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DISPATCHES FROM THE SPORTING LIFE
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DISPATCHES FROM THE SPORTING LIFE

By Richler, Mordecai

Toronto: Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2002. (xxii) 295 pp. Brick red boards lettered in gilt on the spine; headband. Lightly rubbed at the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. This collection of articles contains: Foreword by Noah Richler; An Incompleat Angler's Journal; Jews in Sports; A Real Canadian Success Story - Ben and Joe Weider; With the Trail Smoke Eaters in Stockholm; Safari; You Know Me, Ring; Writers and Sports; Gretzky in Eighty-five; From Satchel, through Hank Greenberg, to El Divino Loco; Eddie Quinn; Cheap Skates; Maxie; Paper Lion; Gordie Howe; Pete Rose; Kiss the Ump; Soul on Ice; From Gladu, through Kitman, to the Victoire Historique and After; The Fall of the Montreal Canadiens; and Playing Ball on Hampstead Heath.. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo.

$14.95

THE AMAZING FOOT RACE OF 1921
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THE AMAZING FOOT RACE OF 1921

By Tucker, Shirley Jean Roll

Vancouver, British Columbia: Heritage House Publishing, 2011. 218 pp. Trade paperback format. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white photographs and maps. It was February 1st, 1921, and more than 2,000 people had come out to cheer husband and wife Jenny and Frank Dill as they took the first steps of a hiking race that would take them from Halifax to Vancouver in 134 days. The goal was to complete the 3,645-mile walk by early July, 1921. While the sponsoring Halifax Herald received exclusive reports from the hikers, it wasn't long before other newspapers picked up the story. And soon, the entire country was caught up in the daily drama. The Dills were late starting and the leader of the race had a two-week start... . First Edition. Paperback. Very Good+. 8vo.

$19.95

HOW TO PLAY CRICKET
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HOW TO PLAY CRICKET

By Farmer, Bob

London: Treasure Press, 1989. 61 pp. Glossy pictorial boards; illustrated endpapers; illustrated throughout with black and white photographs and diagrams. Light rubbing at the corners; no interior markings. The Contents are: Foreword; Introduction; Batting; Bowling; Fielding; Wicketkeeping; Captaincy; The Game's Structure; and Glossary; followed by an index.. First Printing - First Thus. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo.

$9.95

THE PICTURE OF CRICKET
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THE PICTURE OF CRICKET

By Arlott, John

Middlesex, England: Penguin Books, 1955. 32 pp. followed by sixteen plates, thirteen in colour; illustrated with line drawings throughout the text. Pictorial boards matching the dustjacket. Chipping around the edges of the dustjacket; price intact; previous owner's name on the front free endpaper. Arlott was a well-known writer and radio commentator on cricket. And this book was developed in the theory that cricket reflects the social life of its time. And he supported his theory with a brilliant selection of reproductions of scenes from matches as well as portraits of players, of English social life, and the development of the game itself.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good-. 12mo.

$14.95

SCHOTT'S SPORTING, GAMING AND IDLING MISCELLANY
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SCHOTT'S SPORTING, GAMING AND IDLING MISCELLANY

By Schott, Ben

London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2004. 160 pp. Blue boards lettered in gilt on the spine; headband; ribbon marker. Lightly rubbed on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; still has the advertising banner around the dj; no interior markings. Ben Schott is a British writer, photographer, and author of the Schott's Miscellanies and Schott's Almanac series. . First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 12mo.

$19.95

AMERICA'S CUP '87
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AMERICA'S CUP '87

By Wheatley, Keith (foreword by John Morris)

Toronto: Key Porter Books, 1986. (viii) 216 pp. Blue boards lettered in silver on the spine; endpaper maps and diagrams; headband. Lightly rubbed on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white plates. The Chapters are: Where Wealthy Men Gather; Have You Got What It Takes; Fremantle Booms Again; Bond's Boys; Born Out of Victory; American Efforts; Conner and the Canadians; New Zealand France and Italy; The Commercial Cup; Other Australian Efforts; The Common and the Goose; and Afterword: Slaves of the Circus; followed by an index.. First Printing - First Thus. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$14.95

THE COMPLETE BOOK OF HANG GLIDING - All About the Sport of Sky Sailing from Its Earliest Origins to Today's Techniques
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THE COMPLETE BOOK OF HANG GLIDING - All About the Sport of Sky Sailing from Its Earliest Origins to Today's Techniques

By Halacy, D. S. Jr.

