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TROUT STREAM AND FLY ROD: Fly Fishing around Canberra and the Monaro
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TROUT STREAM AND FLY ROD: Fly Fishing around Canberra and the Monaro

By Wicks, Graeme

Charnwood, ACT, Australia : Ginninderra Press, 1999. 175pp., frontispiece, and intext b/white sketch illustrations throughout by Patricia Wicks. Book clean. Spine firm, but canted. Illustrated (Patricia Wicks) card wrapper lightly edgeworn only. Textblock unmarked. What began as a "rough sort of journal of what I did" became a book by a very good journalist and a passionate fly-fisherman around Canberra and the Monaro , , , Contents include: Prelims., Preface, Introduction, The 'Entries'. Book weight approx. 240g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Softcover. Good +. Illus. by Patricia Wicks . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$25.48

A GUIDE TO DRIVING HORSES
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A GUIDE TO DRIVING HORSES

By Walrond, Sallie

London: Thomas Nelson, 1971. (v), + 136pp., unpaginated b/white halftone plate section. Intext line-drawn illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine, ditto gilt illustration over undamaged blue boards. Textblock edges flecked, else leaves unmarked. Colour-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn, with several closed tears. A stand-alone volume in Nelson's "Horsemaster" series, "this book has been written as a guide to the newcomer to driving. It endeavours to lead him through the various stages of training the horse, buying the vehicle and harness, and producing the finished article." (dustjacket flap). Contents include: Prelims., Acks., List of Illustrations, 10 chapters, Index. Book weight approx. 285g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

$12.74

TOTAL GRETZKY: The Magic, The Legend, The Numbers
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TOTAL GRETZKY: The Magic, The Legend, The Numbers

By Staff Writers - The Hockey News (Editor: Steve Dryden)

Toronto, Ontario, Canada: McClelland & Stewart, Inc., 1999. 175pp., colour and b/white photographic plates throughout. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over nominally bumped spine. Plain blue boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Photographic, colour-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn only. Based on 'The Hockey News' commemorative magazine 'The Great One', this book features the sporting career of the world's greatest ever ice hockey player, Canadian Wayne Gretzky (b. 26 January, 1961). Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, The Magic of No. 99. The Prodigy. Power and Glory. The Boys on The Bus. Unbeatable Foe. The Legacy. The Farewell. The Numbers. Index. Book weight approx. 865g. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. . First Thus, 1st Impression . Hardcover and Dustjacket. Near Fine/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$17.70

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

THE SCROGGIN EATERS: A History of Bushwalking in Victoria to 1989
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THE SCROGGIN EATERS: A History of Bushwalking in Victoria to 1989

By Wheeler, Graeme

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia: Federation of Victorian Walking Clubs (Vikwalk) Inc., in association with Pindari Publications, 1991. 275pp., intext b/white halftone plate illustrations (various sources), line-drawn maps and several facsimiles, throughout. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over firm, nominally bumped spine. Plain green boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Photographic, illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edgeworn and colour-faded on spine, else short closed tear and a small (3mm.) laminate bubble. From the front dustjacket flap: "This account of the evolution of bushwalking in Victoria is, of necessity, incomplete, but it does tell of the joy of discovery, the pleasure of club walking, of conservation issues essential to the outdoors' survival as a source of recreation. It describes in some detail the searches for individuals and groups who became lost. Drama, tragedy, failure and success of the Search and Rescue Section are recounted in absorbing narrative, as are the achievements of the most active people who worked for all walkers through the FVWC." (Federation of Victorian Walking Clubs). Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, Preface, Acks., 16 chapters. Appendices x 9. Index. Book weight approx. 645g. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$14.16

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

HOT AIR BALLOONS
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HOT AIR BALLOONS

By Spindler, Ailsa

New York: Todtri Book Publishers (Robert M. Tod), 1999. 80pp., illustrated throughout: colour and b/white halftone plates. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Photographic, colour-illustrated gloss boards have several minor blind indentations, else very good. Textblock unmarked. From the rear board: "This authoritative and fascinating book tells the complete story of hot air ballooning, from its eighteenth-century beginnings in France right up to the present day. It describes how balloons are made, what equipment is needed, the record breakers, the excitement of competition flying, the pleasures of leisure flying and what it takes to become a successful pilot.' Book weight approx. 730g. *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. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$11.32

FROM A VERITABLE WILDERNESS : The History of the Mornington Racing Club
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FROM A VERITABLE WILDERNESS : The History of the Mornington Racing Club

