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VERNIE AND HIS MEN FROM HANNAH'S BRIDGE

By Patty Sheridan

Australia: Patricia Aileen Sheridan, 1986. Australian History, Hannah's Bridge, Schiermer, Vernie Schiermer. A biographical account of an extended family from the tiny western NSW town of Hannah's Bridge who in the 1930's formed their own football team and the success that followed. . Inscription and Signature of Author. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good in Protective Cover. 21 Cm. Heavy Book Over 500gms.

$53.19

NSS Cavern Diving Manual

By John L. Zumerick; Joseph Prosser; H. V. Grey

The Cave Diving Section of the National Speleological society, Inc, 1988. The NSS Cavern Diving Manual by John L. Zumerick; Joseph Prosser; H. V. Grey is 121pp & less than 500g to post. How to down & come back up, as opposed to "how to go missing presumed drowned"; seriously though - lots of sound instruction. . Softcover. Very Good/None issued. Illus. by Wayne McKinnon & H. V. Grey. 21.5cm.

$14.18

SHEEDS Pockets of Greatness

By Prior, Tom

Wilkinson Books, 1996. Kevin Sheedy is full of surprises. For one thing, he is an old fashioned Australian patriot with some very modern, international ideas. He is all for the family, the Australian team, but also for 'motivation', and he makes huge allowances for individual talents... A book about motivation using the experiences of sporting and non-sporting people who have achieved their potential. Kevin Sheedy describes many footballers from his long career as a coach and observer of football, but also includes other figures such as Lionel Rose, Debbie-Flintoff-King, Johnny Famechon, Ron Casey and Joyce Brown.. Paperback. Very Good/Good/None issued. 23 Cm.

$5.67

FIFTY FAMOUS MOTOR RACES Highlights from Half a Century of the World's Most Exciting Sport

By Henry, Alan

UK: Patrick Stephens, 1988. 224pp with the numerous photos interspersed throughout. Describes memorable races including the British Grand Prix, Le Mans, Monaco Grand Prix, Indianapolis 500, Sebring, and the Italian Grand Prix.. Hardcover. Excellent/Excellent. 30cm.

$28.37

The Encyclopaedia of Sporting Shooting

By Marshall-Ball, Robin

UK: Batsford, 1992. 287pp & 1.3kg to post. Sporting shooting covers a multitude of pursuits - game shooting, rough shooting, wildfowling, punt gunning, vermin shooting and deer stalking - shotgun and rifle sports of all kinds. All these disparate sports are brought together in this guide to every kind of quarry shooting sport. Sporting shooting offers both robust enjoyment and an essential service to farmers and the wild environment by regulating quarry and vermin species but this book also points out that those who shoot have responsibilities for safety and the law, quarry identification and wildlife conservation. Reviewer says >> ideal for anyone interested in sporting shooting.. Hardcover. Excellent/Very Good/Good. 26.5cm.

$28.37

Comrade Jim The Spy Who Played for Spartak

By Riordan, Jim

UK: Harper Perennial, 2009. 223pp, 2 photo sections, less than 500g to post. This seems to be a brilliant read, here's the synopsis >> Like many working class children growing up in the war, the young Jim Riordan would fantasize his way out of his devastated surroundings with dreams of Wembley and FA Cup glory for his local team, Portsmouth FC. Spartak Moscow, the team he would end up playing for, wasn't even on his radar. Taught Russian and trained as a spy in the same institution that nurtured the likes of Alan Bennett and Michael Frayn, he was posted to Berlin as part of his National Service to listen in on Soviet military communiqués. But, unbeknownst to his seniors, he began mixing with Russian servicemen, mostly through informal kick-abouts, and the passion of these idealistic young men would cultivate his interest in Russian culture, and especially communism, until it blossomed into a full grown love affair. From the shambolic outfit that was the British Communist Party in the 1950s, to Cold War Moscow at its coldest, to his friendship with the Cambridge Five and meetings with Brezhnev and Gregarin, and his eventual debut in front of 50,000 Spartak fans at the Lenin stadium, here is the remarkable true story of the only Englishman to have played—and survived—Russian league soccer; told with grace, humor, and lashings of vodka.. Paperback. Excellent/None issued. 19cm.

