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Horse and Carriage: The Pageant of Hyde Park
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Horse and Carriage: The Pageant of Hyde Park

By J. N. P. Watson

London: The Sportsman's Press, 1990. 1990 Edition. FINE in FINE price intact dust jacket. A fresh, unmarked, unblemished hardcover and dust jacket. Illustrated with 10 color plates and with black & white artwork and photographs throughout the text. Illustrated endpapers. A fascinating history of London's great park and its celebrated bridleway, Rotten Row. Foreword by HRH Prince Michael of Kent. Bibliography and Index included. 7-1/2 x 10". 96 pages. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

$13.30

Making Model Ships
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Making Model Ships

By Abbey, Staton; Carter, Alan N.; Warring, R.H.; Craine, Lt. Commander J. H

London: Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, 1957. 1957 First Edition. NEAR FINE in VERY GOOD dust jacket. Pages clean and supple; the only marking to book is a rubber stamped identification on title page of the American distributor of the book. Bound in orange red hardcover, title stamped in black on spine. Cover lightly edge rubbed, otherwise fine. Binding and hinges firm, intact and straight. Jacket is clean; front flap price clipped, edges lightly worn with a few small creases and short closed tears and there is some scuffing to the rear panel near outer edge. Four authors have contributed practical advice and easy-to-follow instructions for the novice modeler, from tools and equipment to hull construction, construction and design of speedboats, period ships, sail boats. racing models, twin-float hulls and other sea craft. Clear line illustrations and diagrams throughout plus 8 black & white photographic plates. 7-1/4 x 9-7/8". 80 pages plus photos. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.

$15.68

America's Cup Defenders
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America's Cup Defenders

By Dunlap, G.D

New York: American Heritage Press, 1970. 1970 First Edition, printing unstated. NEAR FINE in NEAR FINE price-intact dust jacket. A crisp, clean, totally unmarked copy. Faint toning to page edges, pages otherwise fine; tightly bound in light beige cloth hardcover with title stamped in black on spine, decorative insignia blind-stamped on front. Cover is fresh and unworn. Binding and hinges firm, intact and straight. Unclipped color illustrated jacket is bright and clean, no tears, chips or creases. Beautifully illustrated by the renowned marine painter, Melbourne Smith who has rendered the first Cup winner ("America" in 1851) and twenty defenders, from the centerboard schooner "Magic "in 1870 to the twentieth defender, the twelve-meter "Intrepid" of 1967. Accompanying each print is a brief description of both the defender and challenger, with comments on their performances, personalities involved, the rules in effect, mistakes of owners and crew, and the moments of glorious victory. Text also focuses briefly on some of the most notable owners and designers, including Edward Burgess, Nat Herreshoff and Olin Stephens. 13 x 14-1/8". 92 pages. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Smith, Melbourne.

$47.50

Reynolds, Raschi and Lopat: New York's Big Three and Yankee Dynasty of 1949-1953
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Reynolds, Raschi and Lopat: New York's Big Three and Yankee Dynasty of 1949-1953

By Gittleman, Sol

Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2007. NEAR FINE 2007 paperback edition. A fresh, totally unmarked and tightly bound copy. Pages crisp and clean. Color pictorial paper cover has very light shelf rub but otherwise near fine - no scuffs, chips, tears or creases. Binding tight, no cracks, no creasing to cover spine. The biographies of three veteran Yankee pitchers who "spoke to America when baseball was just beginning to confront issues of race and ethnicity." 6 x 9"; [viii] + 230 pages, including index. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$28.50

An Encyclopaedia of Rural Sports, or Complete Account (Historical, Practical, and Descriptive) of Hunting, Shooting, Fishing, Racing, Etc
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An Encyclopaedia of Rural Sports, or Complete Account (Historical, Practical, and Descriptive) of Hunting, Shooting, Fishing, Racing, Etc

