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A Brush with Sport

By Griffiths, Edward

Brait, South Africa, 1999. Limited. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Ryall, Richie. Signed. 136 pages (complete). Numbered 638 of a limited edition of 1300 copies of paintings and text of South African sport and sportspeople. Signed by Richie Ryall on the certification/ title page. Full leather. Stamped gilt titling. A smart copy. The boards have very occasional, shallow knocks to the top edges. The corners are very lightly pushed by shelving. There is also very, very mild scuffing. The contents are most pleasing. They are bright, fresh, very clean and clear, generous, energetic, convivial, assured. fk

$98.00

Africa's First Olympians: The story of the Olympic Movement in South Africa, 1907-1987
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Africa's First Olympians: The story of the Olympic Movement in South Africa, 1907-1987

By Opperman, Rudolf W. J ; Laubscher, Lappe

SANOC / SANOK, Johannesburg, 1987. Limited. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fair. 68 pages (complete). Unnumbered copy of a limited edition of 500 copies. A neat copy. The dustjacket has some shelving wear, scuffing, shelving marks. It is secure and sure. The deluxe boards are handsome, sturdy, sound. The contents are pleasing. They are fresh-faced, convivial, keen, very clean and clear, comfortable. fk

$100.00

Springbok Olympians : A Story of South Africa's Olympic Successes
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Springbok Olympians : A Story of South Africa's Olympic Successes

By Rostron, Frank W

South African Olympic and British Empire Games Association , 1933. First Edition. Softcover. Good/No Jacket. 94 pages (complete). A placid copy. Of interest is that the book has a stamp on the front cover, and a handwritten owner notation on the inside front cover showing previous ownership by David Carstens (by Carstens?). Carstens won the Light-heavyweight Boxing at the 1932 Los Angeles Games (photograph on page 58). The card cover is much worn, marked, stained all about. The spine has much wear. However, the covers and the spine are sure and secure. The contents have evidence of contented use throughout. Page 71 has a short closed tear. The pages have some very shallow and mild handling marks. They are also overwhelmingly clean, clear, comfortable, sure, assiduous, proud, pleasing. fk

$100.00

Wits Sport : An Illustrated History of Sport at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
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Wits Sport : An Illustrated History of Sport at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

By Winch, Jonty

Windsor Publishers, Emmarentia, 1989. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Good. Forsyth, Bella . Signed. 320 pages (complete). Signed by Jonty Winch on the frontispage. Also a letter to a contributor and signed by Winch. A most pleasing copy. The dustjacket is fresh, healthy, bright. The boards are handsome, secure and very sure. The contents are in most agreeable condition. They are tight, very clean and clear, assiduous, hale, companionable and keen. fk

$110.00

Suid-Afrika se Deelname aan die Britse Ryks- en Statebondspele: 1930-1958 - Voorgele ter vervulling van 'n deel van die vereistes van die graad Magister Artium (Liggaamlike Opvoedkunde) in die Fakulteit Lettere en Wysbegeerte aan die Potchefstroomse Universiteit vir Christelike Hoer Onderwys
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Suid-Afrika se Deelname aan die Britse Ryks- en Statebondspele: 1930-1958 - Voorgele ter vervulling van 'n deel van die vereistes van die graad Magister Artium (Liggaamlike Opvoedkunde) in die Fakulteit Lettere en Wysbegeerte aan die Potchefstroomse Universiteit vir Christelike Hoer Onderwys

By van der Merwe, Floris Johannes Gerhardus

The Author, Potchefstroom, 1976. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Signed. 578 pages (complete). Thesis. In Afrikaans throughout. Inscribed by van der Merwe on the frontispage as "Floris". A sure, sound copy. The boards have some wear, scuffing. They are sturdy, steady. The spine is a little worn and scuffed. The contents have foxing fore and aft. Otherwise, they are clean, clear, keen, diligent, confident, certain. fk

$60.00

Having a Ball
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Having a Ball

By Cowley, Gavin

S A Sporting Publications, Port Elizabeth, 1983. First Edition. Softcover. Good/No Jacket. Signed. 108 pages (complete). Signed by Cowley on the frontispage. A mild copy that has at some stage been subjected to damp storage conditions. The consequences are light: the top edges have wrinkling. A 'celebration' of ball sports played by South Africans. The covers are bright, a little worn about the edges and seams. They are comfortable. The contents have some foxing fore and aft. Despite the damp consequences, the contents are clean, clear, certain, tight, fit. fk

$40.00

South African Sports : Cricket, Football, Athletics, Cycling, Tennis, Racing, Polo, Golf, Gymnastics, Boxing, Shooting, &c. : An Official Handbook with Portraits of Leading Athletes and Officials
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South African Sports : Cricket, Football, Athletics, Cycling, Tennis, Racing, Polo, Golf, Gymnastics, Boxing, Shooting, &c. : An Official Handbook with Portraits of Leading Athletes and Officials

