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THE FIRST THREE HORSE RACING MYSTERIES: Dead Cert; Nerve; For Kicks

by Francis, Dick

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W. Fraser Sandercombe
Published
1967
Condition
Very Good
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First and Later Printings
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London: Pan Books, 1967. 238, 219, 236 pp. All three books have edge and corner wear with creasing on the covers and spine; For Kicks has been store stamped; Dead Cert has some numbers printed at the bottom of the final page, which is an ad for a book by Gerald A. Browne. To be clear, the three… Read more
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THE INFINITE ARENA

by Carr, Terry (editor) (Malcolm Jameson; George R. R. Martin; Randall Garrett; Robert Silverberg; Clifford D. Simak; Arthur C. Clarke; Keith Laumer; Gordon R. Dickson; Poul Anderson)

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W. Fraser Sandercombe
Published
1977
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Book Club Edition
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$9.95

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New York: Thomas Nelson - Good Luck Books, 1977. 189 pp. Teal boards lettered in yellow on the spine. Book Club Code H25. Light edge and corner wear on the dustjacket; no interior markings. Dj art by Frank Kalan. Sports stories, science fiction-style, this anthology contains: Bullard Reflects by Malcolm Jameson; Run to Starlight by George R. R.… Read more
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THREE DUFFY HOUSE MYSTERIES: Murder in Wrigley Field; Bleeding Dodger Blue; Fear in Fenway

by Evers, Crabbe (pen name used by William Brashler and Reinder Van Til)

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W. Fraser Sandercombe
Published
1991
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Paperback Printings
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New York: Bantam Books; Avon Books, 1991. 247, 213, 244 pp. All three books have light edge and corner wear; two have some minor creasing on the spines; Wrigley Field has been store stamped, the other two are without interior markings. To be clear, the books hare are: Murder in Wrigley Field; Bleeding Dodger Blue; and Fear… Read more
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THE RACE - A Novel

by Walkup, Eunice; Otis, Oscar

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W. Fraser Sandercombe
Published
1973
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First UK Edition
ISBN
9780436561306
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$19.95

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London: Secker and Warburg, 1973. 446 pp. Green boards lettered in gilt on the spine; illustrated endpapers. Light wear at the corners of the dustjacket with a few small nicks around the edges; price intact; no interior markings. The front cover photograph, a sort of behind the scenes effort, was by Fred Mayer. Kentucky Derby time and… Read more
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WAITING FOR TEDDY WILLIAMS - A Novel

by Mosher, Howard Frank

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W. Fraser Sandercombe
Published
2004
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780618197224
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$9.95

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Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2004. 280 pp. Quarter-bound in green on green boards; lettered in gilt on the spine; beige endpapers; headband. Lightly rubbed on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. From a remote village in Vermont, noted for its fervent, if unrequited, devotion to the Red Sox, comes Ethan E.A. Allen, a young… Read more
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BEANBALL - Murder at the World Series

by Seaver, Tom (with Herb Resnicow)

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W. Fraser Sandercombe
Published
1989
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780688071943
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$9.95

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New York: William Morrow, 1989. 228 pp. Quarter-bound in beige cloth on green boards; headband. Still in the publisher's original shrink wrap; lightly rubbed on the corners and one assumes the price is intact and that there are no interior markings.. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo. Book.
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MURDER AT THE RACES

by Haining, Peter (editor) (Dick Francis; Nat Gould; John Masefield; Thomas Gaspey; Leslie Charteris; Frank Johnson; Michael Innes; Peter Tremayne; Julian Symons; John Francome; Steve Donoghue; Alfred Watson; Leon Breaker; Jack Fairfax-Blakeborough)

