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ROWING & SCULLING

By: 'STROKE', Illustrated by GORDON ROBINSON

Price: £22.00

Publisher: London, FREDERICK WARNE & CO, LTD.: 1928

Seller ID: 49118


First Edition. 8vo. This is the 'Cloth' Edition - which is in actuallity a sort of 'oilskin-type' cloth on card covers. It has the full length picture of an Oarsman/Punter? on the front, and a lovely 'sporting' Ovaltine Advert on the back. The cover illustration is by Gordon Robinson. Approx 7" x 5". 64pp. Spine sl. faded. A little light foxing, mainly on e/ps and fore-edges. Some b/w illus (unsigned, but probably Robinson too) in the text. In the Series 'Warnes ... View more info

Image for Das Erste Jartausend Der Schachlitteratur (850-1880). LIMITED EDITION Facsimile. With an Introduction by Dale A. Brandreth and a Postscript and Errata by Egbert Meissenburg.

Das Erste Jartausend Der Schachlitteratur (850-1880). LIMITED EDITION Facsimile. With an Introduction by Dale A. Brandreth and a Postscript and Errata by Egbert Meissenburg.

By: A. Van Der Linde

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Yorklyn, DE, USA, Caissa Limited Editions,: 1979

Edition: Facsimile Limited Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 114144

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


Number 130 of 700 copies ONLY. With an Introduction by Dale A. Brandreth and a Postscript and Errata by Egbert Meissenburg. FINE Royal Blue cloth-covered boards with Bright Gilt titling and bright gilt logo to the front cover, and bright gilt titling to the spine. Page fore-edges are clean white and crisp and Internally there are NO Inscriptions or Marks. (8pp) + 112pp + (4pp) . Introduction and Preamble in English, French and German. The Postscript and Errata are in Eng... View more info

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Michael Adams. Development of a Grandmaster (SIGNED Copy)

By: Adams, Bill & Michael Adams

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Oxford UK, Pergamon Chess: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 114756

ISBN: 0080378021

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's glossy pictorial card covers. (viii) + 147pp + (1) , with illustrations of the usual chess game example diagrams in b/w and some b/w photo illustrations. Includes commentary on 50 games. SIGNED in ink by Michael Adams on the half title page under the printed title. Covers are very good, smooth clean spine, but the page fore-edges are oddly very grubby, it almost looks as if someone had rubbed them with charcoal or just very badly stored, hence... View more info

Image for Programme for International & Championship Boxing Including the Heavyweight Contest between Tommy Farr and Lloyd Marshall. Carmarthen. December 4th 1950.

Programme for International & Championship Boxing Including the Heavyweight Contest between Tommy Farr and Lloyd Marshall. Carmarthen. December 4th 1950.

By: Albert Davies Presents

Price: £95.00

Publisher: Wales, Albert Davies: 1950

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 114617

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Official Programme 1/-. Albert Davies Presents International and Championship Boxing. Market Hall, Carmarthen. Monday, December 4th, 1950. Buff coloured card covers, titles printed in blue and red. Some light wear and one nick (c 1cm) to the foot of the programme and runs through the booklet to the rear cover not affecting any text or image. The programme has been folded at some time and has a light crease running top to bottom again through the whole programme. A former... View more info

Image for Surveying for Boy Scouts. with Sectional Paper for Survey Work. Revised by Scoutmaster Ernest Alderson ... with Chapters on Map Reading

Surveying for Boy Scouts. with Sectional Paper for Survey Work. Revised by Scoutmaster Ernest Alderson ... with Chapters on Map Reading

By: Albert Harman

Price: £14.00

Publisher: Glasgow, Brown, Son & Ferguson, Limited. ,: (1934)

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 114126

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


NO DATE given, but priced at 9d, and came in with a few other Scouting books presumed of a similar date (? ) but one of which was dated 1943. In the original lettered and illustrated, thin, light beige/cream coloured, card covers with red titling and illustration to front cover. The former owner's name in ink to the top of the front cover. Some light foxing (browny spots) all over and some dust discolouration to the covers, but NO tears or damage. Page fore-edges lightly... View more info

'GOLF' Birthday Card

By: Anon

Price: £7.50

Seller ID: 106888

Condition: Good+


This card depicts, in full colour, a pair of ladies legs in (40's?) golf shoes with the lower half of a golf club by a 'hole' ready to make a golf swing and lettered " 'Birthday Greetings' Hope I've got the right Address" - Inside the double fold 'pop's -out' very slightly with the picture of a ladie golfer (slightly Donald McGill style) having made a swing - "I wish you all you care FORE - the 'Fore' above the red face and bent nose of a 'toff' whose be... View more info