$11.35

Cathy - Her Own Story: with Scott Gullan

By Freeman, Cathy

Australia: Viking, 2003. 395 crisp pp & 900g to post. 2 photo sections. Autobiographical account of Australian Olympic athletics champion Cathy Freeman. Written in five parts - the early years, making history, new directions, living the dream, and letting go. Discusses growing up black in a white world, her large and close-knit family, her complicated relationship with Nick Bideau, marriage to Sandy Bodecker and their painful separation, how it feels to represent your country, the price of fame, and the reasons behind her decision to retire. Includes colour photos and index. Gullan is an award-winning sports writer for Melbourne's 'Herald Sun'.. Hardcover. Excellent/Excellent. 24 Cm.

$10.64

BRADMAN
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BRADMAN

By Williams Charles

UK: Abacus, 1996. A masterly portrait of cricket's supreme batsman and Australia's greatest cricket hero.. 1st. Card Cover. Good. 20cm.

$8.51

THE TAO OF MUHAMMAD ALI
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THE TAO OF MUHAMMAD ALI

By Miller Davis

Vintage Books, London, 1997. A poignant and unforgettable portrait of Ali's life.. Card Cover. Good. 19cm.

$10.64

CRICKET YEAR BOOK 1938-39

By New South Wales Cricket Association

Sydney: NSW Cricket Association, 1939. Cricket year Book for the years 1938-39 published by the New South Wales Cricket Association Contains a wealth of information including advertisements of the day, office bearers, national and international matches for the years including English/Australian matches and South African/Australian matches. . Soft Cover with Staple. Good. 19cm.

$17.73

The Complete Book of Shooting

By Backhouse, Fid & Eliot, P & Knowles, R & Little, C & McKelvie, C

London: Octopus, 1988. 192 crisp pp & 1.2 kgs to post. This book presents every facet of owning and using a sporting gun from trapshooting to woodland stalking. Choice of gun, quarry & technique are interlinked & affected by skill, experience, cost & accessibility. Book has sections on game, equipment, methods/techniques & types of shooting weapons. Masses of photos & illustration.. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 31.5cm.

$29.79

LOCK, STOCK & BARREL: MAKING AN ENGLISH SHOTGUN AND SHOOTING WITH CONSISTENCY

By Adams, Cyril & Braden, Robert

USA: Safari Press, 1996. 198pp plus catalogue at rear, 700g packed/carded for post (why not add another & use up that 3kg allowance, maybe something by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, maybe a Robert Jackson?) Explains the process of making an English gun, and gives the reader advice on shooting distance, shot pattern, and other technical aspects of shooting. From the Publisher > Robert Braden and Cyril Adams have been shooting fine English shotguns for decades all over the world, and they are unashamed in their preference for an English-made shotgun. In this book they give the most complete description ever of the p rocess of making a best-grade English gun from a lump of steel and a walnut tree trunk. Never before has this production process been described with such clarity, giving the reader a total understanding of what goes into such guns and why they are so exp ensive. The second section of the book contains the most practical advice on consistent field shooting with a double shotgun. In addition, professional tips are provided on choke, shot pattern, shooting distance, and other technical aspects. A superb s hotgun and shooting book that is a must for all who own and shoot such a weapon. Faults? 1 inch closed tear on dj at rear top near spine.. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 23.5cm.

$36.88

Handgun from Matchlock to Laser-Sited Weapon

By Batchelor, John & Walter, John

UK: Talos Books, 1988. 160 crisp pp & almost a kilo packed for posting. Traces the development of the pistol, describes and evaluates specific models, and shows a variety of working mechanisms. This profusely illustrated book is the story of guns that made history, some as assasin's weapons, some in soldier's hands, it tells of the inventors & engineers with visions and/or crazy ideas. Illustrations are photos, engineering drawings, illustrative artwork & a varied mix of colour & bw. A very handy reference book. Batchelor is the respected author of over 30 distinct works with a military or weapons theme.. Hardcover. Excellent/Excellent. 29cm.

$35.46

Rough Shooting

By Swan, Mike

UK: Swan Hill Press, 1991. 167 crisp pp + appendices & biblio + index, 800g for post Faults? laminate in dj at rear marked by?? startled grouse?Mike Swan has written a book which is both a practical guide to sport with dog and gun and also a celebration of the simple pleasures of informal shooting. In an age dominated by the organised driven shoot, the author reminds us of the quality and variety of sport which can still be enjoyed by the sportsman and his dog. "Rough Shooting" is a clear and concise guide to all the principal sporting quarry species, to sporting guns and cartridges and to the choice and training of a gundog. Practical hints on shooting tactics are accompanied by helpful guidance on shoot management and habitat improvement for game and wildfowl. review >> He offers practical tips on shooting, management, habitat improvement, what to wear, the equipment needed and much more. Subjects are dealt with in individual chapters so the reader can navigate the book easily, allowing him to get straight to the relevant information before picking up his gun and putting what he has read into practice. . 1st. Hardcover. Excellent/Very Good/Good. 25cm.