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W. Fraser Sandercombe
Published
1995
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First Edition
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London: Artus Books, 1995. (xviii) 487 pp. Glossy pictorial boards matching the dustjacket. Light rubbing at the corners of the dustjacket; no interior markings. This anthology contains: The Protection Racket by Dick Francis; Nobbling the Favourite by Nat Gould; Under Starters Orders by John Masefield; A Racing Swindle by Thomas Gaspey; Won By a Neck by Leslie Charteris;… Read more
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NORTH DALLAS FORTY - with the sequel - NORTH DALLAS AFTER FORTY

by Gent, Peter

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W. Fraser Sandercombe
Published
1973
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First and Later Printings
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New York: William Morrow; Villard Books, 1973. 314, 386 pp. Quarter-bound in burgundy cloth on burgundy boards; burgundy endpapers; burgundy upper edge; lettered in gilt on the spine; headband. And quarter-bound in blue cloth on red boards; lettered in silver on the spine; headband. North Dallas Forty is a second printing of the first edition; After Forty… Read more
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THE FRANCHISE

by Gent, Peter

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W. Fraser Sandercombe
Published
1984
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Paperback Printing
ISBN
9780425042014
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New York: Ballantine Books, 1984. 558 pp. Edge and corner wear with an uncreased spine; book plate inside. The quarterback was the kind of talent who came along once in a lifetime, a survivor who loved football for what it was - a titanic struggle of skill against skill, instinct against instinct, man against man. And the… Read more
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TEXAS CELEBRITY TURKEY TROT

by Gent, Peter

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W. Fraser Sandercombe
Published
1979
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First Paperback Printing
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9780425042014
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New York: Berkley Books, 1979. 230 pp. Light edge and corner wear with an uncreased spine; no interior markings. When he is 'retired' from the Dallas Cowboys at thirty, he isn't ready to retire from being a star, so he hits the Sunbelt Celebrity Circuit with the rest of the cocaine cowboys, rodeo queens, country music outlaws and… Read more
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MURDER AT THE BASEBALL HALL OF FAME

by Daniel, David; Carpenter, Chris

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W. Fraser Sandercombe
Published
1996
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780312146832
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$9.95

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New York: St. Martin's Press, 1996. 215 pp. Black boards lettered in gilt on the spine. Light rubbing on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. Dj art by Geo Sipp. While visiting the Baseball Hall of Fame an ex-cop witnesses the death of a former major league player and he looks into… Read more
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BASEBALL GENIUS - A Novel

by Green, Tim; Jeter, Derek

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W. Fraser Sandercombe
Published
2017
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781481468640
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$14.95

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New York: Aladdin - Simon and Schuster, 2017. 344 pp. Quarter-bound in blue on blue boards; lettered in white on the spine. Dustjacket art by Tim Jessell. Lightly rubbed on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings.. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Tim Jessell;. 8vo. Book.
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IN SEARCH OF BILLY COLE - A Football Novel

by Newcombe, Jack

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W. Fraser Sandercombe
Published
1984
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
Book Club Edition
ISBN
9780877956082
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$9.95

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New York: Arbor House - William Morrow, 1984. 224 pp. Quarter-bound in blue cloth on gold boards; lettered in gilt on the spine. Light rubbing at the corners of the dustjacket; no interior markings. He was that rare thing, a football player, a quaterback, who played for the love of the game, not for the money.... Book… Read more
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THE SPORT OF CRIME

by Waugh, Carol-Lynn Rossel; Greenberg, Martin H.; Asimov, Isaac (editors) (Jon L Breen; Robert Barr; Anthony Boucher; Leo R. Ellis; David Ely; Joyce Harrington; Clark Howard; John Lutz; Ed McBain; John D. MacDonald; Arthur Morrison; Stuart Palmer)

