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From thoroughbred racing to billiards, the rare and collectible sports books section of the Biblio Rare Book Room has more than plenty of variety. Many of the books in the rare and collectible sports books section of the Biblio Rare Book Room are signed or are first editions, and many of them would be sure to increase the value of your personal rare and antique book collection. Some of the featured books below are signed biographies, and others are larger books about the history of a rare or unusual sport.



Works of Theodore Roosevelt by ROOSEVELT, Theodore

1882 Works of Theodore Roosevelt Winning the West Naval War Illustrated MAPS 7v "Knowing what's right doesn't mean much unless you do what's right." ― Theodore Roosevelt Mostly known for his Presidency of the United States of America, Theodore Roosev…

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books

$599.00


Sports and Sportsmen: South Africa; Sports and Sportsmen: South Africa and Rhodesia by Cape Times (Compiled and Edited by)

Cape Town, South Africa: Atkinson & Partners (S.A.) Limited, 1929. Both volumes are No. 60 of 500 copies. "South Africa is undated but came out around "South Africa and Rhodesia" which is dated 1929. Boards moderately warped. Ink stamp …

From Arizona Book Gallery

$1,000.00


GLADIATORS OF THE PRIZE RING : OR PUGILISTS OF AMERICA AND THEIR CONTEMPORARIES FROM JAMES J. CORBETT TO TOM HYER - WITH BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES AND AUTHENTIC RECORDS OF THEIR VICTORIES AND DEFEATS, EMBRACING ALL THE MEN OF NOTE OF ALL NATIONS.... by Edwards, Billy (William)

Chicago: The Athletic Publishing Co.. Good+. 1895. First Edition. Hardcover. Clean green cloth that has been skillfully rebacked . Text & hinges are tight & intact. Spine lettering faded & gilt lettering & decoration on front cover somew…

From Nick Bikoff, Bookseller

$435.00


Schönheit im Olympischen Kampf ( Important Association Copy in Year of Publication ) by Riefenstahl, Leni

Berlin: im Deutschen Verlag,, 1937. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR at half-title page - " Arthur Kiekebusch su wiedersehen 1937 herrlich (?) Leni Riefenstahl". Arthur Kiekebusch was a German production manager and director, best known for the 19…

From Dale Steffey Books

$5,000.00


POLO Magazine - 1927 & 1928, Volume I with 12 Bound Issues

This is a scarce, bound volume of POLO magazine ("The Magazine of the Game") that contains the publication's first 12 issues from June, 1927 to May, 1928 (a complete run of issues 1-12 from Volume 1). Fine binding with marbled covers, gilt lettering and d…

From CraigsClassics

$4,200.00


The wild sports of southern Africa: being the narrative of a hunting expedition from the Cape of Good Hope, through the territories of the Chief Moselekatse, to the Tropic of Capricorn by HARRIS, William Cornwallis

1852 Wild Sports of Southern Africa Harris Big Game Hunting Illustrated Binding The first book written exclusively of only big game hunting! William Cornwallis Harris was a 19th-century English explorer who is best remembered for his voyages to South Af…

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books

$1,500.00


The Sportfolio ( Complete in 6 Parts ) by Newnes George

London: George Newnes Limited, 1896. Complete in 6 parts, 140 pages, all pages illustrated. 15 Athletics, 6 Billiards, 6 Chess, 13 Cricket, 34 Cycling, 38 Football (Rugby and Soccer), 18 Golf, 4 Lawn Tennis, 4 Sculling, 2 Skating. A Who’s Who of Vict…

From George Jeffery Books

£425.00


Line Coaching; A Text of Detailed Football Instruction by Lieb, Thomas J

Tuscaloosa, Alabama: The Author, 1947. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on front end page - "Best Wishes to "Norm" Duncan A great Fullback when going was tough, Tom Lieb". A great college football Association Copy. Tom Lieb was an All-…

From Dale Steffey Books

$100.00


...Sting Like a Bee: The Muhammad Ali Story by Jose Torres; Preface by Norman Mailer ; Epilogue by Budd Schulberg; Sketches by Le Roy Neiman

New York: Abelard-Schuman, 1972. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on half-title page - "To Lenny, Good Luck Jose Torres". Fine, prior owner name and 1/72 front paste down, hidden by front flap, in a Very Good Plus dust jacket, front flap price-cli…

From Dale Steffey Books

$300.00


Sandow on Physical Training; A Study in the Perfect Type of the Human Form.... by Compiled and Edited, Under Mr. Sandow's Direction, by G. Mercer Adam

New York: J. Selwin Tait & Sons, 1894. "the Marvel of Anatomists, Sculptors, and Artists in the Nude; embracing the great Athlete's simple method of Physical Education for the Home, the Gymnasium, and the Army Training School; preceded by a …

From Dale Steffey Books

$1,000.00


Foreign Field Sports, Fisheries, Sporting Anecdotes, &c. &c. From Drawings by Messrs. Howitt, Atkinson, Clark, Manskirch, &c. With a Supplement of New South Wales. Containing One Hundred and Ten Plates by CLARK, John Heaviside, and others

London: Edward Orme, 1814. Joints and extremities rubbed but the orginal binding quite sound and attractive.. Quarto, 160 pages letterpress without pagination, 100 handcoloured aquatints with the 1813 New South Wales supplement bound at rear (this compr…

From Hordern House Rare Books

AU$12,500.00


Surfing Illustrated Volume 1, Number 1 (1962) by Staff Written

Walt Phillips Productions, 1962. Softcover. Very Good. Premier issue of Walt Phillips' Surfing Illustrated, The Magazine for Serious Surfers. Founded by noted surfer and surfing filmmaker Walt Phillips and "The Godfather of Surfphotography" LeRoy Granni…

From Midnight Books

$199.99


World Tennis - The World's Largest Tennis Magazine; Volume II, No.6, November, 1963 by Ashe, Arthur (Magazine Cover)

New York: Gladys Medalie Heldman, 1963. SCARCE. Most likely the first magazine cover for Arthur Ashe, the beloved African-American tennis champion, the first black player selected to the United States Davis Cup team and the only black man ever to win the …

From Dale Steffey Books

$150.00


Farewell Dinner menu to Members of the Australian Rowing Team competing at the 1952 Helsink Olympic Games

Australia, 1952. Card Menu (4 sides). Farewell Dinner to Members of the Rowing Section of the Australian Rowing Team at The Hermitage Sydney, Friday May 30, 1952. Given by Members of earlier Crews to have rowed at Henley on Thames. 27 handwritten signatur…

From J. Ruehle

AU$195.00


O. J. Simpson SIGNED in Pencil on Golf Score Card from Rancho Park Golf course , Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, California ( Former Football player tried Killing his xwife Nicole Simpson ) by O. J. Simpson SIGNED

NF/VG+ with Crease Fold not affecting signature, AUTOGRAPH GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC, O. J. Simpson SIGNED in Pencil on Golf Score Card. Signed by Author. First Edition. Unbound.…

From BLUFF PARK RARE BOOKS

$200.00


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