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Shadows of Darkness - Secrets of the Night Fighter, Campbell, Sid
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Gough Thomas's Gun Book - Shotgun lore for the sportsman, Garwood (M.Sc., C.Eng., F.I.C.E., F.I.E.E.), G.T.
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Iaido - The Way of the Sword, Finn, Michael
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Speedway with Briggo, Briggs, Barry
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The Complete Chub Angler, Seaman, Kenneth
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The Laws and Principles of Whist stated and explained, and its practice illustrated by an original system by means of hands played completely through, "Cavendish",
1 The Laws and Principles of Whist stated and explained, and its practice illustrated by an original system by means of hands played completely through
"Cavendish",. Thos. De La Rue, London, 1898. Twenty-third edition, Hardback, 170mm x 107mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, Twenty-third edition86th thousand state, xii prelims, 306pp. plus advertisments, Black and white illustrations. Fair/NoWrapper. Book in fair condition given age. Binding repaired with clear tape at front endpaper/board. Spine frayed at top edge. Generally bumped and scuffed, a little darkened by age, owner name stamp, pages otherwise clean with a handful of pencil notes. Detailed and popular late Victorian guide for the expert whist player. Catalogue: Sport and games. Keywords: Whist, rubber, trick, trump. 9545

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First Class Cricket Matches 1890, ,
2 First Class Cricket Matches 1890
,. Association of Cricket Statisticians, Haughton Mill, Notts., Paperback, 214mm x 149mm , 144pp. plus index, Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback has been handled only occasionally - clean and unmarked with no creasing. Reference resource containing full scorecards of all first-class cricket matches in the 1890 English season - including those of that year's Ashes Tests. Catalogue: Sport and games. Keywords: Cricket, 1890, Ashes. 9236

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Sailing Directions East & North Coasts of Ireland, ,
3 Sailing Directions East & North Coasts of Ireland
,. Irish Cruising Club, Dublin, 1979. sixth edition, Hardback, 25cm x 19cm cream cloth boards, gilt titles, sixth edition, 146+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +. Book is tight and clean with no obvious imperfections.1988 supplement booklet within flap on rear inner board. Dustwrapper (now protected) is chipped around edges. Guide for sailors and yachtsmen around the East and Northern coasts of Ireland, compiled by members of the Irish Cruising Club. With twenty pages of photographs. Catalogue: Sea Voyages. Keywords: Ireland, yacht, sailing This book is unusually heavy or large and may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 1344

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Worcester County Cricket Club Year Book 1967, ,
4 Worcester County Cricket Club Year Book 1967
,. Worcestershire CCC, Worcester, 1967. first edition, Paperback, 183mm x 121mm , 160pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Paperback has been read, covers show evidence of handling over years, pages clean and unmarked. Worcestershire county cricket annual containing results and reviews of the 1966 season, as well as fixtures for 1967 and sundry articles and features. Catalogue: Sport and games. Keywords: cricket, Worcestershire, county. 9745

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Random Shots - An anthology of shooting stories, Akehurst, Richard
5 Random Shots - An anthology of shooting stories
Akehurst, Richard. W.H. Allen, London, 1972. first edition, Hardback, 240mm x 163mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, x prelims, 294pp. Good +/Good +. Exterior bumped with fading at ends of spine, block edges worn with some grubbiness from handling, else clean and tight. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some wear and darkeing from gae, edges frayed with some loss at extremities. A selection of tales of sports shooting from all over the world from the 19th and 20th centuries. Catalogue: Sport and games. Keywords: hunt, game, elephant, shotgun. 13688

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Another Word from Arlott, Allen, David Rayvern;   Arlott, John         (ed)
6 Another Word from Arlott
Allen, David Rayvern; Arlott, John (ed). Guild Publishing, London, 1985. first thus, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first thus, viii prelims, 312pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Gift Inscription. Spine a little bumped and book has been read but no obvious impefections. Clean and tight. Dustwrapper (now protected) has spine colour faded and minimal wear to edges but overall clean and presentable. Book club edition of "A further collection of John Arlott's broadcasts, cricket commentaries and writings." Catalogue: Sport and games. Keywords: Arlott, cricket, BBC, poetry. 8465

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Cricket with Grace - An Illustrated Anthology on "W.G.", Allen, David Rayvern;   Arlott, John         (ed)
7 Cricket with Grace - An Illustrated Anthology on "W.G."
Allen, David Rayvern; Arlott, John (ed). Unwin Hyman, London, 1990. first edition, Hardback, 252mm x 194mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 160+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book is not new and has been read but no obvious imperfections. Just a little dusting to top block edge. Dustwrapper has been handled but still clean with minimal wear. The first full-scale anthology of writings about the first superstar of criicket, with a Foreword by Arlott. Catalogue: Sport and games. Keywords: Grace, Gloucestershire, cricket. 8466