By Blaine, Delabere P

London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, 1858. 1858 Third Edition. VERY GOOD. A clean, unmarked copy. Internally Near Fine, cover detached. Pages are fresh, bright, and supple.. All page edges brightly gilt. Deluxe binding of light brown polished calf with elaborate gilt tooling along spine and gilt decoration to boards, board edges and turns. Spine has 5 raised bands and is gilt titled on a black leather label within one panel. Marbled endpapers. Front cover is a bit dulled, lightly scuffed and edgeworn; rear board has 3 gouges to the leather and light scuffing. Both hinges have broken and the cover has sprung from the book. The front board has detached along the front hinge and the front free endpaper has also separated despite clear tape long ago applied along the endpaper gutter. The book block, 3 inches thick, remains firm and intact. Blaine covers field sports in Britain as well as around the world, including Africa and Asia. The numerous forms, practices, and equipage of horse racing, hunting, hawking, coursing, shooting, fishing - and last and least, cock fighting, are thoroughly discussed. Blaine was a noted veterinarian and he includes information on the natural history of prey animals as well as the care of animals used in sporting. The book is generously illustrated with more than 600 wood engravings, a few as full-page plates, from drawings by Leech, Alken, T. Landseer, Dickes and others. With some restoration to the binding this will be an exceptional copy of a scarce title. 5-3/4 x 8-7/8". xiii + 1246 pages, including index.. Third Edition, Revised and Corrected. Leather. Very Good+/Not Issued. Thick 8vo.

$90.25

Best Dive Sites of the World
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Best Dive Sites of the World

By Amsler, Kurt et al; Trainito, Egido (Editor)

New York: Abbeville Press, 2000. 2000 First Edition (stated), First Printing with full number line. FINE in VERY GOOD dust jacket. A clean, totally unmarked and firmly bound copy. Pages and color printed map endpapers are crisp and pristine. Blue hardcover, gilt-stamped titles on front and spine, is fresh, unworn. Colorful jacket is clean and complete, lightly shelf worn, edges rubbed with short closed tear and shallow crease at top of front panel. Jacket is in a new archival protector. Detailed information for dozens of 50 fascinating dive sites, richly illustrated with color photographs and maps (including underwater maps). 10-3/4 x 12". 300 pages. A heavy volume (nearly 6 lbs. or 2.7 kilos) will require additional postage for Priority or International mailing. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. 4to.

$33.25

Track and Field
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Track and Field

By Owens, Jesse

New York: Atheneum, 1976. 1976 Stated First Edition. FINE in NEAR FINE price intact dust jacket. A fresh, totally unmarked and tightly bound copy. Pages crisp and fine. Pumpkin colored hardcover is clean and sharp - no rubbing or bumping. Binding and hinges firm, intact and straight. Unclipped color illustrated jacket is lightly edge rubbed; one shallow inch long chip from the top edge of the rear panel, near spine. Jacket is in a clear archival protector. Edited by O'Connor. The incomparable 1936 Olympic Champion, Jesse Owens, share techniques for success, from conditioning and warming up to strategies in track and field events, including races, hurdles, jumps, pole vaults, weight events and more. Well illustrated with black and white photos. Edited by Dick O'Connor. 5-1/2 x 8-1/4"; 120 text pages. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

$38.00

The Old Chatham Hunt

By N/A

Old Chatham, NY: 1994, 1994. 1994. NEAR FINE soft cover, 5-1/2 x 8-1/2", 80 pages. Staple bound in gray paper wrapper, titled and illustrated in light grays and blue gray. A crisp, clean, totally unmarked and firmly bound copy. No soiling, tears or creases to pages or cover. A "Biography Book" published to commemorate the 64th Anniversary of The Old Chatham Hunt Club of Old Chatham, NY. A profile of how the club originated, how it survived despite local land development, and what it is (in 1994). Includes list of officers, land owners, Masters of Foxhounds and Masters of Beagles (with current staff), proper dress in the field, and hunting terms. Also features a centerfold map of Old Chatham hunt country and several essays (Foxhunting: Riding to the Hounds; Etiquette for the Foxhunter; Old Chatham Hunt Foot Beagling; The Beagle; Foot Beagling; Etiquette for the Beagler, Dress for the Beagler. ) Plenty of local advertisers contributed. A book that will interest to Columbia County historians as well as hunt enthusiasts. . Wrapper. Near Fine. 8vo.

