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Image for The Game’s Afoot! An Anthology of Sports, Games & the Open Air.

The Game’s Afoot! An Anthology of Sports, Games & the Open Air.

By: DARWIN, BERNARD (ed):

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Sidgwick and Jackson. London. 1926 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 76513


Hardback. Tall 8vo. (8 x 5.5 ins.) In green cloth covers with gilt lettering to spine and front. In very good condition. Spine slightly faded and slightly nicked/rubbed at ends. Minor rubbing to boards and edges. Endpapers darkened. Neat inscription to front. Some mild foxing and marks to pages. Else a tight copy. 331pp. Collection of stories with a sporting or outdoors theme. Authors include, R.S.Surtees, Charles Dickens, Thackeray, Sir Walter Scott, George Borrow, Neville Cardus, Izaak Walton, Erskine Childers, Robert Louis Stevenson, R.D.Blackmore, Samuel Pepys, Rupert Brooke, H.G.Wells. View more info

Image for MOTOR RACING (27). The Lonsdale Library

MOTOR RACING (27). The Lonsdale Library

By: DAVIS, S.C.H. (ed.):

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Seeley Service and Co. 1939 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 70687


Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In brown buckram with gilt to spine and front. In very good condition. Spine slightly faded. Mild foxing to edges. Else a clean and tight copy. 256 pp. With 66 b/w plates and 72 text illustrations. 23 chapters on different aspects of motor racing, written by a range of writers including Raymond Mays, R.A.Railton, R.Seaman, George Eyston, S.C.H.Davis, J.R.Cobb and Earl Howe. View more info

Image for MOUNTAINEERING. Badminton Library.

MOUNTAINEERING. Badminton Library.

By: DENT, C.T. (et al.):

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Longmans, Green, & Co. London. 1892 1st. edition:

Seller ID: 59081


Tall 8vo. In brown pictorial cloth covers with gilt mountaineer to spine. Decorated endpapers. In very good condition. Spine slightly faded and rubbed at ends. Owner’s bookplate to front endpaper. Else a clean and tight copy. 439pp.13 plts.& 91 text ills. by H.G. Willink and others. Contributions by W.M.Conway, D.W.Freshfield, C.E.Mathews, C.Pilkington, Sir F.Pollock, H.G.Willink, and introduction by Mr.Justice Wills. View more info

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Commentary on the Laws of Duplicate Contract Bridge 1987.

By: ENDICOTT, GRATTAN / HANSEN, BENT KEITH:

Price: £6.00

Publisher: European Bridge League. 1992 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 73257


Size 8.5 x 11.75 inches. In maroon cloth covers with gilt to front. In near fine condition. A very clean and tight copy. 390pp. With game diagrams. Bridge is a complex game with a detailed Code of Laws. the authors face the problems of interpretation and application to provide expert assistance to Tournament Directors and Appeals Committees. View more info

Image for Fox-Hunting. The Lonsdale Library volume VII. With Five Colour plates, Eighteen Reproductions of Hunting pictures, Forty-Five Illustrations.

Fox-Hunting. The Lonsdale Library volume VII. With Five Colour plates, Eighteen Reproductions of Hunting pictures, Forty-Five Illustrations.

By: FREDERICK, Sir CHARLES, et al:

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Seeley Service and Co. Ltd., 1930 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 77802


Hardback, Size approx 9 x 5.5 inches. In brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine and monogram to front. Top edges browned. In very good condition. Spine faded. Some slight rubbing to edges. Neat inscription to front endpaper, dated 1935. Else a very clean and tight copy. 366pp. Illustrated with Five Colour plates, Eighteen Reproductions of Hunting pictures, Forty-Five Illustrations. (61 plates, 8 ills & maps in text.) View more info

Image for This Smoking World. With an introductory essay by Sir Montague Shearman.

This Smoking World. With an introductory essay by Sir Montague Shearman.

