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The Guiness Book of Records. [ Third Edition: 1st Impression ]
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The Guiness Book of Records. [ Third Edition: 1st Impression ]

By Guiness Superlatives Ltd

London: Guiness Superlatives Ltd, 1958. Thirde Edition of this Annual. This is also the first impression of this particular edition. In red Cloth, gilt lettering. A firm, clean and square copy. No inscriptions. p. 277, 8pp index.[ BR1/ Gc ]. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.02

The Football Who's Who
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The Football Who's Who

By Johnston, Frank (editor)

London: Associated Sporting Press Ltd, 1935. With Preface by G. Wagstaffe Simmons. A very good copy, upper cover with a little surface crease, cloth with a few marks, illustrated in b/w in the manner of pen pictures. Binding tight, pages [ 320 ] clean. [ Location : E1 ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$20.67

The boy's own conjuring book : being a complete hand-book of parlour magic, and containing over one thousand optical, chemical, mechanical, magnetical, and magical experiments, amusing transmutations, astonishing sleights and subtleties,....
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The boy's own conjuring book : being a complete hand-book of parlour magic, and containing over one thousand optical, chemical, mechanical, magnetical, and magical experiments, amusing transmutations, astonishing sleights and subtleties,....

By Dick and Fitzgerald

New York: Dick and Fitzgerald, 1860. ... celebrated card deceptions, ingenious tricks with numbers, curious and entertaining puzzles, charades, enigmas, rebuses, etc., etc., etc. : intended as a source of amusement for one thousand and one evenings. The very uncommon 1860 edition. The collation of this copy is as follows: opens straight onto the Title page, pages of preface from vi - 382. Copac suggests this title should have 384 pages."Illustrated with nearly two hundred engravings." Bound in a tight plain leather cover, tight, pages are good with marks, some browning spots, but no tears etc. { with a label 'MAGIC to spine} [ representative images to follow ]. Hard Cover. Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$62.01

The Analysis of the Hunting Field; being a series of sketches of the principal characters that compose one. The whole forming a slight souvenir of the season, 1845-6.
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The Analysis of the Hunting Field; being a series of sketches of the principal characters that compose one. The whole forming a slight souvenir of the season, 1845-6.

By Surtees, Robert Smith 1805-1864.

London: Methuen, 1904. A New Edition. Pocket sized. A nice copy in plain red cloth covers, with paper titled label to spine, as called for. 7 colour plates in total, to include Frontis, Title page and 5 others. A number of b/w illustration chapter headers. Tight clean copy, with some heavy foxing in places. p, x, 323, with spare paper label to rear.[ Location: A2 ]. Hard Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Henry Alken. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

$11.02

The Canary Book: Containing Directions for the Breeding, Rearing, and Management, in Health and Disease, of Canaries and Canary Mules; together with Descriptions of all the Different Varieties of Exhibition Canaries, their Points of Excellence, etc.
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The Canary Book: Containing Directions for the Breeding, Rearing, and Management, in Health and Disease, of Canaries and Canary Mules; together with Descriptions of all the Different Varieties of Exhibition Canaries, their Points of Excellence, etc.

By Wallace, R. L. (Robert L.)

170, Strand, London: The Country Office, 1111. [Undated - Circa 1880 ]: This copy first has been professionally recased. Interestingly, the boards appear original, but unlike many quoted copies, this one has a floral blind design, common in the mid - later Victorian period, but no gilt adornment, other than the title to spine. This has been relaid, and binding is now totally tight and secure. The covers have been quite heavily marked and stained, but are rigid and complete. We have taken the opportunity to fit new period feel endpapers and pastedowns. The book is collated as follows: Title Page; Chapter 1; p. 5 - 224, index, 12 full page engravings, 11 of these canaries by Wood and Temple. Pages are secure, but a number with grubby marks etc but entirely legible, the plates are not blighted similarly, being clean. An interesting item, which I presume to be the earliest copy of this title. The Plates have dates as early as 1874. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾". Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo.

$34.45

The Official Centenary History of the Football League: League Football and the Men who Made It: 1888-1988

By Inglis, Simon.

London: Collins Willow, 1988. A fine copy in like Dust Jacket, from the noted Football Historian Simon Inglis. Well illustrated. Pp: 440 Size: Tall 8vo. [ Location: A3 ]. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo.

$17.91

M. C. C. Tour in Australia 1903-4 - Warner's Team

By Sinclair, Archibald

London: The Cricket Press, 1904. Light Blue Boards Gilt Spine - An Uncommon item, nicely preserved in Light blue cloth, light fade spine. The Cricket Press series, with illustrated title in black and white, with cricketer and Kangaroo eyeing each other up; Adverts, Tour Schedule, Player Biographies, England Team Photographs; Results and Scorecards; several blank pages to rear. The England cricket team toured Australia in 1903-04 under Plum Warner, winning the series 3-2 and regaining the Ashes. This was the first official MCC tour to Australia. One for the Collector. Size: 12mo [ Location: F7 ]. First Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good. 12mo.

$206.69

100 Years of the Scottish Football Association

By McLeod, Rod

Scotland: Scottish Television Limited, 1973. 48pp. Lots of b&w illustrations, teams of the time, players etc; tables, records & ephemera. Incorporates international sides and Club sides. Light rubs at extremities, but a clean and solid copy. A book I bought on a visit to Glasgow in 1973! Size: Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall [ Location: h9 ]. First Edition.. Soft Cover. Very Good. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall.

$16.53

Chess, a Manual for Beginners
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Chess, a Manual for Beginners

By Foster, R. F.

London: Sands and Co., 1901. Charming in the decorative Green Cloth - A super copy of the Uncommon "Chess", part of the 'Burleigh Pocket Library. Still a vibrant and clean copy. pp: 108. Charming item. Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall [ Location: L/UP ]. First Edition.. Hardcover. Near Fine. 16mo.

$16.53

The A. B. C. Of Golf

By Robertson, A. J.

London: Henry J. Drane, 1904. [ Undated ] - Copyright 1904: Red Decorated Boards - An uncommon little book. Unfortunately has suffered from water trace damage to the surround edges of the upper cover [ top half ] and with a little similar to lower cover, the red colour has bled onto the edges of the pastedown and front free end paper. Inspite of this, the book retains much of its charm. The white lettering to upper cover, the illustrated putter and golf bag remain mostly unaffected; spine fade, binding tight, pages clean. pp: 110 + [ ii - adv] Size: 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall [ Location: E2 ]. Hardcover. Good. 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall.

$19.29