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A History of Cricket, Altham, H.S. ;   Swanton, E.W.
8 A History of Cricket
Altham, H.S. ; Swanton, E.W.. George Allen & Unwin, London, 1947. third edition, Hardback, 220mm x 142mm green vellum binding, blue titles, third edition, 476+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Spine and boards a little bumped, but clean. Block also clean - just a little evidence of handling of block edges. Third edition of what was the standard history of cricket, begun by Altham, completed by Swanton with an Introduction by Sir Pelham Warner. Catalogue: Sport and games. Keywords: Cricket, Lord's, Hambledon, Ashes. 9538

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Fred - Portrait of a Fast Bowler, Arlott, John
9 Fred - Portrait of a Fast Bowler
Arlott, John. Eyre Methuen, London, 1973. first edition, Hardback, 222mm x 143mm red cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 6th impression, , 192+pp. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good +++. Book is tight and clean with just a little grubbiness to block edges, light differential fading to endpapers, board edges faded at top. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some colour fading to spine and edges, else clean and presentable. Arlott's masterly biography offers a sympathetic yet not uncritical account of the deeds (and misdeeds) of Fred Trueman - the great fast bowler from a Yorkshire pit village. Catalogue: Sport and games. Keywords: Yorkshire, Maltby, Statham, Ashes. 12193

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Gloves, Glory & God, Armstrong, Henry
10 Gloves, Glory & God
Armstrong, Henry. Sportsmans Book Club, London, 1960. first thus, Hardback, 8vo maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 224pp. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Spine a little bumped, one or two scuff marks to board mbut book otherwise tight, clean and unmarked. Dustwrapper has a little shelfwear with light fraying at top of spine and bottom front corner. Otherwise clean and unmarked. Recollections of a great American boxer. Catalogue: Sport and games. Keywords: Boxing, negro, Armstrong. 5164

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11 Humour in Sports
Aye, John. Universal Publications, London, 1932. first edition, Hardback, 188mm x 122mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 282pp. plus advertisments,Good/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Spine and boards bumped, block edges darkened and dusty, differential fading to endpapers. Collection of amusing sporting tales. Catalogue: Sport and games. Keywords: Sport, stories, cricket, boxing. 5634

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String Figures - An Amusement for Everybody, Ball, W.W. Rouse
12 String Figures - An Amusement for Everybody
Ball, W.W. Rouse. W. Heffer, Cambridge, 1921. second edition, Hardback, 193mm x 145mm buff decorated card boards, 69pp. Black and white illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Book is generally bumped and worn by age, with some darkening, light staining and fraying to bottom board corners. Differential fading to endpapers and an handful of ink notes. Else clean and tight. Guide to the ancient pastime of string figure-making, with illustrations. Catalogue: Sport and games. Keywords: string, figure, fish. 9548

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A La Recherche du Cricket Perdu = An Anthology of New Writing, Barnes, Simon
13 A La Recherche du Cricket Perdu = An Anthology of New Writing
Barnes, Simon. Macmillan, London, 1989. first edition, Hardback, 205mm x 135mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 138pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by David Smith. Good +++/Good +++. Owners inscription. Book has been read but still clen and tight. Dustwrapper is clean with light wear only, front flap folded over at bottom corner. Highly imaginative work in which Barnes presents short stories and vignettes about thegame of cricket in the manner of great writers including Proust, Wilde and Shakespeare ("The Tragedy of Prince Botham Part Two.") Catalogue: Sport and games. Keywords: cricket, batsman, Homer, Fleming. 12128

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The Game Goes On, Batchelor, Denzil
14 The Game Goes On
Batchelor, Denzil. Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, 1947. first edition, Hardback, 22cm x 14cm light blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 182pp. Fair/Fair. Book is an austerity production with associated feeling of flimsiness in hands. Boards faded to 1cm along bottom edge, block edges dusty but pages basically clean and unmarked. Dustwrapper is worn and grubby from handling with wear and some fraying to edges. Recollections of famous cricket matches - mostly Ashes tests - by an Australian journalist who was there. Catalogue: Sport and games. Keywords: Ashes, cricket, Bradman, McCabe. 9536