New York: Hawthorn Books, 1975. 183 pp. Gold cloth lettered in black on the spine; illustrated with black and white photographs. Wear on the corners of the dustjacket with a few short nicks around the edges; price clipped; no interior markings. The Chapters are: The Sky Sailers; The Birth and Decline of Hang Gliding; The Rebirth of True Flight; Rogallo Kites: The Flexible Fliers; The Rigid-wing Gliders; Building Your Wings; Flying Like a Bird; Hanging Higher; Toward the Human-powered Airplane; and Hang Gliding Comes of Age; followed by appendices and an index.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$9.95

FUNDAMENTAL HANDBALL
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FUNDAMENTAL HANDBALL

By Phillips, Bernath E. (preface by C. Edward Beckett)

New York: A. S. Barnes and Company, 1937. (xiii) 124 pp. Beige cloth lettered in black on the front panel and spine; illustrated with black and white photographs and diagrams. Wear at the corners of the dustjacket with a few small nicks and chips around the edges; price intact; some darkening in the endpapers. The Contents are: An Introduction to the Sport: Handball Comes to America; Recent Developments; Handball as a Sport. To the Novice: Uniform; Equipment; Locker Room Procedure; Learning to Play; General Hints on Playing the Game; The Warm Up; Court Etiquette; Glossary of Terms. The Fundamentals: The Value of Proper Groundwork; Ways of Using the Hand; Footwork and Body Control; The Various Strokes; Drills and Games for Developing the Fundamentals; Serving. The Shots: Various Placements; Serves; Kill Shots. To the More Advanced Player: Hopping the Ball; The Punch Ball; Court Strategy; The Doubles Game; Conditioning for Tournament Play. To the Instructor: Mr Handball Goes to College; and Hints on Conducting a Course; followed by an appendix: Official WMCA and AAU Four Wall Soft Ball Handball Rules; Syllabus for Teaching Four Wall Handball; and Final Examination in Handball.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good-. 8vo.

$14.95

THE RED SMITH READER
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THE RED SMITH READER

By Smith, Red (edited by Dave Anderson) (foreword by Terence Smith)

New York: Vintage Books - Random House, 1983. (xii) 308 pp. Trade paperback format. Light wear on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Red Smith was one of the world's most widely read sports columnists and was only the secord sports writer to win a Pulitzer Prize. He was well known for saying, "Writing is easy. You just open a vein and bleed." This collection contains: I'd Like to Be Called a Good Reporter; Olympics; Racing; Football; Baseball; Politics; Some Other Sports; Fishing; Offbeat; Boxing; and Pals Colleagues and Himself.. First Printing - First Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$9.95

A UNIT OF WATER, A UNIT OF TIME - Joel White's Last Boat
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A UNIT OF WATER, A UNIT OF TIME - Joel White's Last Boat

By Whynott, Douglas

New York: Doubleday, 1999. 303 pp. Quarter-bound in gray on blue boards; lettered in gilt on the spine; illustrated endpapers; headband. Light rubbing on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. The Chapters are: LAUNCHINGS: June 1996; 1938; August 1996; 1943; September 1996. SETTING UP: October 1996; November 1996; December 1996. NITE BIRD: January 1997. THE BOAT SHOW: February 1997; March 1997. JOYFUL MUSIC: April 1997; May 1997; Memorial Day Weekend; and July 1997; followed by an Afterword and Sources and Works Cited.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$19.95

THE BEST OF MILT DUNNELL - Over 40 Years of Great Sportswriting
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THE BEST OF MILT DUNNELL - Over 40 Years of Great Sportswriting

By Dunnell, Milt (edited by Robert Brehl; Foreword by Angelo Dundee)

Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 1993. (xvii) 286 pp. Pale gray boards lettered in black on the spine; headband; illustrated endpapers; interior illustrated with black and white photographs. Light rubbing at the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. There are far too many articles here to list the entire contents but the Chapters are: Foreword by Angelo Dundee; Hockey; Football; Milt At Large; Horseracing; Boxing; and Baseball. Some of the highlights are: The Rangers Couldn't Use Howe - Gordie Howe signed by Detroit; It Couldn't Happen - It Could - in Montreal 1955 - The Riot Following Rocket Richard's Suspension; Gretzky Class - His Trademark Win or Lose; Tip of the Season and No Person Bet - 1954 - Marily Bell's Swim Across Lake Ontario; He Could Have Danced All Night - The Derby Record is Broken by Northern Dancer; Only One Man Had a Chance - Secretariat and Ron Turcotte Win the Triple Crown; You Can't Run and Still Win - Surgar Ray Robinson's Controversial Loss to Carmen Basilio; Science It Wasn't - A Sizzler It Was - In a Fight Against George Foreman, Ali Regains His Title; and many, many more.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$19.95

DEATH IN THE AFTERNOON
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DEATH IN THE AFTERNOON

By Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Scribner - Charles Scribner's Sons, 2003. 487 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Cover art by Peter Fiore. The Contents are: Chapters I to XX Inclusive; Illustrations; An Explanatory Glossary; Some Reactions of a Few Individuals to the Integral Spanish Bullfight; A Short Estimate of the American, Sidney Franklin, as a Matador; and Dates on Which Bullfights Will Ordinarily Be Held in Spain, France, Mexico, and Central and South America; followed by a bibliographical note.. Thirteenth Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good+. Illus. by Peter Fiore;. 8vo.

