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A CENTURY OF THE BEST: The Stories of Collingwood's Favourite Sons
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A CENTURY OF THE BEST: The Stories of Collingwood's Favourite Sons

By Roberts, Michael

Abbotsford, Victoria, Australia: Collingwood Football Club , 1991. xii, + 436pp., b/white halftone plate endpapers, plus intext colour and b/white halftone plates, with several caricature illustrations. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over minimally bumped spine. Plain black boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Colour-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly bumped and edgeworn only. Somewhat subjective, 'A Century of The Best' comprises biographies of 100 of Collingwood's favourite players who have represented the club over the hundred years of the club's existence. Manna for Collingwood fans, contents include: Prelims., Foreword, President's Message, Introduction, Acks., The Players (alphabetically by surname: Bruce Andrew to Bervin Woods). Sources. Book weight approx. 1.57 KG. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$18.40

THE MASTER: The Bob Hank Story  (Signed Copy)
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THE MASTER: The Bob Hank Story (Signed Copy)

By Kay, Brian

Norwood, South Australia: Peacock Publications, 2003. 200pp., intext, b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout. Book clean. Spine firm, but lightly creased and mildly canted. Colour-illustrated card wrapper slightly bumped and creased only. Inscribed and signed, "Best wishes, Brian Kay' on title page, else textblock umarked. This book tells the story of one of South Australia's greatest Australian Rules footballers - Robert William (Bob) Hank (1923-2012). Winner of the SANFL's highest award, the Magarey Medal, on two occasions, he was also inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame in 1999, and the state equivalent in 2002. This is the story of a great footballer . . . Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, Introduction, 12 chapters, Player Critiques, Teammates at Thebarton, My Coaches. Testimonial Letters. Author's Notes. Acks. Book weight approx. 395g. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Softcover. Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.16

S.A. GREATS: The History of the Magarey Medal
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S.A. GREATS: The History of the Magarey Medal

By Wood, John

Plympton, South Australia : John and Wendy Wood No publication date (1988). 261pp., plus (iii), intext, b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout (archival and other sources). Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over nominally bumped spine. Plain blue boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn only. "This book does not attempt to be a definitive biography of William Ashley Magarey, nor any of the sixty-four winners (of this prestigious award) who span the years 1898 to 1987. It does, however, throw a great deal of light upon many of these men and removes a number of oft-repeated errors . . . " Contents include: Prelims., 13 chapters, Index. Book weight approx. 1.1KG. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$19.82

FITZROY: Merging Into the Future. The History of the Fitzroy Football Club, Incorpating the Brisbane Bears And the Brisbane Lions
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FITZROY: Merging Into the Future. The History of the Fitzroy Football Club, Incorpating the Brisbane Bears And the Brisbane Lions

By Main, Jim

Victoria, Australia: BAS Publishing, 2007. xi, + 262pp., illustrated throughout: colour and monochrome halftone plates (many rare photographs that will make any Fitzroy fan sigh with nostalgia). Book clean and square. Spine firm, nominally bumped on head and heel. Montage-style, illustrated card wrapper minimally edgeworn, and has a short, oblique crease on upper foredge corner of rear cover. Textblock unmarked. This is the story of a proud Australian Rulles football club - Fitzroy - from its beginnings in 1883, through eight VFL premierships, numerous club champions, then to the merger with the Brisbane Bears, later the Brisbane Lions and a new era of success . . . Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, Foreword. Pride of The Lions. From the Author. Fitzroy Year by Year. Brisbane Lions. Club Song. Team of Our Century. Hall of Fame. Fitzroy Records. Ladies Auxiliary. Book weight approx. 1.27 KG. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$53.09

COMEBACK: The Fall and Rise of Geelong
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COMEBACK: The Fall and Rise of Geelong

By Button, James

Carlton, Victoria, Australia: Melbourne University Press, 2016. viii, + 336pp., unpaginated, b/white halftone plate illustrated section. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper mildly bumped and edgeworn only. Textblock unmarked. 'Comeback' tells the story of a great AFL football club - Geelong - and of some of the stellar names that have represented the club, and shows how the history of a town (Geelong) and the spirit of a place can be funnelled through the fortunes of a football club . . . Contents include: Prelims., Preface, Who's Who at the Geelong Football Club. 16 chapters, Acks., Index. Book weight approx. 495g. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.57