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The Match I Remember, Batchelor, Denzil
15 The Match I Remember
Batchelor, Denzil. Werner Laurie, London, 1950. first edition, Hardback, 220mm x 143mm purple cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 208+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good. Book has been well read. Spine bumped, board edges faded, foxing to bottom edge of block only. Else clean and tight. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some chipping to edges and light staining to rear but still presentable, with protection. Anthology of recollections of great cricket matches in which authors of the calibre of Hobbs, Tate and O'Reilly themselves played. Catalogue: Sport and games. Keywords: Cricket, Ashes, Peebles. 9748

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The Angling Times Book of the Wye, Baverstock, Leslie
16 The Angling Times Book of the Wye
Baverstock, Leslie. David & Charles, Newton Abbot, 1981. first edition, Hardback, 221mm x 140mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 192pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is not new but still tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear. An expert guide to game and coarse fishing on all reaches of the Wye. Catalogue: Sport and games. Keywords: Wye, fishing, salmon, chub. 9870

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17 Twin Ambitions - An Autobiography
Bedser, Alec ; Bannister, Alex. Stanley Paul, London, 1986. first edition, Hardback, 222mm x 140mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 217+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Book has been handled but srill clean and tight with no obvious imperfections. Memoir of famous English cricketer and selector, with ongoing reference to his twin brother and fellow player, Eric. Catalogue: Sport and games. Keywords: Bradman, selector, Botham, cricket. 12091

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Foxhounds and their handling in the field, Bentinck, Lord Henry
18 Foxhounds and their handling in the field
Bentinck, Lord Henry. Arthur L. Humphreys, London, 1922. first edition, Pamphlet, 222mm x 144mm , 27pp. Good +/NoWrapper. Little pamphlet has been handled, faint creasing and a hint of foxing to opening/closing pages, else clean. A little monograph on the art of mastering foxhounds on the hunt, by Lord Bentinck (1804-1870) introduced by Viscount Chaplin. Catalogue: Sport and games. Keywords: hunt, pack, Lord, fox. 14794

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The Walkers of Southgate - A Famous Brotherhood of Cricketers, Bettesworth, W.A. ;   Sachs, E.T.         (ed)
19 The Walkers of Southgate - A Famous Brotherhood of Cricketers
Bettesworth, W.A. ; Sachs, E.T. (ed). Methuen, London, 1900. Hardback, 229mm x 145mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, , xv prelims, 439+pp. plus index, plus advertisments, Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Exterior bumped and scuffed, block edges darkened and ragged, differential fading to endpapers, pages overall clean. Contemporary account of the feats of a family of Victorian cricketers, with statistical records and 19 photographs, edited by Sachs with reminiscences by the likes of Sydney Pardon and Lord Harris. Catalogue: Sport and games. Keywords: cricket, batsman, bowler, Southgate This book may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website in order to ensure that it is fully covered for an appropriate amount of compensation in the event of loss in the post. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 13048

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That's Out!, Bird, Dickie
20 That's Out!
Bird, Dickie. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1999. first thus, Hardback, 247mm x 202mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 160pp. Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Near Fine/Very Good. Book is near fine. Dustwrapper has been handled occasionally. Just a hint of shelfwear creasing at top of front. Updated - and illustrated - edition of Bird's original 1985 text, reviewing his life at the centre of cricket. Catalogue: Sport and games. Keywords: Cricket, umpire, Bird, Lillee. 5618

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The Reminiscences of Frank Gillard (Huntsman) with the Belvoir Hounds 1860 to 1896, Bradley, Cuthbert
21 The Reminiscences of Frank Gillard (Huntsman) with the Belvoir Hounds 1860 to 1896
Bradley, Cuthbert. Edward Arnold, London, 1898. first edition, Hardback, 221mm x 153mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xix prelims, 294pp. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Less than good/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Book generally old and worn, spine and boards grubby, block edges ragged, some plates detached but present. Illustated memoirs of an English huntsman. Catalogue: Sport and games. Keywords: Hunt, Belvoir, Rutland, hounds This book may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website in order to ensure that it is fully covered for an appropriate amount of compensation in the event of loss in the post. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 7255

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Farewell to Cricket, Bradman, Don
22 Farewell to Cricket
Bradman, Don. Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1950. first edition, Hardback, 222mm x 145mm green cloth boards, blue titles, first edition, 320+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Fair/Fair. Owners inscription. Spine and boards bumped, fraying at top of spine, also hints of foxing to boards, with latter also affecting top block edge and endpapers. Block darkened with age but clean and binding good. Dustwrapper (now protected) has wear to edges. Foxing to rear and loss of up to 1/2 of spine. First edition of one of the most substantial cricket memoirs of all - by the greatest player ever to pick up a bat. Catalogue: Sport and games. Keywords: Bradman, Farewell, 99.94. 8461

