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A Croquet Match.
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A Croquet Match.

By CROQUET) Leech, John (illus).

London.: Punch (Magazine).. 1862.. John Leech hand-colored illustration "A Croquet Match," sheet size 8 ¼ x 12 inches, from "Follies of the Year" as published in "Punch’s Pocket Book of 1862," a compact version of Punch’s Almanack. The illustration is accompanied by a separate page of text focusing on events of the year (1862). Very good clean condition; an engaging gift for a croquet lover. .

$40.00

The Meet.
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The Meet.

By HUNTING) Fesch, C. A. (illus).

London.. No date. Ca. 1880s.. Color lithographic print 11 ¾ x 17 ¼ inches on sheet 17 x 23 inches titled "The Meet," presumably the first in a series of fox hunting scenes. No publisher information is provided on the print. Fresch’s signature appears in the lower right hand corner. There are crease marks entering the image at the top, but these are fairly unobtrusive. The print would present best if matted reasonably close to the image. An attractive and boldly colorful item, with condition issues attributable to age. Fesch was active in the 1880s through 1900s in England. He is known for sporting prints: sculling, cycling, and equestrian images. .

$325.00

Motor Boating. The Yachtsmen’s Magazine.
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Motor Boating. The Yachtsmen’s Magazine.

By SAILING - MOTORBOAT SHOW NUMBER) Charles F. Chapman,Editor.

New York.: International Magazine Company.. Volume XLIII, No. 2.. 1929.. The magazine’s annual (hefty) "New York Motorboat Show Number"; 11 ¾ x 8 ½ inches; 496 pp; profusely illustrated. A most engaging feature is the copious advertising from major suppliers of boating components and accessories as well as from manufacturers of all types of watercraft, from one-person runabouts to expensive and lavishly outfitted yachts. Articles are featured on numerous aspects of boating (“Practical Knots and Splices,” “Corsair Cruisers and Cruisaders,” “Improved Sea Sleds,” “Boating on Arctic Waterways”) and much much more. Manufacturers represented include Gar Wood, American Car and Foundry Company (ACF), Dodge, and many more. Also included is an extensive listing of “used” yachts and smaller craft. Publication in very good clean condition; modest paper loss to spine, abrasions to rear cover. Overall excellent condition. An uncommon vintage publication, replete with all manner of costly recreational watercraft with page after page of illustrated advertising featuring options in engines and accessories. The publishers were no doubt oblivious to the impending economic collapse—October 24, 1929—an upheaval that would plunge the country into the long-lasting Depression of the 1930s. Yachts of the financially strapped were to hit the market—at give-away prices—as the economy tanked. The magazine, in its lavish display of costly inventory, is indicative of the bubble that would soon burst. .

$235.00

Truth.  September 1901.
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Truth. September 1901.

By YACHTING - THE AMERICA'S CUP - COLOR PLATES / POSTERINTEREST) Cozzens, F.S. / C. Beecher Bunnell (illus).

New York.. 09- 1901.. Magazine, illustrated in color and black and white, 13 ½ x 9 ½ inches; pp 297 to 340 plus several advertising pages. Front and rear covers missing. Numerous full page color illustrations. Chief feature of this issue is the article "Half Century of Cup Contests 1851-1901" giving focus to the America Cup Race and illustrated with six full page color illustrations of yachts (an additional illustration has clearly been removed from the magazine). Three of these illustrations are in very good condition; two have spotting in the margins; one of the illustrations is poorly registered. Also included is a full page color illustration of actor James K. Hackett, and a full-page color advertisement for Poster Maker and "long distance bill poster" Sam W. Hoke of New York, illustrated by C. Beecher Bunnell. A far from perfect magazine with several attractive features. .

$95.00

The Bicycling World & League of American Wheelmen (L.A.W.) Bulletin.
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The Bicycling World & League of American Wheelmen (L.A.W.) Bulletin.