THE GRAND OLD FLAG: The History of the Melbourne Football Club
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THE GRAND OLD FLAG: The History of the Melbourne Football Club

By Carroll, Lynda

South Yarra, VIC, Australia: Hardie Grant Books, 1999. xi, + 260pp. Illustrated throughout: b/white and colour plates (various sources). Book clean and square. Spine firm, bumped head and heel. Plain blue boards very lightly bumped on upper foredge corner, else undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjaxcket mildly edgeworn and bumped, with several minor, blind indentations. The story of the Melbourne Football Club starts at the very beginning of Australian Rules Football. This book relates the history of a proud and successful club . . . Contents include: Prelims., Acks., Introduction, Prologue, 8 chapters, Epilogue, Chronology 1858-1998, Statistics, Player List 1897-1998, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 1.55 KG. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$38.93

PRIDE OF THE BAY: The Story of the Glenelg Football Club 1920-2003
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PRIDE OF THE BAY: The Story of the Glenelg Football Club 1920-2003

By Cornwall, Peter and Wood, John

Richmond, South Australia : Graphic Print Group, 2003. (iii), v, + 406pp. Intext b/white halftone plate illustrations (archival and other sources) throughout, plus several cartoon-style sketch-drawings. Book clean and square. Spine firm, lightly bumped. Plain black boards ditto on head. Textblock unmarked. Colour-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn only. First published in 1999, this second revised and updated edition published in 2003 is a thorough telling of the story of the Glenelg Football Club. It was a less than ideal start for Glenelg in the South Australian Football League, but by 1925, after four seasons, the club had won its first game. Success was to follow, but then came a long premiership drought before the recruiting of Neil Kerley in 1967, a coaching coup which changed the club's fortunes . . . Contents include: Prelims., Foreword by Graham Cornes, Tribute to John Wood (1944-1995), Author Bio., Acks., 21 chapters, Statistics, Bibliography. Book weight approx. 1.2 KG. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. . Second Edition, Revised . Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$46.01

HEART OF THE GAME: 45 Years of Football on Television
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HEART OF THE GAME: 45 Years of Football on Television

By [Edited by] Roberts, Michael

South Yarra, VIC, Australia: Hardie Grant in Association with Seven Network, 2001. v., + 138pp, pattern-print endpapers. Intext illustations throughout: colour plates, b/white halftone plates and facsimiles. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Plain green boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn only. From the jacket flap: " 'Heart of the Game' celebrates the first 45 years of football on television - from the trial telecasts in 1956 and the very early days of live broadcasts of final quarters, through the explosion of footy shows in the 1960s and colour TV in the 1970s to the national competition we see today . . . " Contents include: Prelims., Introduction (Garrie Hutchinson), 11 chapters. Book weight approx. 900g. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote.. First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$14.16

THE MAGPIE YEARS '95 : The Continuing Story of the Collingwood Football Club  (Volume 3)
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THE MAGPIE YEARS '95 : The Continuing Story of the Collingwood Football Club (Volume 3)

By Hansen, Brian

Mount Waverley, Victoria, Australia: Brian Hansen Publications, 1995. 208pp., 16 page colour photographically-illustrated section, plus b/white photographic illustrations throughout (Ken Rainsbury). Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated (team photo to rear cover)card wrapper has a small pressure mark to rear panel. An intended annual publication, 'The Magpie Years' was first published in 1993 to complement 'The Centenary History of the Collingwood Football Club', 1992. Numerous contents, including The Year, Match-by-Match. Book weight approx. 600g. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$14.16

ALL BETS ARE OFF
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ALL BETS ARE OFF