By Moran, Stephen

Mornington, Victoria, Australia: Mornington Racing Club n.d. (1988). 151pp., b/white illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Gilt title to front panel of undamaged black boards. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased only. "The club has its roots in the mid-19th century when meetings were held at Baxter's Flat - near Sage's Cottage. The first Mornington Racing Club meeting was held in 1899 at Baxter's Flat. The club's first meeting at the present site was in 1911. There was a major renaissance of the MRC - instigated by Sir Reginald Ansett - in 1947 . . . " Contents include: 7 chapters, Addendum (Mornington Cup Winners, Ansett Stakes Winners, M.R.C. Constitution, Membership Roll, Trainers List). Book weight approx. 385g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition.. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Near Fine/Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.49

A HISTORY OF INDIAN CRICKET
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A HISTORY OF INDIAN CRICKET

By Bose, Mihir

London: Andre Deutsch, 1990. xix, + 571pp., unpaginated, b/white halftone plate sections. Intext, line-drawn maps of India. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain green boards nominally shelfworn only. Textblock has a small fleck on foredge, else unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn and nipped, else good. This interesting book tells the history of the 'gentlemen's' game of cricket in India - a game that is almost a 'religion' on the sub-continent. Cricket was introduced to India by the expatriate British in the late eighteenth century . . . Contents include: Prelims., Foreword (Sunil Gavaskar), List of Illustrations, Author's Acks., Author's Preface, 25 chapters, Epilogue. Appendices (A-H). Index. Book weight approx. 1.15 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/Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$18.40

SNORKELLING IN THE RED SEA  (English Edition)
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SNORKELLING IN THE RED SEA (English Edition)

By Cangini, Claudio

Vercelli, Italy : White Star Publishers, 2004. 167pp., exquisite colour-plate illustrations throughout (photographic, art -Claudio Nazzaro, and maps). Book clean and square. Spine firm. Colour, photographically-illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped on foredge corners only. Textblock pristine. This diving/snorkelling guide "describes the most interesting snorkeling areas reachable from Sharm El-Sheikh, El-Gouna and Hurghada. Spectacular pictures illustrate the itineraries, each of which is accompanied by three-dimensional drawings that reproduce the configuration of the sea floor. The last part of the guide contains an in-depth catalog of typical Red Sea fish and invertebrates, photographed in their natural habitat. Finally, clear and precise biological charts describe the characteristics and behavior of the most imprtant species." (rear wrap blurb). Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, Sharm El-Sheikh, El Gouna, Hurghada. A Wonderful Undersea World. Book weight approx. 565g. . First English Edition, First Impression. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.16

AGING GOLF FOR RIGHT HANDERS (Signed Copy)
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AGING GOLF FOR RIGHT HANDERS (Signed Copy)

By Player, Ron

(Australia): (Author) No publication date (2011). 47pp. Booklet clean and square. Spine firm. Monochrome, illustrated card wrapper undamaged. Signed: 'Good luck, Ron Player' on title page, else textblock unmarked. Several small, intext text illustrations. "This book is really written for aging and experienced golfers by an aging and experienced golfer . . . (it) is a self-correction program to be used by 'mature' golfers who are searching for answers to how to get the best out of their aging body . . . " Contents include: Prelims., Preface, Introduction, The Challenge, Cardinal Factors (1-6), Chipping, Putting, Bunker Shots, Round Up, Refs., Appendix. Booklet weight approx. 95g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . Inscribed and Signed By Author. First Edition. Softcover Booklet. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.99

AGING GOLF FOR LEFT HANDERS
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AGING GOLF FOR LEFT HANDERS

By Player, Ron

(Australia): (Author) No publication date (c. 2010). Booklet clean and square. Spine firm. Monochrome, illustrated card wrapper undamaged. Textblock pristine. "This booklet is really written for aging and experienced golfers by an 'aging and experience golfer' . . . (it) is a self-correction program to be used by 'mature' golfers who are searching for answers to how to get the best out of their aging body . . . " Contents include: Prelims., Preface, Introduction, The Challenge, Cardinal Factors (1-6), Chipping, Putting, Bunker Shots, Round Up, References, Appendix. Book weight approx. 110g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Softcover Booklet. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.16

SELECTING, TRAINING AND RACING GREYHOUNDS
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SELECTING, TRAINING AND RACING GREYHOUNDS

By Burnell, Roy

Dingley, Victoria, Australia: Budget Books, 1984. 169pp., b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, lightly bumped on head and heel. Textblock unmarked. Photographic, colour-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn only. " . . . is a book for the seasoned greyhound owner and trainer as well as for the rank amateur who has just decided to buy his first dog . . . " Covering all aspects of puppies, care and feeding, preparation for racing, selection for racing, understanding greyhounds, and choosing the right stud dogs, contents include: Prelims., 23 chapters, Notes. 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.

$31.85

PLANET SURF: History and Culture / 50 Greatest Destinations
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PLANET SURF: History and Culture / 50 Greatest Destinations

By Smith, Ryan A.