$26.24

The Practical Gun

By Andersson, Stellan & Akerman, Jan

UK: Queen Anne Press, 1986. 158pp, 800g for post, Rifles, shotguns and hunting methods. This book answers every question on all aspects of sporting guns. Chapters on rifles, shotguns and combination guns compare the relative merits of each weapon and its particular hunting suitability. Ammo and sights are examined in detail and even step by step instructions on loading your own cartridges. . Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 26.5cm.

$19.86

The Story of the Sporting Gun

By Rayner, Ranulf

UK: David & Charles, 2003. Oblong book 30cm X 23, 96pp & though just under 500g it would be wise to choose the larger satchel so that rigid card will deter postie negligence, why not add a book & use up that post. Ranulf Rayner; a keen sportsman, follows the changing pattern of shooting and game management around the world, and examines the evolution of the guns themselves, the effect of field sports on the environment and possible future developments. The captivating text is illustrated with beautiful colour paintings by some of the masters of the past as well as specially commissioned pictures by Andrew Ellis, who was named British Young Wildlife Artist of the Year aged only 15. Faults? small closed tear on cover edge.. Card Cover. Very Good/None issued. Illus. by Ellis, Andrew. 23.5cm.

$33.33

Course Design and Construction for Horse Trials All Phases All Levels

By Mary Gordon Watson

UK: Threshold Books, 1991. 240 crisp pp, 800g for posting, a saddlebag full of photos & diagrams. Got room for a pony? Heading off to various trials but need to get Neddy used to some layouts? This is a great reference that even Audrey Forbes-Hamilton would approve of. Post & rail, brush fencing, ditches & banks, roping & spectators - it's all here, run your own gymkhana & practise your ribbon pinning.. Hardcover. Excellent/Very Good. 26.5cm.

$19.15

THE SHOOTING FIELD WITH HOLLAND & HOLLAND REVISED AND ENLARGED EDITION

By King, Peter

UK: Quiller Press, 1990. 184 crisp white pp, outer edge gilt, just over a kilo packed for post to you. The Shooting Field tells the story of the London gun trade from the earliest days through the eyes of the most famous maker, Holland and Holland. Traveling to India with the Prince of Wales and on safari in Africa with Teddy Roosevelt, learn of the development of the double-barreled rifle, the breech-loading shotgun, and the cartridge. This revised and enlarged edition provides a wealth of anecdotes and unique archive material with extensive photographs and illustrations thoughout. Fault? small closed tear dj top rear.. Hardcover. Excellent/Very Good. 29.5cm.

$43.97

Great Sporting Moments

By Harrison, Ian

UK: Cassell, 2003. Great Sporting Moments is a hardcover with grey boards and pictorial dust jacket with orange coloured endpapers. Great Sporting Moments brings you more than 100 of the most memorable single moments from over a century of sport & this book is a photographic collection of the great moments in sporting history. Who can forget the moment when the young Henry Cooper floored Cassius Clay? Or when Roger Bannister broke the 4-minute mile, ably assisted by Chris Brasher and Chris Chataway? Or, indeed, when the England team raised the World Cup in 1966? These moments are when history was made, not just for sports fans but everyone - they touched our lives. Previous owner's name, Heading for 2 kg for posting.. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 30cm.

$24.82

Banksy My Autobiography

By Banks, Gordon

UK: Michael Joseph, 2002. For ten years Gordon Banks was widely acknowledged to be the best goalkeeper in the world, and, perhaps, the best there's ever been. Along with players like Bobby Moore, Banks was first on Sir Alf Ramsey's teamsheet - England's number one in both 1966 and 1970. But in his prime, months after being named 1972 Footballer of the Year, it was all cut short when Banks lost an eye in a car crash. He defied medical opinion by fighting his way back onto the football field ending his career playing with other legends like Pele, George Best and Franz Beckenbauer in the fledgeling North American League. This book is the story of a genuine English hero and an account of England's finest footballing years. 270 crisply presented pp with several photo sections throughout, approx 750g packed to post.. Hardcover. Excellent/Excellent. 24 Cm.

$20.57

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