By: HAMILTON, A.E.:

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co. Ltd. 1928 1st edition:

Seller ID: 77980


Hardback, 7.5 x 5 inches. In light yellow cloth covers, with dark blue printed lettering to spine and blocked lettering to front. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (DW darkened and a little rubbed around edges, tiny tear nr spine edge). Cloth clean, bottom corners slightly bumped. Slight darkening to endpapers and some mild foxing to inside pages, else a nice tight copy. --- A book about smoking. Compares and contrasts cigars, cigarettes and pipes, discusses why people smoke and gives a short history. Praises smoking for enjoyment, decries it as ... View more info

Image for Skating With Contributions on Curling (Rev John Kerr), Tobogganing (Ormond Hake), Ice-Sailing (Henry A. Buck), Bandy (C. G. Tebbutt). (The Badminton Library).

Skating With Contributions on Curling (Rev John Kerr), Tobogganing (Ormond Hake), Ice-Sailing (Henry A. Buck), Bandy (C. G. Tebbutt). (The Badminton Library).

By: HEATHCOTE, J. M.; TEBBUTT, C. G.; MAXWELL WITHAM, T.;

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London. Longmans, Green and Co. Ltd. 1892 1st edition:

Seller ID: 76669


Hardback. 8vo. (approx 7.5 x 5.5 ins.) Original brown pictorial cloth with gilt lettering and design to spine. Decorative endpapers. In very good condition. Corners and ends of spine slightly rubbed. Original bookseller label to front endpaper “Mawson, Swan & Morgan, Newcastle Upon Tyne.” A couple of minor marks to endpapers, mark to edge of intro page, Else a very clean and tight copy. A scarce copy of the Badminton Library Series. 464pp. Illustrated by Charles Whymper and Captain R. M. Alexander and from Photographs. View more info

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The Practical Motorcaravanner.

By: HUNT, JOHN:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: David and Charles. 1983 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 73674


Size 6.5 x 9.5 inches. In light brown cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). Relvant article loose inside. Else a very clean and tight copy. 192pp. With b/w photographs and diagrams. Book on Motor caravans from the early 1980s. The author looks at some of the styles available and how to make the best use of space. Includes chapters on buying and selling and use in all weathers. View more info

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The Fox's Prophecy

By: KINGSCOTE, Thomas: NASH, D. W.:

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, W. H. Smith & Sons, ca1918 1st:

Seller ID: 82341


Small hardback, 6.5 x 5 inches. Red pebbled cloth with gilt paneled lettering to front. In very good condition. Some fading to cloth on spine, some minor handling marks to cloth. Some light foxing to endpapers, neat inscription to front “To M.G. Hill, from G.N. Carter, in recognition of kindness whilst searching for hunting records. 1931” Inside pages clean and tight. Else a very clean and tight copy. 21pp. View more info

Image for Chasse A Courre 1900 A 1914. Deuxieme Volume. Signed and Limited Numbered copy.

Chasse A Courre 1900 A 1914. Deuxieme Volume. Signed and Limited Numbered copy.

By: LEDUC, Claude Alphonse;

Price: £119.00

Publisher: Alphonse Leduc, Paris 1994 1st:

Seller ID: 74487


Large size approx 9 x 13 inches. In red cloth with with printed design and lettering to front and spine. Blue metallic page edging. Illustrated endpapers. In near fine condition. No dustwrapper. Signed and inscribed by Author befor title page. 927pp. With many B&W photogravure illustrations throughout. French Language. Numbered 51/70. View more info

Image for Mas Oyama's Karate as Practised in Japan.

Mas Oyama's Karate as Practised in Japan.

By: LOWE, Bobby:

Price: £68.00

Publisher: London, Souvenir Press, 1964 1st edition:

Seller ID: 78209


Hardback, approx 8 x 5.5 inches. Dark brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine, in original illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. (DW edges and corners rubbed.) Corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Inside pages all very clean and tight. An excellent copy. 216pp. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. View more info

Image for Acrobats and Mountebanks Translated from the French by A. P. Morton. With 233 Illustrations.

Acrobats and Mountebanks Translated from the French by A. P. Morton. With 233 Illustrations.

By: MORTON, A. P.: LE ROUX, Hugues: GARNIER, Jules:

Price: £80.00

Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall, 1890:

Seller ID: 81193


Hardback, 10 x 7 inches. Blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and gilt acrobat design to front, Black decorative edging to front and spine. Black endpapers. In very good condition, some general wear and handling; rubbing and marks to cover, bumped corners, some chips and bumps to edges, rubbing to edges of endpapers, neat glue repairs to inner hinges. Some minor foxing spots else pages very clean and tight. 336pp. Illustrated with 11 B&W full-page plates and many illustrations within text. View more info

Image for Hounds Horses & Hunting Illustrated by Michael Lyne.