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W. Fraser Sandercombe
Published
1994
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First Hardcover Edition
ISBN
9781566195348
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New York: Barnes and Noble Books, 1994. (xii) 386 pp. First Hardcover edition. Quarter-bound in black cloth on black boards; lettered in silver on the spine; headband. Light wear on the corners of the dustjacket; no interior markings. Sj art by Savio Mizzi. This anthology contains: Introduction: Sport by Isaac Asimov; Diamond Dick by Jon L. Breen;… Read more
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MURDER AT THE RACES

by Haining, Peter (editor) (Dick Francis; Nat Gould; John Masefield; Thomas Gaspey; Leslie Charteris; Frank Johnson; Michael Innes; Peter Tremayne; Julian Symons; John Francome; Steve Donoghue; Alfred Watson; Leon Breaker; Jack Fairfax-Blakeborough)

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W. Fraser Sandercombe
Published
1995
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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London: Artus Books, 1995. (xviii) 487 pp. Glossy pictorial boards matching the dustjacket. Light rubbing at the corners of the dustjacket; no interior markings. This anthology contains: The Protection Racket by Dick Francis; Nobbling the Favourite by Nat Gould; Under Starters Orders by John Masefield; A Racing Swindle by Thomas Gaspey; Won By a Neck by Leslie Charteris;… Read more
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MICKEY RAWLINGS BASEBALL MYSTERIES: Murder at Wrigley Field; Hunting a Detroit Tiger; The Cincinnati Red Stalkings; Hanging Curve

by Soos, Troy

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W. Fraser Sandercombe
Published
1997
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Paperback Printings
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New York: Kensington Books, 1997. 296, 360, 330, 350 pp. All four books have light edge and corner wear; Wrigley Field has some creasing on the spine and has been store stamped; the rest have flat uncreased spines and no interior markings. To be clear, the four Mickey Rawlings Historical Baseball Mysteries here are: Murder at Wrigley… Read more
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THE CANVAS COFFIN

by Gault, William Campbell

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W. Fraser Sandercombe
Published
1954
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Paperback Printing
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$7.95

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New York: Dell Books, 1954. 191 pp. Dell Book 795. Light edge and corner wear with some creasing on the spine; no interior markings. Cover art by Bill George. Ringside violence and a brutal murder, a punch drunk fighter and a worried manager.... First Paperback Printing. Soft cover. Very Good. Illus. by Bill George;. Book.
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THE SOUTHPAW - A Baseball Novel

by Haines, Donal Hamilton

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W. Fraser Sandercombe
Published
1949
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Printing - First Thus
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New York: Comet Books, 1949. 242 pp. Comet Book 16. Light edgewear with creasing on lower right corner of the front cover; short bindery ripple on an otherwise uncreased spine; clipped on the lower right corner of the first few pages; not store stamped. Illustrated with line drawings by Harold Minton. Schooldays, a seriously nasty bully,… Read more
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STREET AND SMITH'S SPORT STORY MAGAZINE - Volume 57, number 5 - December 1st 1937

by Anonymous (editor) (Royal Hall; Jackson V. Scholz; Eric Rober; Bruce Dunn; Leslie McFarlane; Leonard Lupton; T. W. Ford; Dabney Horton; Rip Miller; Arthur L. Rafter; Handley Cross)

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W. Fraser Sandercombe
Published
1937
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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New York: Street and Smith, 1937. 128 pp. General wear. This issue contains: Old Navy Name - a novelette by Royal Hall; Short Stories: Slippery Miles by Jackson V. Scholz; Fixed Fight - Foreclosed by Eric Rober; The Nothing Pitcher by Bruce Dunn; Baldwin Takes Advice by Leslie McFarlane (also wrote as Franklin W. Dixon -… Read more
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THAT FELLOW HAGAN - A School Story

by Horler, Sydney

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W. Fraser Sandercombe
Published
1927
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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London: Cassell and Company, 1927. 218 pp. Beige cloth with an oval pictorial pasted-on the front panel; decorated in black on the front panel and spine; illustrated with a colour frontis and three black and white plates by Frank Gillett, all present and accounted for. Light wear at the corners; presentation note on the front free endpaper; hinges… Read more
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