By Schwarz, David, with McNicol, Adam

Prahran, Victoria, Australia: Hardie-Grant Books, 2010. 254pp., unpaginated colour and b/white halftone plate sections. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Plain, mushroom-coloured boards undamaged. Textblock pristine. Colour, photographic-portrait illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket trivially edgeworn only. The moving story of David Schwarz, one of Melbourne Football Club's best players in the modern era. Off the field, he faced many challenges, from his father's murder in his presence as an eight-year-old, to a chronic gambling issue . . . to his credit, he has risen above all his 'demons' and with a frank honesty shares his story . . . Contents include: Prelims., 16 chapters, Acks. Book weight approx. 540g. . First Edition, 1st Impression. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Near Fine/Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$21.23

BULLDOG : 2015 Season Guide
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BULLDOG : 2015 Season Guide

By Editor/Writer: Denis Bicer, et al

Footscray, Victoria, Australia: Western Bulldogs (Footscray Football Club), 2015. 66pp., colour-plate illustrations throughout (player profiles and advertisements). Book clean and square. Spine firm. Photographic, colour-portrait (Robert Murphy, team captain) card wrapper minimally splayed only. Textblock unmarked. A club production, primarily featuring contemporary player profiles, but also containing additional club highlights . . . Book weight approx. 190g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.74

THE CENTURIONS : The History of Australian Rules Goal Kickers 1897 - 1997
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THE CENTURIONS : The History of Australian Rules Goal Kickers 1897 - 1997

By Hansen, Brian

Australia: Brian Hansen Nominees, 1997. xii, + 340pp., b/white photographic illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper very good+. From the rear panel: "This publication tells the story of the great goal achievers of Australian Rules - from Essendon's Charlie 'Commotion' Pearson who gave us the first high mark - the first screamer, through the hundred years of League champions: Albert Thurgood, Lee, Coventry, Mohr, Vallence, Pratt, Todd, Titus, Fanning, Coleman, Peck, Wade, Hudson, McKenna, Jesaulenko, Roach, Ablett, Dunstall, Lockett, Kernahan, Modra, Rocca, Richardson, etc., etc. It is the first definitive study of goal kicking and the men who became the most controversial and colourful personalities in the game." Book weight approx. 622g. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.74

JIM STYNES : My Journey
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JIM STYNES : My Journey

By Stynes, Jim with Green, Warwick

Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Michael Joseph/Penguin, 2012. x, + 341pp., plus 32 page, mostly colour, photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm, white title there-on. Illustrated boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased only. From the jacket flap: "Unflinching in its honesty, 'My Journey' is the extraordinary memoir of Jim Stynes: Irishman, footballer, Brownlow Medallist, Reach co-founder and former president of Melbourne Football Club whose very public battle with cancer touched the lives of everyone who knew him." Contents include: A Note from The Writer, 17 chapters, Postscript, Afterword by Sam Stynes, Picture credits, Acks. Book weight approx. 660g. . First Edition, 2nd Impression. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.99

THE OFFICIAL COLLINGWOOD ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA : Featuring the Champions of the Collingwood Hall of Fame and the Team of the Century
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THE OFFICIAL COLLINGWOOD ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA : Featuring the Champions of the Collingwood Hall of Fame and the Team of the Century

By Roberts, Michael, and McFarlane, Glenn

Docklands, VIC, Australia: Geoff Slattery Publishing, 2004. 208pp., colour and b/white illustrations throughout. Black and white montage illustrated endpapers. Book clean, square. Spine firm, white title there-on. White title to front panel of undamaged black boards. Leaves clean. Montage illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly surface indented only. Featuring the champions of the Collingwood Hall of Fame and the Team of The Century, and almost 300 photographs, 'The Official Collingwood Illustrated Encyclopedia' explains the club, blemishes and all. Contents include: Foreword, Introduction, Through the Decades, Magpie Icons, The Greats of Collingwood, The Premierships, The Headliners, The Family Club, Fans for Life, For the Record, Extended Contents. Book weight approx. 1.14 KG. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote.. First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$24.77

A SHAW THING
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A SHAW THING

By Shaw, Tony, with Timms, Daryl

Victoria, Australia: Tony Shaw and Daryl Timms, 1990. 128pp., b/white photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper softly creased. From the front cover: "After 32 years of heartbreak, the premiership cup returned to Victoria Park. Tony Shaw led the magpies on their march to glory. This is his story. A story of how dedication and determination made the 1990 flag . . . " Forewords by John Bertrand and Lou Richards. Includes the A - Z of Senior Players. Book weight approx. 340g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.32