By BICYCLING)

Boston.: The Wheelman Company.. 12-25- 1891.. Magazine devoted to bicycling enthusiasts (women included) and "good roads" advocates. Pp 221-248. Light vertical folds (to fit in pocket?) Numerous articles and advertisements devoted to all aspects of bicycling, with a number of adds devoted to the newest trends in bicycle manufacturing. Also, a black and white illustration of Santa Clause on a bicycle. Very good clean condition. Attention should be called to the full page advertisements for various brands of bicycles, which indicate the passing of the "penny-farthing" or high wheel bicycle and the acceptance of the "uniform wheel" bicycle of today. An engaging publication for the bicycling enthusiast. .

$38.00

Transpacific Yacht Race 1949.
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Transpacific Yacht Race 1949.

By YACHTING / LOG BOOK) Putnam, Claude George.

Los Angeles.: Rambeau (for Transpacific Yacht Club).. 19494.. Hardcover volume, 12 1/4 x 9 1/4, with 60 pp of introductory material including 15 maps in color by C. G. Putnam (Six Maps of Bays and Harbors of Southern California; Eight Maps of Channel Islands...including Santa Catalina, plus a double page Pacific Coast Map. Additional sections of the volume have to do with Weather Flags and Fog Signals; Glossary of Nautical Words and Phrases; Useful Knots and Splices; etc. followed by a Guest Log section and a Trip Long Section. Only one page in the Guest Log has been filled in; apart from this, the volume is in "As New" unused condition. Summary: Included is a staple bound type-written log detailing a two week "Trans-Pac" crossing to Honolulu and a more detailed 14 pp type-written log detailing the multi-week return from Honolulu to Portland, Oregon .

$275.00

An Archery Meeting.  (Front cover: Death at the Polls, and Free From 'Federal Interference.').
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An Archery Meeting. (Front cover: Death at the Polls, and Free From 'Federal Interference.').

By ARCHERY / POLITICAL CARTOONS / VOTING RIGHTS) Frost, A.B. (illus). Thomas Nast.

New York.: Harper's Weekly.. 10-18- 1879.. Double page woodengraving in unbound issue of Harper's Weekly magazine of 18 October 1879, sheet size 16 1/2 x 23 inches. Four teeny pinholes along centrefold, light wear and short tears to margin (no tears closer than 3/4 inches from image), image in very good condition. Handsome view of women and men taking part in an archery meeting, with tennis players in the background. There are two Thomas Nast political cartoons: the front cover titled "Death at the Polls, and free from 'Federal Interference.'" showing a skeletal figure with rifle "Solid Southern Shot Gun" with boot on a box marked 'suffrage' and 'liberty' surrounded by three sets of boots: 'Street Quarrel," "Personal Frays" and "Nigger Insurrection." This front page is irregularly toned, with some sections having been exposed over time and others not. The other full page Nast cartoon is a Tammany Hall subject "Dulce et Decorum est Pro Patria Mori." .

$85.00

...Happy New Year!  Bonne Annee!...
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...Happy New Year! Bonne Annee!...

By 1980 MOSCOW OLYMPIC GAMES)

Moscow.. 1979.. Color poster, 41 1/2 x 26 inches. Three small spots of tape residue to verso upper and lower edges, occasional light creasing from rolling, overall very good condition. A particularly attractive poster with a stylised Christmas tree and decorations set against a deep blue background; an adorable (Russian) bear and the Olympic rings form the base. .

$550.00

Soyez Les Bienvenus! You Are Welcome!
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Soyez Les Bienvenus! You Are Welcome!

By 1980 MOSCOW OLYMPIC GAMES)

Moscow.. 1979.. Color poster, 37 1/2 x 26 1/2 inches. Soft diagonal crease at right upper and lower corners, overall very good condition. A vibrant image for the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games, The (very cute) Russian bear rides in the foreground in a carriage pulled by ornately harnessed spirited horses. On the upper area of the deep green background the buildings for the Olympics are laid out in an abstract map-like pattern. .

$350.00

New York Illustrated News.  Boxing: The 1860 Championship Fight.
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New York Illustrated News. Boxing: The 1860 Championship Fight.