$46.55

The Sporting Review. July 1845. By Command, Under the Especial Patronage of H.R.H. Prince Albert
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The Sporting Review. July 1845. By Command, Under the Especial Patronage of H.R.H. Prince Albert

By Craven (Carleton, John William)

London: The Sporting Review, 1845. Six original issues of 'The Sporting Review,' July 1845 - December 1845. Hardcover of half-leather (brown morocco spine and corners with dark brown moiré-patterned cloth over boards); gilt titling and decoration to spine. Marbled endpapers. A VERY GOOD copy, clean and unmarked; pages fresh and crisp with very occasional light foxing - primarily to margins of plates. Cover is clean though shelf-worn with moderate rubbing to spine leather, corners worn to board. Binding and hinges intact, firm and straight. Complete with 12 engravings (2 per issue) plus tissue-protected engraved title page (illustration of sail boats drawn and engraved by Beckwith). Includes engravings of 'Merry Monarch,' winner of the 1845 Derby Stakes at Epsom (this plate has some foxing in image area), and of the Irish thoroughbred, 'The Baron.' Also included in this volume is "The Turf Register 1845" (136 pages) and a 4-page Index to the Fourteenth Volume. 6 x 9-1/4"; 420 text pages, plus Turf Register, Index and plates.. Half-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo.

$118.75

1960 United States Olympic Book. Winter and Summer Games
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1960 United States Olympic Book. Winter and Summer Games

By Lenz, Arthur G.; Bushnell, Asa S. (Editors)

New York: United States Olympic Association , Inc., 1961. 1961 Edition. VERY GOOD in VERY GOOD dust jacket. A clean, tight, totally unmarked in hardcover of gold paper over boards, white and back titling and design on front and spine. Color printed endpapers. Light foxing to top page edges, pages otherwise fresh, no tears, creases or chips. Cover is fresh and sharp, spine ends lightly rubbed with some white showing. Color illustrated jacket is overall clean; lightly shelf worn, small chips and creases to edges, small stain near middle of spine. Binding and hinges tight and straight. Committee listings, articles, complete official summaries of events, and many black and white photos covering the 1960 Olympics - the XVII Olympiad in Rome, Italy; the VIII Winter Games in Squaw Valley, California - as well as the 1959 III Pan American Games in Chicago. 8-1/2 x 12"; 408 pages. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 4to.

$32.30

Wentworth: A Host of Happy Memories

By HRH the Duke of Edinburgh (Foreword); Bernerd, Elliott (Intro)

U.K.: Wentworth Club Limited, 1993. FINE in NEAR FINE dust jacket. A crisp, clean, totally unmarked and firmly bound copy. Bound in dark green cloth hardcover, gilt titled on spine. Short closed tear to jacket at top of rear flap fold, else fine. A thorough and fascinating history of Britain's prestigious private golf club generously illustrated with photos (both B&W and color). The book includes descriptions of the courses, a chapter on the professionals who served at Wentworth, and also chapters on the Ryder Cup, the Curtis Cup and the Canada Cup and in the then new owner, Elliott Bernerd. 7 x 10-1/2"; 168 pages. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 4to.

$28.50

Scarsdale Golf Club: The First Hundred Years, 1898-1998

By Quirin, William L

Virginia Beach, VA: Donning Company Publishers, 1998. FINE in NEAR FINE dust jacket. A clean, unmarked and firmly bound copy in forest green leatherette hardcover with gilt titling on front and spine. Black and white photographic endpapers. Pages and cover fine. Color pictorial jacket is slightly shelf-rubbed but clean and bright - no tears, chips or creases. Jacket is in a clear archival protector. Binding and hinges firm, intact and straight. A well-researched and entertaining history of the beautiful golf course located in Hartsdale in Westchester County, New York, profusely illustrated with black and white photos plus 8 pages of color photos. The Appendices include listings of Club Presidents; Men's, Women's and Senior Golf Champions; Tennis, Paddle Tennis and Bowling Champions. 8-1/2 x 11"; 168 pages. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 4to.

$156.75

Unit Organizations of World War II. Tables of Organization and Equpment (T.O.E.)