THE METHOD  (Signed Copy)
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THE METHOD (Signed Copy)

By Famechon, John with Quill, Frank

Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Data Marketing, 1997. x, + 195pp., intext illustrations throughout: candid and action (in part instructional) b/white halftone plates. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Signed and dated ('99) by Johnny Famechon on title page, tiny, faint spot to same, else leaves clean. Portrait-illustrated card wrapper has a corresponding tiny spot to inside front cover. Part biography, part tribute to mentor Ambrose Palmer, and part instructional in the pugilistic art, this scarce title contains over 200 historic photographs, many being action shots of WBC world featherweight champion John Famechon (born Jean Pierre Famechon, Paris, France, 28 March, 1945). A terrific book for all who remember this great champion . . . Book weight approx. 680g.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$46.01

DRAWN FABRIC EMBROIDERY
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DRAWN FABRIC EMBROIDERY

By Wark, Edna

London: B.T. Batsford Limited, 1987. 136pp., four colour illustrations, plus b/white illustrations and diagrams. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper very good+. A stand-alone volume in the Batsford Embroidery Paperbacks series. From the rear panel: "Drawn fabric embroidery, sometimes called pulled work, involves pulling the threads of the background fabric to displace them and produce a pattern. Edna Wark's book looks first at the history of the techniques of drawn fabric before going on to assess its applications for modern work. The subjects covered include: design; stitches; technique and planning embroideries; drawn fabric work on dress; making small items; working panels; and finishing articles . . . " Book weight approx. 420g. . First Paperback Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.32

QUEEN OF THE FLOWERS
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QUEEN OF THE FLOWERS

By Greenwood, Kerry

Crows Nest, N.S.W., Australia: Allen and Unwin, 2004. 279pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated (Beth Norling) card wrapper negligibly edgeworn only. From the rear panel: "It's 1928 and St Kilda's streets hang with fairy lights. Magic shows, marionettes, tea dances, tango competitions, lifesaving demonstrations, lantern shows, and picnics on the beach are all part of the flower parade. And who else should be chosen as Queen of the Flowers but the gorgeous, charming and terribly fashionable Hon. Phryne Fisher . . . her problems: a missing daughter, the return of an old lover, and a young woman found drowned at the beach at Elwood." Book weight approx. 285g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition, First Impression. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.32

CAPTAIN BLOOD'S WILD MEN OF FOOTBALL. Volume 1
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CAPTAIN BLOOD'S WILD MEN OF FOOTBALL. Volume 1

By Dyer, Jack and Hansen, Brian

Cheltenham, Victoria, Australia: Brian Edward Hansen, 1995. xi, + 307pp., b/white photographic illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper minimally indented, small sticker ghost to front panel. From the rear cover: They were the tough men. The men who never took a backward step. The Wild Men of Football. In 150 years of the game, these rugged, rough and ready players have made their mark - and some infamous reputations." This Volume 1 includes: Dermott 'The Kid' Brereton, Mark 'Jacko' Jackson, 'Lethal' Leigh Matthews, 'Big Bad' Mal Brown, 'Mad Dog' Robert Muir, Darren 'Pants' Millane and 'Captain Blood' Jack Dyer. Book weight approx. 590g. . Reprint. Softcover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$11.32

GRAND FINAL CHAMPIONS
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GRAND FINAL CHAMPIONS

By Wilks, Miles

Seaford, VIC, Australia: BAS Publishing, 2008. 230pp., b/white and colour photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has a tiny corner crease to lower front panel. From the rear panel: "Interviews with thirty grand final champions were undertaken for this book. Letters to the players from fans, club presidents and coaches are included, as it provides a more intimate understanding of the players' careers. Those who feature in this book include Kevin Bartlett, Wayne Harmes, Rodney Eade, Robert Dipierdomenico, Justin Blumfield and Jason Akermanis amongst other champions of the game." Includes Bibliography. Book weight approx. 560g. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.57

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