By BOXING: HEENAN & SAYERS / ATHLETICS)

03-17- 1860.. Single issue of the New York Illustrated News; March 17, 1860; 16 pp in length measuring approximately 16 x 12 inches. The front page is stained with spots from an unknown source, back page is almost detached; interior in very good clean condition. The newspaper features a front-page illustration of actress Ada Isaacs Menken "the wife of John C. Heenan, the Benecia Boy." Menken, an actress, achieved notoriety for appearing nude (flesh-colored body stocking) in Lord Byron's drama Mazeppa, in which she was strapped naked to the back of a horse which raced up a ramp and off-stage. The newspaper offers the first entry in a extensive biographical article which ends with the phrase "to be continued." Also featured are details relating to the upcoming "Great Prize Fight" and an essay titled "The Athletic Sports in America" which is illustrated with 10 wood engravings. Five illustrations depict individual training techniques (dumb bells, etc.) while the other five illustrate training involving a partner. Text relating to these illustrated sports activities appears on the last page of the newspaper. An uncommon ephemeral item featuring one of the outsized personalities of the day, "Ada Isaacs Menken, the wife of the Benecia Boy, Champion of America." .

$65.00

Physical Culture Wrestling
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Physical Culture Wrestling

By WRESTLING)

Omaha, NE.: Farmer Burns School of Wrestling.. No date. Ca. 1920.. Booklet, black and white photo illustrations, 31pp, 8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches, pictorial paper wrappers. Covers lightly worn and coming loose; interior good. An introductory overview of the Farmer Burns' School of Scientific Wrestling and Athletics. .

$24.00

The Archery Tournament, Prospect Park, Brooklyn
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The Archery Tournament, Prospect Park, Brooklyn

By ARCHERY) Thulstrup, T. de (illus)

New York.: Harper's Weekly.. 07-23- 1881.. Wood engraving, modern handcolor, the cover of Harper's Weekly of July 23, 1881; image 11 1/2 x 9 inches plus masthead on sheet 16 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches. Soft creasing, very good condition. Great image of women at target practice; inset at upper right of A.G. Constable, President National Archery Association. .

$32.00

Opening Day at Jerome Park.  Art Supplement to Appletons' Journal
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Opening Day at Jerome Park. Art Supplement to Appletons' Journal

By HORSE RACING - NEW YORK) Hogan, Thomas (illus). Engravd by John Filmer

New York.: D. Appleton & Co.. 1869.. Black and white wood engraving, 8 1/2 x 27 3/4 inches on sheet size 10 3/4 x 29 3/4 inches, multiple folds. Very good, clean condition. The WorldCat listing (OCLC Number: 757467691) describes a "view of the crowds at Jerome Park Racetrack in Fordham, New York. Men and women are seen standing in their carriages looking towards the racetrack. Some are seen eating and drinking and conversing". No libraries holdings are listed. .

$125.00

A View On the Hudson River.  Art Supplement to Appletons' Journal
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A View On the Hudson River. Art Supplement to Appletons' Journal

By HORSE RACING - NEW YORK) Hogan, Thomas (illus). Engravd by John Filmer

New York.: D. Appleton & Co.. 1869.. Black and white wood engraving, 8 1/2 x 28 inches on sheet size 10 3/4 x 29 1/2 inches, multiple folds. Very good, clean condition. The WorldCat listing (OCLC Number: 757467691) describes a "view of the crowds at Jerome Park Racetrack in Fordham, New York. Men and women are seen standing in their carriages looking towards the racetrack. Some are seen eating and drinking and conversing". No libraries holdings are listed. .

$225.00

Sports Illustrated.  1957 - 06 - 17
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Sports Illustrated. 1957 - 06 - 17

By BASEBALL / SPEEDBOATS)

New York.: Time.. 06-17- 1957.. Complete June 17, 1957 issue of the magazine, 11 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, color pictorial wrappers as issued. Good condition; address label and light soiling to front cover. Interesting articles: Skills of the Hitter (photographed by John G. Zimmerman); High-Seas Hot Rods (speedboats of 1957). .

$35.00

Gymnastics - untitled engraving
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Gymnastics - untitled engraving

By GYMNASTICS) Heck, G. (illus). Engraved by Henry Winkles

No date. Ca. 1851.. Engraving, modern handcolor, 10 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches on sheet 11 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches. Very light, vintage pencil notation in lower margin (identifying "German gymnastics and acrobatic feats). light soiling in margins, overall very good condition. Three panels, each showing multiple figures in inspiring feats of physical skill! An image to remind you throughout the year of your New Year's resolve... .