By Parker, G A

Sampson Low, Marston, and Company, London, 1897. Hardcover. Fair/No Jacket. 234 pages (complete). A hardy, much owned copy. The boards are bold ; they are worn and marked all about. They are steady and congenial. The contents are aged. They still retain a patina of heartiness. The early pages were repaired at some stage with scotch tape. There are rushes of foxing here and there; there is wear from usage and age; they are still keen, clean(ish), clear, very certain. fk

$36.00

The Allied Book of SA Sport & Sports Records - number 1 - 1986/87 Season
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The Allied Book of SA Sport & Sports Records - number 1 - 1986/87 Season

By FitzGerald,, Jan (Ed)

Sasbor cc, South Africa, 1987. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Signed. 302 pages (complete). Signed by GRAEME POLLOCK, who was Guest of Honour for this edition, on the frontispage. A healthy copy. The boards are smart, tidy. There is some very light corner and edge wear from shelving. The contents are diligent, fresh-faced, keen, clean, clear, confident, certain. Please note that due to the weight of the book, should the book need be posted outside of South Africa, extra postal charges may be required. fk

$40.00

The 7th All Africa Games Commemorative Book - Greater Johannesburg, 10-19 September 1999
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The 7th All Africa Games Commemorative Book - Greater Johannesburg, 10-19 September 1999

By Hesp, Deena ; Finch, Michael

Hardeen Publishers, South Africa , 1999. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Good. 87 pages (complete). A healthy copy. The dustjacket is smart, tidy. The boards are hale, sound. The contents of this pre-Games Commemorative Book are bright, fresh, clean, clear, confidently illustrated, energetically produced. fk

$40.00

Talking Balls : A Collection of Light-Hearted Writings About Sport
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Talking Balls : A Collection of Light-Hearted Writings About Sport

By Bishop, John ; Dickson, Tiki

Zebra Press, Cape Town, 2009. First Edition. Softcover. Good/No Jacket. Signed. 229 pages (complete). Signed by both John Bishop and Tiki Dickson. Dickson has also inscribed the frontispage. A comfortable copy. Included: two press-cuttings related to the book. The covers have wear about the edges from handling and use. There is scuffing. Otherwise, the covers are hale and sure. The contents have very mild evidence of happy use throughout. The pages though, are clean, clear, amiable, congenial, certain, generous. fk

$30.00

Sports and Sportsmen - South Africa
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Sports and Sportsmen - South Africa

By Kohler, C W H ; Robertson, Allan ; Melck, Captain G H ; Allsop, G A ; Byl, Lieut.-Colonel V A Van der ; Bisset, Murray ; Taylor, H W ; Beattie, Sir J Carruthers ; MIllar, W A ; Devenish, G St L ; Scholtz, Hugo ; Schreiner, W F R ; Apperley, W F R ; Apperl

The Cape Times, 1929. Limited. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 526 pages (complete). Hand numbered 227 of a limited edition of 500 copies. Folio sized. A heavy, most handsome copy. Fully bound in leather. Gilt titling, bordering and edging. The gilt is benign and very lightly worn. The spine has five ridges. Titling and decoration are worn. The leather is also much worn. The spine is fit and healthy. The boards have storage / shelving wear about. Nonetheless, they are dignified and pleasing. Within, the tissue separators are in immaculate condition. Marbled end papers with gilt edge decoration that are in elegant, most pleasing condition. The gilt edging is a little worn but is otherwise gratifyingly smart. The contents have some amiable evidence of usage with occasional handling marks and wear, but in general and by far, the pages are wonderfully neat and tidy and amenable. The pages are clean, clear, confident, generous to a fault, clubbable, enjoyable. fk

$580.00

Having a Ball
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Having a Ball

By Cowley, Gavin

S A Sporting Publications, Port Elizabeth, 1983. First Edition. Softcover. Good/No Jacket. Signed. 108 pages (complete). Signed by Cowley on the frontispage. A benign copy. The covers are scuffed, worn, amiable. They are secure and sure. Within, the contents have evidence of use throughout. The pages though, are clean, clear, energetically-compiled, confident, companionable. fk

$48.00

Wits Sport : An Illustrated History of Sport at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
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Wits Sport : An Illustrated History of Sport at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

By Winch, Jonty

Windsor Publishers, Emmarentia, 1989. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. Forsyth, Bella (pastel portraits by). 320 pages (complete). An attractive copy. The dustjacket has wear about all edges and corners. It is however, healthy and secure. The boards are very smart. The gold titling is fresh. The contents are most congenial. They are clean, clear, energetic, confident, diligent, generous. fk

$65.00