is No. 8" - Signed by W.G. Collingwood and A. Reginald Smith. 16 colour plates with tissues-guards bearing captions (collated), plus many b&w drawings throughout the text. Fold-out map at rear. Contents: Part I (by W.G. Collingwood). Their Scenery and Story: Kent and Lune; Windermere and Grasmere; Lake Lancashire; Eskdale and Wastwater; Ennerdale and Allendale; "Merry Carlisle" and the Border; Keswick and Thirlmere; From Helvellyn to Stainmoor. Part II. Natural History and Sport in the Lake District: The Birds, by Mary L. Armitt, revised by Arthur Astley; Butterflies and Moths, by Dr. Richard C. Lowther; The Flora, by S.L. Petty, revision and additions by Mary Thompson, Agnes Drury and A.G. Hayes; The Building of the Lake Districk, by Bernard Smith, Fox-Hunting on the Fells, by Rev. E.M. Reynolds, rev. by R.E. Porter; Mountaineering, by W.P. Haskett-Smith; Yachting on Windermere, by P.C. Crossley; Motor-Boating, by Oscar T. Gnosspelius; Fishing, by A. Severn; Shooting, by A. Ruskin Severn; Cycling, by A.W. Rumney. Part III. A Gazetteer of the Lake Counties; Index; Map. Previous owner's completed bookplate and a small store label on front pastedown, very light foxing on endpapers, small tear at bottom of frontispiece tissue guard archivally taped, soft crease at top corner of preliminary pages and also up to approx. page 6, slight separation between page gatherings at pages160/161 (pages still firmly held) and also some light browning from a laid-in piece of paper, wrinkling at bottom of spine, light edge wear/rubbing at corners and at bottom edge of boards, light foxing to fore-edge and bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, several tiny/small edge chips and small edge tears, faint rubbing on spine, one small and two tiny ink marks on rear panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. Very Good/Very Good-. Signed by Author and Illustrator.
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GANCI, DAVE.
Desert Hiking. Third Edition.
Wilderness Press, Berkeley, CA, 1996, 3rd edition, 2nd printing.. 168 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 0899971687 B&w photographs, drawings. "A complete guide to the hiking possibilities and beauties of the desert (in the southwestern United States), (this book) addresses the fears and the myths that surr ound the land of sun and sand. It discusses the special clothing and equipment hikers need for safety and comfort , and covers the critical need for water in desert hiking, with tips on where to find it. It also introduces you to the many c a c t i a n d the marvelous animals that creep, crawl, or soar over the arid wilderness." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor rubbing, small sticker removal mark on rear barcode. Very Good+.
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Keywords: Hiking, Hikes, Desert, Survival, Southwestern United States, Backpacking, Clothing, Equipment, Cooking, Water, Mountains, First Aid, Camping, Techniques, Planning, Weaver's Needle, Freemont Saddle, Peralta Campground, Snakes, National Wildlife Range

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