Pontardulais Cricket Club Centenary 1876-1976

By: Anon

Price: £11.00

Publisher: Pontardulais Cricket Club: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 107581

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Clean dark blue boards with bright gilt titling to spine. Hinges sound. 171pp. Numerous black/white illustrations. Advertisements. Contents include; Facts in the first quarter century; a glimpse into the early history of Club and Village life; Recollections; memorable moments; hockey; rugby; soccer; cricket history etc. CLEAN TIGHT AND BRIGHT.; 107581; 8vo View more info

Ice Skating and Dancing By A Silver Medallist How to Begin, How to Figure Skate, How to Waltz and Ten Step, How to Perfect Your Style.

By: Anon

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, W Foulsham & Co Ltd:

Seller ID: 107828

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Fully illustrated in black and white. (Filled with lovely black and white period photographic illustrations, diagrams etc. No date, c 1920's. Staples rusting. Illustrated card covers, small ink mark to rear cover, faint stain to front cover, clear red/black titling. NO INSCRIPTIONS. 64pp. Contents include; equipment, how to start, first steps, curves, inside/outside edges, forward outside/inside eight, the three, the drop three, the circus step, spirals, the mohawk, the ... View more info

Image for The World Cup . The Official Programme, Mexico 1970 Le Programme Officiel, El Programa Oficial, Offizielles Programm

The World Cup . The Official Programme, Mexico 1970 Le Programme Officiel, El Programa Oficial, Offizielles Programm

By: Anon

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Queen Magazine Ltd: 1970

Edition: Presumed First UK Edition

Seller ID: 113443

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


64 pp. Advertisements. Illus in colour and black/white. NO INSCRIPTIONS OR MARKS. CLEAN AND BRIGHT. Football memorabilia. Text in 4 different languages including English. Pictures of players, inc. Beckenbauer (W. Germany) , Charlton, Charlton & Moore (England) , Pele (Brazil). Plus Photographs of other footballers, stadiums, etc. ; 8vo Slim View more info

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First Steps in Scouting. How to Pass Tenderfoot and Second-Class Tests.

By: Anon

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Glasgow, Brown, Son & Ferguson, Ltd. ,: 1943

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 114125

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


In the original lettered and decorated, thin, light orangy coloured, card covers with green titling and illustration to front cover. Some patchy light foxing (browny spots) and a few light marks to the inner edges of the front cover, staples rusting but sound, and corners very lightly creased but OVERALL VERY CLEAN. 1943 staple-bound booklet of 64 pages. Internally the former owner's name neatly written in the 'Name' box of the 'To be Filled in by the Scout' o/w No other... View more info

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The New Book of Games. A Period Novelty BOOK of GAMES

By: Anon (The Syndicate Publishing Co Ltd For Allied Newspapers Ltd)

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, The Syndicate Publishing Co Ltd (For Allied Newspapers Ltd): 1940

Edition: Presumed First UK Edition

Seller ID: 114707

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


No Date (circa 1940s, but could be as early as 1920s? ). In the original publisher's glossy pictorial paper covered boards with a cloth spine containing a card tube. An Unusual 'Games' Book consisting of various playing 'Boards', and the text with Instructions, and Diagrams of 'How to play them'. The Centre text pages, printed on cheaper paper, have lots of different b/w Games/Puzzles, A Little 'Magic' and 'How to play them', etc, some illustrated. Inside the cloth tube ... View more info

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Rugby Annual for Wales 1981-82 (Welsh Brewers) WRU Centenary Review

By: Arwyn Owen (editor)

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Cardiff, Welsh Brewers Ltd. ,: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 114596

ISBN: 0953664848

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Wales Rugby Annual for 1981-1982, sponsored by Welsh brewers Ltd. In the original publisher's pictorial card covers. Very slight edge wear - negligible. Smooth uncreased spine and tight and bright inside with No Inscriptions or Marks.128 pps. Illustrated throughout in b/w, with some colour to the adverts. WRU Centenary Review issue - with numerous Rugby & Rugby related Articles, Adverts and Statistics, etc. See Images; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall View more info

Advertising Art of Steiff . Teddy Bears and Playthings

By: Ayers, Dottie & Donna Harrison

Price: £14.00

Publisher: Maryland, Hobby House Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 111966