Hounds Horses & Hunting Illustrated by Michael Lyne.

By: PITT, Frances;

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Country Life, 1948 1st edition:

Seller ID: 78235


Hardback, tall 10 x 7.5 inches. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering to spine and lettering and ‘Riding Crop’ design to front. In dustwrapper with colour plate to front. In good condition with god dustwrapper (DWminor tears to corners and ends of spine, some marks and rubbing to edges and edges of colour plate. Not price clipped, in protective sleeve.) Soiling to cloth at leading edges of boards. Neat inscription to front endpaper. A couple of light spots else inside pages very clean and tight. 272pp. Illustrated with b&W plates by Michael Lyne. View more info

Image for The Noble Science: A Few General Ideas on Fox-Hunting. For the Use of the Rising Generation of Sportsmen, and more especially those of The Hertfordshire Hunt Club.

The Noble Science: A Few General Ideas on Fox-Hunting. For the Use of the Rising Generation of Sportsmen, and more especially those of The Hertfordshire Hunt Club.

By: RADCLIFFE, F.P.Delme. (Master of the Hertfordshire Hounds):

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Rudolph Ackermann 1839 1st edition:

Seller ID: 74496


Tall 8vo. (Approx 6.5 x 10 inches.) Green cloth with gilt to spine. Marbled page edging. Re-backed with matching cloth. Prelims sl.foxed. Else a very good, nice copy. 327pp. 2 steel-engr.plates & 7 wood-engr.plates, from orig.designs by the Rev. C.D.Radcliffe, engraved by E.Landells. 13 nice ills.as head- & 13 as tail pieces. 3 plans. View more info

Image for Record of Sports Eighth Edition. “Up to the end of 1910.”

Record of Sports Eighth Edition. “Up to the end of 1910.”

By: Royal Insurance Company Limited:

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Royal Insurance Co. Ltd. 1911:

Seller ID: 82611


Small card hardback, approx 5.5 x 4 inches. Blue cloth spine binding with blue paper/card covers, decorative early plane colour-illustration to front. Rounded corners. In very good near fine condition. Some minor rubbing and handling marks to edges. No penned inscriptions. Else inside pages all very clean and tight. 256pp. Illustrated with portraits of the King and Prince to front endpapers. Sporting Records and achievements up to the year 1910. View more info

Image for British Field Sports; Embracing Practical Instructions in Shooting - Hunting - Coursing - Racing -  Cocking - Fishing &c. With observations on the braking and training of Dogs and Horses, the management of Fowling Pieces and all other Sporting Implements.

British Field Sports; Embracing Practical Instructions in Shooting - Hunting - Coursing - Racing - Cocking - Fishing &c. With observations on the braking and training of Dogs and Horses, the management of Fowling Pieces and all other Sporting Implements.

By: SCOTT, William Henry:

Price: £280.00

Publisher: London, Sherwood, Neely & Jones, 1818 1st:

Seller ID: 82782


Hardback, approx 9 x 6 inches. Full maroon morocco fine leather binding, gilt lettering to spine, with raised banding and gilt decorations, decorative gilt and blind embossed paneled board, with gilt figurative vignette. All page edges gilt and endpapers. Contemporary endpapers. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to edges and corners. A couple of minor handling marks to boards, minor indent to rear board. Bright contemporary (later) endpapers. No penned inscriptions. Inside pages all very clean and tight throughout. A very clean and tight 1st edition. 615pp. Illustrated with 34 full-pa... View more info

Image for ATHLETICS AND FOOTBALL. With a Contribution on Paper-Chasing, by W. Rye  (Badminton Library). Introd. by Sir R. Webster.

ATHLETICS AND FOOTBALL. With a Contribution on Paper-Chasing, by W. Rye (Badminton Library). Introd. by Sir R. Webster.