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Donkey Man, Brewer, Ron
23 Donkey Man
Brewer, Ron. Hutchinson, London, 1964. first edition, Hardback, 8vo grey cloth boards, red titles, first edition, 128pp. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Fair. Previous owner's name. Spine and boards bumped. Block edges a little grubby. Small stain to base of front endpaper. Dustwrapper (now protected) has general wear and grubbiness with1 sq cm of loss at centre of spine. Ron Brewer, self-styled Donkey Proprietor, describes his life-long experience with donkeys. Catalogue: Sport and games. Keywords: Donkey, Shetland, rides. 5177

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Modern Salmon Fishing, Bridges, Antony
24 Modern Salmon Fishing
Bridges, Antony. Adam & Charles Black, London, 1963. third edition, Hardback, 228mm x 146mm maroon cloth boards, silver gilt titles, third edition, 228+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good/Fair. Book has been well read but overall tight and clean save for isolated foxing to right block edge, bottom edge ragged as produced. Dustwrapper is generally well handled, worn and faded around edges, with colour fading also to spine. A "comprehensive work on the whole art band sport of fishing for salmon" first published in 1939. Catalogue: Sport and games. Keywords: salmon, fishing, fly, wading. 9871

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Speedway with Briggo, Briggs, Barry
25 Speedway with Briggo
Briggs, Barry. Souvenir Press, London, 1974. first edition, Hardback, 240mm x 183mm black cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 124pp. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good +++. Inscribed by author. Exterior nice and clean, block edges tanned with some foxing, pages clean overall. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear. Photo-heavy guide to speedway racing by a long-time superstar of the sport. Catalogue: Sport and games. Keywords: motorcycle, Kiwi, speedway. 14860

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Living Canoeing, Byde, Alan
26 Living Canoeing
Byde, Alan. Adam & Charles Black, London, 1972. second edition, Hardback, 223mm x 149mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, second edition, 266pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good. Spien and boards a litle bumped, some light fading to top edge of front board, book otherwise clean and tight with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean, though spine and top edge of front has faded. Second edition of popular illustrated guide to all aspects of canoeing. Catalogue: Sport and games. Keywords: Canoe, surfing, paddle. 8468

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Shadows of Darkness - Secrets of the Night Fighter, Campbell, Sid
27 Shadows of Darkness - Secrets of the Night Fighter
Campbell, Sid. Paladin Press, Boulder, CO, 1985. first edition, Paperback, 215mm x 137mm , x prelims, 165pp. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Fair/NoWrapper. Paperback has been well read, some creasing and curling, block edges grubby, light staining to a handful of pages also. Illustrated guide to unarmed self-defense in conditions of darkness, by a 6th degree karate black belt. Catalogue: Sport and games. Keywords: karate, combat, defense, martial. 14928

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Shuriken Throwing, Campbell, Sid
28 Shuriken Throwing
Campbell, Sid. Paladin Press, Boulder, CO, 1984. first edition, Paperback, 214mm x 138mm , x prelims, 140pp. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback is clean with minimal wear from handling. Illustrated guide to the deadly "throwing star" weapon which forms part of the arsenal of the trained ninja warrior. Catalogue: Sport and games. Keywords: star, ninja, combat, weapon. 14927

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Cornish Shipwrecks: Volume 2: the North Coast, Carter, Clive
29 Cornish Shipwrecks: Volume 2: the North Coast
Carter, Clive. David & Charles, Newton Abbot, 1970. first edition, Hardback, 8vo light blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 236pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Very Good. Owners inscription. Book tight and solid, with clean text and plates. Foxing to top of block. Dustwrapper (now protected) has a chip at base of spine, otherwise bright and clean. Authoritative second volume locating the shipwrecks of Northern Cornwall, with typically dramatic stories of how the vessels met their fate. Catalogue: Sailing. Keywords: Shipwreck, Cornwall, doom. 5290

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The Budding Angler, Cass (M.B.E.), A.R. Harris
30 The Budding Angler
Cass (M.B.E.), A.R. Harris. Herbert Jenkins, London, first edition, Hardback, 17cm x 13cm green cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 126+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Fair/Fair. Owners inscription. Book is a wartime production, generally bumped and worn, some foxing to edges, also outward bowing to boards which have a fitted brown paper jacket, beneath d/w. Dustwrapper (now protected) is generally worn and chipped with some surface rubbing. Undated but with a 1944 inscription, this is a handy illustrated guide for the novice angler. Catalogue: Sport and games. Keywords: fish, angling, river, tackle. 13952

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