$19.95

RIPPED - Book (1) One: The Sensible Way to Achieve Ultimate Muscularity; Book (2) Two: Lost Fat, Stay Lean, Gain Muscle; Book (3) Three: The Recipes, the Routines, and the Reasons
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RIPPED - Book (1) One: The Sensible Way to Achieve Ultimate Muscularity; Book (2) Two: Lost Fat, Stay Lean, Gain Muscle; Book (3) Three: The Recipes, the Routines, and the Reasons

By Bass, Clarence

Albuquerque, New Mexico: Clarence Bass' Ripped Enterprises, 1992. (xiv) 88, 170, 195 pp. Trade paperback format. All three books have light edge and corner wear with flat uncreased spines; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Into body building or just into being fit and healthy? This works. To be clear, the three books here are: Book 1: The Sensible Way to Achieve Ultimate Muscularity; Book 2: Lost Fat, Stay Lean, Gain Muscle; and Book 3: The Recipes, the Routines, and the Reasons. The Contents are: 1: 2.4% Body Fat; Mr America Past 40 - Short Class; Most Muscular Man Past 40 Mr U.S.A.; and Conclusion: The Method Is the Message; followed by Profiles. 2: Introduction: The Principle of Adaptability; Staying Lean; Building Muscle; Peaking; and Training Psychology. 3: Introduction: Why Ripped 3; The Recipes; The Routines; and Final Reminders.. Later Printings. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$39.95

GREAT DAYS IN CANADIAN SPORT
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GREAT DAYS IN CANADIAN SPORT

By Roxborough, Henry

Toronto: The Ryerson Press, 1957. (vii) 222 pp. Pale blue boards lettered in orange on the spine. Edge and corner wear on the dustjacket with a short tear and associated creasing on the lower right of the front panel; small scuffed patch on the upper right of the front panel; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white plates. The Chapters are: The Sporting Spirit of '67; The Boy in Blue - The Story of Ned Hanlan; Canada's National Game - Toronto Lacrosse Club Tours England; They'll No Tak' Zorra - Zorra Wins World's Tug-o'-War Title; Hockey's Highest Honour - Ten Guineas Brought Enduring Fame to Lord Stanley; Three of a Kind - Lou Scholes Wins Diamond Sculls; Sherring Wins at Athens - The Fourth Modern Olympiad; Fighter to Preacher - Tommy Burns Wins World's Heavyweight Title; Pranks and Feats - The Story of Walter Knox; Tom the Great Indian - Tom Longboat Wins Boston Marathon; Canada versus the World - Three Great Olympic Hockey Teams; The Queen of the Fleet - The Story of the Schooner Bluenose; One in a Hundred - George Young Wins Catalina Swim; World's Fastest Human - Percy Williams Twice-Crowned Olympian; The Reign of the Conquering Grads - Dr James A. Naismith and Basketball; A Straight Shooter - Sandy Sommerville Wins at Five Farms; King of the Six-Day Cyclists - Victoria's Torchy Peden Wins Races to Nowhere; Storey's Sensational Splurge - Red Story; Barbara Ann Scott - Thrice Crowned Queen of the Blades; Little Miss Maple Leaf Wins British Open - Marlene Stewart Triumphs; A Modern Samson - Doug Hepburn World's Champion Lifter; Go V's Go - Penticton Club Wins World's Hockey Title; and This Is Our Lake - Marilyn Bell Swims Lake Ontario.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good-. 8vo.

$24.95

CRICKET COUNTRY
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CRICKET COUNTRY

By Blunden, Edmund

London: Collins - St James Library, 1951. 224 pp. First Thus - St James 13. Blue cloth decorated in gilt on the spine. Wear on the corners of the dustjacket with some chipping at the head of the spine; previous owner's name on the front free endpaper. The Chapters are: The Native Heath; A Fairly Passive Resister; Then and Now; Among the Moderns; Instead of Dingley Dell; The Stranger Was Admitted; Card of the Match; The Heroes; Men and Moments; Our Authors: An Opening Pair; Back to Malory; Incorrigibles; Paint Me Cricket; Rival Sports; Something of the Tail; Gargantua Played Cricket; Spirit of the Game; The Subject Continued; Beyond the Ground; The Road Runs On; Wednesday's Match; On a Trait of English Poetry; and All That Summer Glory.. First Printing - First Thus. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$14.95