By Myers, D. (Editor)

Sheboygan, WI: Z & M Enterprises, 1975 VERY GOOD+. A clean, unmarked and firmly bound copy. Page fine. Staple bound into green wrapper, titled in black. Wrapper slightly toned at edges, short bends at bottom corners.Tables of Organization & Equipment (TO&E) for several basic ground combat units, division to platoon size, found in armies that directly participated in World War II - American, British, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish and Soviet units. A great resource for wargamers! 5-1/2 x 8-1/4"; 80 pp. Wrappers. Very Good+. 8vo.

$25.00

Glory: Photographs of Athletes
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Glory: Photographs of Athletes

By Corman, Richard; Burns, Ken (Foreword)

New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1999. 1999 Stated First Edition, First Printing with full number line. NEAR FINE+ in NEAR FINE, price-intact dust jacket. Stunning works by master portrait photographer Richard Corman are reproduced in fine duotone printing - and sporting a knock-out portrait of Muhammad Ali on the front of the dust jacket. This is a clean, totally unmarked and tightly bound hardcover. Pages pristine. Hardcover of gray boards with black cloth spine is fresh and clean - small bumps and rubs to bottom corners, otherwise fine. Dust jacket is clean and complete, slight rub to top of spine, otherwise fine. Jacket is in a clear archival protector. Binding firm, hinges intact, boards and spine straight. 11-1/4 x 14-1/4". 160 pages.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine+/Near Fine. Illus. by Corman, Richard (Photographer). Folio.

$51.30

Black Bass Lore

By Gallaher, Wallace W

New York: G.P. Putnam & Sons, 1937 1937 Copyright. G.P. Putnam's Sons. Printing unstated. VERY GOOD in GOOD+ dust jacket. A clean, tightly bound copy. Gift inscription in blue pencil on front free endpaper, no other markings. Light toning and bit of spotting to fore-edge, otherwise pages clean and fine. Hardcover of blue cloth with dark blue and silver stamping front and spine. Cover is clean, edges moderately shelf-worn with some fading and wear to spine ends, but no frays. The dust jacket is clean but heavily edgeworn with large chips at spine ends and flap turns; shallow chips, creases tears along edges. All flap corners shallow clipped but price is intact on front flap. Jacket is in a mylar protector. Binding firm, hinges intact, boards and spine straight. B/W line illustrations by Paul Gallaher adorn chapter heads. 6 x 8-3/4"; xviii + 236 pages. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. Illus. by Gallaher, Paul.

$25.00

Miniature Golf

By Reidelbach, Maria; Margolies, John; Garfinkel, Nina

New York: Abbeville Press, Inc., 1987. 1987 Stated First Edition. FINE. A delightful book that any miniature golf fan will enjoy. Lively text and color illustrations display the humor and inventiveness of this American pastime, born during the Great Depression. This is a Fine copy - fresh and clean, unmarked and tightly bound in hardcover with "Astroturf" covering on front and back. Clear acetate "jacket" protects the turf. No markings, no soiling, no tears, creases or chips to book or cover. Binding tight. 9 x 9"; 96 pages.. First Edition. Padded Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Small 4to.

$47.50

Photo Finish - Célfoto

By Csaba, Varjasi Farkas

Magyarorszag. Hungary: Ministry of Youth and Support, 2000. 2000 First Edition. FINE in NEAR FINE dust jacket. A clean, totally unmarked copy of this scarce work: a beautifully produced large format (11 x 13.5") hardcover. Cover is has very slight rubbing at edges but book is otherwise fine. Jacket is clean and complete: light surface rubbing but no tears, creases or chips, and in a clear archival protector. Binding firm and intact. 50 stunning black and white photos of (mostly) Hungarian sports notables, opening with a portrait of Ms. Ibolya Csák, gymnast and unbeaten high-jumper who competed in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, bearing the Olympic flag ~64 years later. An abstract portrait of chess player Péter Lékó is also included. Each photo accompanied with a short "bio" of the subject. Text in both Hungarian and English. 132 pages. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by János, Krasznai Korcz & Gábor, Zsigmond (photoographers). 4to.

$152.00