Wingford, South Australia: Cameron House , 2009. 176pp., oblong (landscape) format. Colour-plate illustrations throughout. Book clean. Spine square and firm. Colour illustrated, flapped card wrapper minimally edgeworn only. Textblock unmarked. Including a history of the sport/lifestyle, this book features no less than 50 of the most desirable surfing destinations the world over . . . Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, Introduction, Feature, (Destinations in): North America, Central America/Caribbean, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, Oceania. More Great Surf Areas, Glossary, Bibliography, more. Book weight approx. 740g. . First Thus. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo [Oblong/Landscape format).

$12.74

THE FIELD AND STREAM FLY FISHING HANDBOOK
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THE FIELD AND STREAM FLY FISHING HANDBOOK

By Leonard M Wright Jr

New York: Lyons Press, 1999. xi, + 109pp. Intext, b/white sketch-art illustrations throughout by Richard Harrington. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper mildly bumped and splayed, with several blind indentations. Textblock unmarked - title page slightly wavy. This fly fishing handbook covers all the basic skills of fly fishing, including casting, insect identification and how to fish different types of water - from fast to slow, warm to cold. It also includes advice and tips on tackle selection, presenting a fly, and how to hook and fight fish . . . Contents include: Prelims., Preface, 10 chapters, Appendices x 7, Index. Book weight approx. 190g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. First Thus. Softcover. Very Good. Illus. by Richard Harrington. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.91

MOUNTAINCRAFT (Mountain Safety Manual 20)
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MOUNTAINCRAFT (Mountain Safety Manual 20)

By Main, Lindsay

Wellington, New Zealand: New Zealand Mountain Safety Council ix, + 216pp. No publication date (c. 1987). Intext, b/white illustrations throughout: halftone plates and line-drawings. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Colour, photographically-illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped on foredge corners, else undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Revised and expanded from the original 1980 edition. In this manual the author uses numerous diagrams to relieve the need for over-description. Covering all aspects of mountaineering, contents include: Prelims., Introduction, 13 chapters, Appendices, Glossary, Index. Book weight approx. 290g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. Revised. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.32

THE PROGRESS OF THE SEASONS. Forty Years of Baseball in Our Town
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THE PROGRESS OF THE SEASONS. Forty Years of Baseball in Our Town

By Higgins, George V.

New York: Prentice Hall Press, 1990. x, + 228pp., intext b/white halftone plate and small sketch illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper nominally bumped only. Textblock unmarked. The story of the Boston Red Sox baseball team, their home ground Fenway Park, and a generational family following. Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, 14 chapters, Acks., Index of Names and Associations. Book weight approx. 285g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. First Thus. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.74

50 DAY WALKS NEAR MELBOURNE (Revised Edition - The Age Special)
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50 DAY WALKS NEAR MELBOURNE (Revised Edition - The Age Special)

By Bardwell, Sandra

Richmond, Victoria, Australia: Anne O'Donovan, 1982. 167pp., b/white line-drawn maps and sketch-art illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, a soft reading crease there-on. Colour-illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped and edgeworn, else good. Leaves clean. The walks featured in this book offer a magnificent diversity of attractions - waterfalls, gorges, a natural ampitheatre, deserted beaches, lyrebirds, wildflowers, splendid views, and relics of gold mines and timber railways. Each walk is illustrated with a clear sketch map and full details of distance, access, facilities, etc. Contents include: Prelims., Locations, Introduction to Bushwalking, Walks, Classified Index. Note: Details of some of these walks may have changed since publication. Book weight approx. 195g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. Revised. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.49

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO SHORT BOARD SAILING
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THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO SHORT BOARD SAILING

By Evans, Jeremy

London: Unwin Hyman, 1987. 144pp., illustrated throughout: instructional colour-plates, with b/white and two-colour line-drawings. Book clean. Spine firm, minimally canted. Colour-illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped and edgeworn only. Textblock unmarked. A comprehensive guide to short board sailing in all its aspects - from sinkers to 295s and from watersports to aerial gybes . . . Contents include: Prelims., Foreword (Robby Naish), Short Board in Action, Custom Construction, Basic Technique, Advanced Technique, Wave Jumping, Big Wave Technique, Competition, Speedsailing, Repairs, Top Places, Glossary, Appendices, Index. Book weight approx. 455g. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$12.74

BASIC MOVEMENT: A New Approach to Gymnastics
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BASIC MOVEMENT: A New Approach to Gymnastics

By Randall, Marjorie

London: G. Bell & Sons, 1963. 105pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Textblock edges lightly flecked, else leaves unmarked. Line-drawn illustrations on several pages. Plain boards undamaged. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn, small puncture repair on spine, else sticker ghosts and discolouring. Primarily written for female students and teachers of Physical Education, but will also prove valuable to male gymnasts . . . Contents include: Prelims., Preface, 7 chapters, Conclusion, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 210g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. Second Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$12.74

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