ICE CAPADES OF 1955
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ICE CAPADES OF 1955

By Harris, John H. (producer) (Sonya Heine; Dick Palmer; Shirley Thomas; Jo Roddy; Lyall Stevenson; William Dougherty; Eddie Runyon; Stig Larson; Willa Kall; Rosemary Henderson; Helen Davidson; Donna Atwood; Irma Thomas; Larry Jackson; Bernie Lynam)

Hollywood, California: Ice Capades, 1955. Unpaginated. Staple-bound in pictorial colour covers; illustrated throughout with black and white photographs. Program from the 1955 Ice Capades. Folded and creased but it was autographed by many of the skaters. The skaters featured in the program are: Donna Atwood - signed; Bobby Specht - signed; The Old Smoothies - Orrin Markhus and Irma Thomas - signed; Larry Jackson and Bernie Lynam - signed; Alan Konrad - signed; Bobby Maxon and Rosemary Henderson; Helen Davidson - signed; Johnny Lettengarver and Don Bearson - signed; Ken Mullen and Ed Raiche - signed; Willia Kall; Hugh Forgie and Stig Larson; Eddie Runyon; Silvia and Michael - signed; and William Dougherty and Lyall Stevenson - signed. Also, from the Ice Ca'pets' - Jo Roddy - signed on the centre pages; Shirley Thomas - signed on the centre pages. And on the Behind the Scenes pages - signed by Dick Palmer and Sonya Heine.. Signed by Subject. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good-. 4to.

$49.95

THE GOLDEN AGE OF CANADIAN FIGURE SKATING
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THE GOLDEN AGE OF CANADIAN FIGURE SKATING

By Young, David

Toronto: Summerhill Press, 1984. 200 pp. Gray boards lettered in silver on the spine; pale gray endpapers; headband; illustrated with black and white plates. Light wear at the corners of the dustjacket; no interior markings. Dj art by Janet Wilson. The Contents are: Spring in February; Origins of Showmanship; A Man for All Sports; Demure Benumbed and Breakfastless; Ice Flowers; Girl in White Boots; Girl in Emerald Green; The Canadian Rose; Shining Star; In Search of a Picket Fence; Shiver Down the Spine; A Matter of Judgment; An Unlikely Pair; Star Dust; Return Home; Good Guys Finish First; Room at the Top; Forgotten Hero; A Power Play; A Political Scene; The Fallow Years; and Ice Gold; followed by an appendix and an index.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Janet Wilson;. 8vo.

$19.95

THE MARTIAL ARTIST'S BOOK OF FIVE RINGS - The Definitive Interpretation of Miyamot Musashi's Classic Book of Strategy
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THE MARTIAL ARTIST'S BOOK OF FIVE RINGS - The Definitive Interpretation of Miyamot Musashi's Classic Book of Strategy

By Kaufman, Stephen F. (introduction by Miyamoto Musashi)

Boston: Charles E. Tuttle, 1994. 106 pp. Trade paperback format. Light wear on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. The Chapters are: The Book of Earth; The Book of Water; The Book of Fire; The Book of Wind; and The Book of No Thing.. Later Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$9.95

HARD TACKLES AND DIRTY BATHS - The Inside Story of Football's Golden Era
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HARD TACKLES AND DIRTY BATHS - The Inside Story of Football's Golden Era

By Best, George (foreword by Phil Hughes)

London: Ebury Press, 2006. (xiv) 321 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine; previous owner's name inside. Illustrated with black and white and colour plates. Covering the period from 1960 through 1974, this was written just months before George Best, one of the greatest, died. The Daily Mirror called it a complete history of the sport before money and marketing took over.. First Printing - First Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$14.95

ALWAYS IN THE RUNNING - The Manchester United Dream Team
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ALWAYS IN THE RUNNING - The Manchester United Dream Team

By White, Jim

Edinburgh and London: Mainstream Publishing, 1996. 191 pp. Black boards lettered in silver on the spine; red endpapers; illustrated with colour plates. Light wear on the corners of the dustjacket with a short tear on the upper right of the front panel; price intact; no interior markings. The Contents are: Willie Morgan - Life on the Wing; Martin Buchan - The Man Who Made Motty; Gordon Hill - The Gordon Hill Joke Continues; Bryan Robson - Thirteen Years and Won the Lot; Norman Whiteside - Feet First; Paul McGrath - Ooh Aah Mine's a Jar; Mark Hughes - Not a Great Goal-Scorer Apparently; Steve Bruce - Captain Responsible; Ryan Giggs - Top Snog; Peter Schmeichel - You Know What They Say About Big Hands; Eric Cantona - The Leader of Our Football Team; and Alex Ferguson - The Boss.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$14.95

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