By: SHEARMAN, M. / RYE, W.:

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London. Longmans, Green and Co. Ltd. 1889 3rd edition:

Seller ID: 76668


Hardback. 8vo. (approx 7.5 x 5.5 ins.) Original brown pictorial cloth with gilt lettering and design to spine. Decorative endpapers. In very good condition. Corners, edges and ends of spine bumped and rubbed. Slight rubbing to spine. Hinges between endpapers cracked. Original bookseller label to front endpaper “Mawson, Swan & Morgan, Newcastle Upon Tyne.” A couple of minor marks to endpapers, front tissue guard lost, Else a very clean and tight copy. A scarce copy of the Badminton Library Series. 408pp + cat. With numerous engravings after Stanley Berkeley and Instantaneous Ph... View more info

Image for The Art of Dog Training For the House-Dog and Gun-Dog. With notes on field trials, kennel management, breeding and minor ailments. Illustrated from Photographs. The Sports and Pastimes Library.

The Art of Dog Training For the House-Dog and Gun-Dog. With notes on field trials, kennel management, breeding and minor ailments. Illustrated from Photographs. The Sports and Pastimes Library.

By: SPRAKE, LESLIE (”Middle Wallop”):

Price: £28.00

Publisher: London, H. F. & G. Witherby, 1932 1st ed.:

Seller ID: 79033


Hardback, 9 x 5.5 inches. Light brown cloth with black lettering and vignette to spine and front. In very good near fine condition. Slight darkening to spine. Inscripotion to front endpaper “Geoffrey from Dorothy, 1932.” with “F.G. Longman” bookseller label opposite. A couple of minor handling marks Else inside pages all very clean and tight throughout. 189pp. Illustrated with 7 b&w photo plates. View more info

Image for Jorrocks's Jaunts & Jollities The Hunting, Shooting, Racing, Driving, Sailing, Eating, Eccentric and extravagant exploits of that renowned sporting Citizen. With an Introduction by Joseph Grego. With Numerous Illustrations by H. Alken, Phiz, and W. Heath.

Jorrocks's Jaunts & Jollities The Hunting, Shooting, Racing, Driving, Sailing, Eating, Eccentric and extravagant exploits of that renowned sporting Citizen. With an Introduction by Joseph Grego. With Numerous Illustrations by H. Alken, Phiz, and W. Heath.

By: SURTEES, R.S: (ALKEN, H.: PHIZ: HEATH, W.:)

Price: £36.00

Publisher: London, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., n.d. ca1901:

Seller ID: 81902


Hardback, Tall 8vo. (10.5 x 7 inches.) In green cloth with gilt lettering to spine and banding to ends, blind paneled boards with gilt foxtail design to front. Plain endpapers. In very good condition. Some rubbing to corners and edges of spine. Leading corners slightly bumped. Some minor handling marks to cloth. Some minor marks to outer page edges. Endpapers clean, no penned inscriptions. The odd very minor spot or handling mark else inside pages and plates very clean and bright throughout. 272pp. Illustrated with 22 coloured & 11 b&w engraved plates (with tissue guards.) View more info

Image for British Hunts and Huntsmen: The South-West of England Containing a short history of each fox and stag hunt in the British Isles, together with biographical records of masters past and present, and some members of each hunt. Also an introductory chapter on mediaeval hunting, and articles concerning the stag, the fox, the hound, and the horse, and all subjects allied thereto. Profusely Illustrated with Engravings and Half-Tone Illustrations.

British Hunts and Huntsmen: The South-West of England Containing a short history of each fox and stag hunt in the British Isles, together with biographical records of masters past and present, and some members of each hunt. Also an introductory chapter on mediaeval hunting, and articles concerning the stag, the fox, the hound, and the horse, and all subjects allied thereto. Profusely Illustrated with Engravings and Half-Tone Illustrations.

By: THE SPORTING LIFE;

Price: £90.00

Publisher: The Biographical Press, London. 1908 1st ed:

Seller ID: 82777


1 Vol. Large. Size approx 15 x 11 ins. Half bound in red morocco leather to spine and corners with red cloth covered boards. With raised and gilt banding to spine, gilt lettering, and gilt edging to leather on boards. All page edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. In good condition. Rubbing to edges and corners, cloths on boards faded with some handling marks. Binding tight and sound. Bottom corner of frontis plate and endpaper torn, with tear to bottom of title page between date. Lacks front tissue guard. Else inside pages all clean and tight. xviii, 591pp. Illustrated with many photo-gravure plate... View more info