ISBN: 087588363X

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Dark blue boards with bright gilt titling to the spine and front cover. In the original publishers pictorial dustjacket, which is not price-clipped. There is some very light edge-wear and a couple of closed tears to the dustjacket covers which are neatly repaired to the inside with clear archive tape, otherwise there are NO inscriptions or other marks. 127 pp. Illustrated with colour and b/w plates. Overall, apart from the minor 'faults', as detailed above, this is an Ex... View more info

Golf - the Golden Years . a Pictorial Anthology

By: Baddiel, Sarah & Peter Dobereiner

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Bracken Books: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112075

ISBN: 1851703209

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Dark green flecked boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket, which is not price-clipped. There is very light rubbing to the top and bottom of the cloth spine. A few of the rear pages are very slightly wrinkled, otherwise there are NO inscriptions or other marks.175 pp. Illustrated throughout with colour plates. Afterword. Overall, this is an Excellent, Very Clean, Tight and Bright, 'Fine' copy. "This work is a cel... View more info

The Lord's Taverners Fifty Greatest. The Fifty Gretest Post-War Cricketers From About The World.

By: Bailey, Trevor; Benaud, Richie; Cowdrey, Colin; Laker, Jim (Selected By)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Heinemann - Quixote: 1983

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 50512

ISBN: 0434980390

Condition: Fine in Very Good dust jacket


"Quite simply,there has never been a cricket book like this one.Three ex England players - Trevor Bailey, Colin Cowdrey and Jim Laker - and former Australian Test captain Richie Benaud have joined forces as a selection committee to choose the fifty greatest post-war cricketers from around the world.......(Depicting) in full colour 50 Magnificent full colour portraits by 4 Artists- Mike Francis; Ivan Rose; Rodger Towers; and Ron Wooton.... based on the action phot... View more info

Snow and Ice Climbing

By: Barry John

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Wiltshire, The Crowood Press: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 60129

ISBN: 0946284644

Condition: Good+


Hard Cover. Good Plus/Good+. First Edition. Ex-Lib Usual Stamps and Marks. 8vo Chunky. Over 100 photographs in colour and black and white and instructional diagrams. Comprehensive coverage of techniques and equipment.; Ex-Library; Chunky 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

Victorian Parlor Games

By: Beaver, Patrick

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Nashville, Thomas Nelson Inc:

Edition: First US Edn

Seller ID: 106809

ISBN: 0840766084

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


(1974) Price clipped, dustwrap is torn with some loss to front of dustwrap, dusty, clean maroon boards with bright gilt titling to front cover and to spine, small booksellers label to front flap. Name/Writing front endpaper. Black and white illustrations. Internally excellent, CLEAN TIGHT AND BRIGHT. ; 106809; 8vo View more info

Playing Cards History of the Pack and Explanations of its Many Secrets

By: Benham, W. Gurney

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Spring Books: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 111897

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Pink boards with black titling to the spine and black decoration to the front cover. No Dustjacket. There is very light sunning to the spine, although the lettering is still bright and clear. There are NO inscriptions or other marks. (vii) + 196 pp. Illustrated with b/w and colour plates. Index; Index to Illustrations. Overall, this is a Clean, Tight and Secure, Near 'Fine' copy. "One of the chief objects of this book is to make players and also manufacturers of play... View more info

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Schach-Schule. Ein Planmäßig Und Allgemeinverständlich Verfaßtes Lehrbuch (SIGNED by the Author / Vom Verfasser Signiert)

By: Bogoljubow, E.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Konkordia, Germany, Bühl-Baden,: 1935

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 114713

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Pictorial card covers. Titled and decorated in black and red. Overall Very Good but lacks a tiny sliver of the very bottom of the spine (0.1cm). Edges slightly discoloured, one surface scrape to the rear cover but overall VG. Page fore-edges lightly and uniformly 'dusty' with age. SIGNED by the AUTHOR under his picture on the Title page. Otherwise Internally excellent with NO Inscriptions or Marks. 127 pp with b/w photos and the usual chess diagram examples. See Images; ... View more info

A-Z of Manchester Football 100 Years of Rivalry 1878 -1978

By: Brandon Derek

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Boondoggle Limited: 1978

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 108915

Condition: Very Good in As New dust jacket


Very clean Pictorial card covers. A former owner has coloured the VERY edges of the book with a black pen, but this actual looks good o/w there are No Inscriptions or Marks. Internally very clean with a tight (uniformly browning lightly) text block. No loose or missing leaves. Overall an Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info