$95.00

The Sportsman. 1929 - 05  (May)
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The Sportsman. 1929 - 05 (May)

By HORSE RACING) Richard Ely Danielson, editor. Illian, George (cover illus). Richard B. Adam et al

Concord, N.H.: The Sportsman Publishing Company.. Volume V, No. 5.. 05- 1929.. Complete May 1929 issue of magazine, color and black and white illustrations and ads, 138pp, 13 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches, color pictorial wrappers as issued. Covers loose and worn with some soft creases, tears along spine, and 1 inch paper loss to tail of spine; interior in very good, clean condition. Cover Design by George Illian (The Kentucky Derby). Contents include: The Gallery of American Sportsmen: Mrs. Thomas Hitchcock, MFH (portrait in color) by Richard B. Adam; Preakness! Kentucky Derby! Belmont Stakes!; Archery (as a rival to golf); Impressions of the Grand National; Airplane's Newest Wings (the Autogiro — an early helicopter); Indoor Polo; House Boats on the Atlantic; Spring Hunt Race in Virginia and Maryland; Coursing Coyotes in the Open Spaces and many other articles. Full-page automotive advertising includes Franklin, Rolls Royce, Cadillac-LaSalle, Chrysler, Pierce Arrow; Buick, Lincoln. Additional advertising for Curtis Flying Service, Gar Wood Motorboats, Dodge and Elco Boats, Hermes Saddles, Abercrombie & Fitch Co., Tex Austin's Forked Lightning (Dude) Ranch, Walter Hagan, Spalding and Wilson Golf Equipment and much more. .

$76.00

Celebrities of the Turf.
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Celebrities of the Turf.

By HORSE RACING)

The Graphic.. 06-30- 1888.. Double-page wood engraving (black on cream background with some white highlights), Supplement to The Graphic of June 30, 1888; 14 1/2 x 22 inches on sheet size 16 x 23 inches, centrefold as issued. Two 1/2 inch edge tears (outside image area) and 1 inch split to upper centerfold (all archivally mended), otherwise very good clean condition. Pictured centrally are the (chiefly aristocratic) breeders of thoroughbred racehorses, while in the border that surrounds the central image are portraits of well-known jockeys and others. HRH The Prince of Wales is surrounded by prominent men such as the Duke of Portland, Count Charles Kinsky, Earl Rosebery, Mr. Leopold de Rothschild, Sir George Chetwynd, and Sir R. Jardine. Among the persons pictured in the border are George Barrett, John Osborne, F. Webb, Harry Custance, and John Porter. .

$85.00

The Derby Winners. Lord Berners' Phosphorus, by Lamplighter---1837
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The Derby Winners. Lord Berners' Phosphorus, by Lamplighter---1837

By HORSE RACING) Fay, A. (drawn by)

New York.. 02-17- 1877.. Wood engraving, 7 1/4 x 9 inches on sheet 15 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches, with accompanying text sheet. Very good condition. Attractive image of the horse Phosphorus with jockey, published as a front page illustration to The New York Sportsman. Above the image is the very attractive newspaper masthead featuring a horse race, with text beneath the image. Includes accompanying chapter on Phosphorus from "The Derby Winners. Historical Sketches of the Winners of the Derby for Fifty Years." by Charles. J. Foster. .

$45.00

The Graphic An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper.  1875 - 08 - 07
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The Graphic An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper. 1875 - 08 - 07

By CRICKET)

London.: The Graphic.. 08-07- 1875.. Complete August 7, 1875 issue of The Graphic, 24 pp., 15 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches). A disbound issue, with abraded spine. Very light occasional toning; overall good condition. Of the numerous items in the newspaper, two of the most interesting are the full-page illustration "Clowns at Cricket," accompanied by a paragraph commenting on the novel idea of "pitting a team of 'fools' against gentlemen players...during the summer months...; the matches have now become quite an institution." The other item of interest is a full-page portrait of Daniel O'Connell "printed on plate paper. Featured elsewhere in the newspaper is a biography of the Irish politician, who campaigned relentlessly for Roman Catholic emancipation--the right for Catholics to set in the Westminster Parliament. .

$45.00

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