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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

By: "Cavendish",

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Thos. De La Rue: 1898

Edition: Twenty-third edition

Seller ID: 9545

Condition: Fair


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 guid... View more info

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Sailing Directions East & North Coasts of Ireland

By: ,

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Dublin, Irish Cruising Club: 1979

Edition: sixth edition

Seller ID: 1344

Condition: Very Good


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: ... View more info

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First Class Cricket Matches 1890

By: ,

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Haughton Mill, Notts., Association of Cricket Statisticians:

Seller ID: 9236

Condition: Good +++


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 View more info

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Worcester County Cricket Club Year Book 1967

By: ,

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Worcester, Worcestershire CCC: 1967

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 9745

Condition: Good +


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 View more info

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Another Word from Arlott

By: Allen, David Rayvern; Arlott, John (ed)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Guild Publishing: 1985

Edition: first thus

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 8465

Condition: Good +++


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 a... View more info

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Cricket with Grace - An Illustrated Anthology on "W.G."

By: Allen, David Rayvern; Arlott, John (ed)

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Unwin Hyman: 1990

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 8466

Condition: Good +++


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, Gloucester... View more info

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A History of Cricket

By: Altham, H.S. ; Swanton, E.W.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, George Allen & Unwin: 1947

Edition: third edition

Seller ID: 9538

Condition: Good +


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 View more info

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Gloves, Glory & God

By: Armstrong, Henry

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, Sportsmans Book Club: 1960

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 5164

Condition: Good +++


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 View more info

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A La Recherche du Cricket Perdu = An Anthology of New Writing

By: Barnes, Simon

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1989

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 12128

Condition: Good +++


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 Sh... View more info

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The Game Goes On

By: Batchelor, Denzil

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Eyre & Spottiswoode: 1947

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 9536

Condition: Fair


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 ... View more info

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"Let's Go Fishing!"

By: Bates, L. Vernon

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson and Sons: 1946

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16158

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 208mm x 140mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , xi prelims, 244+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good. Book has been handled over years, corners bumped, foxing to block edges but clean overall. Dustwrapper (now protected) has wear and chipping to edges, spine colour faded, rear grubby from handling, still good with protection. A beginners' guide to angling which covers watercra... View more info

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The Walkers of Southgate - A Famous Brotherhood of Cricketers

By: Bettesworth, W.A. ; Sachs, E.T. (ed)

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London, Methuen: 1900

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 13048

Condition: Good


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 Pard... View more info

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That's Out!

By: Bird, Dickie

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1999

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 5618

Condition: Near Fine


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 View more info

The Willow Wand - Some Cricket Myths Exposed

By: Birley, Derek

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London and Sydney, Queen Anne Press: 1979

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16862

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 240mm x 163mm black cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 214+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good +. Book has been handled over years but still clean save for a tiny stain to right block edge. Small owner sticker on front endpaper. Dustwrapper is clean with light wear, spine colour faded. The classic revisionist text for the sport of cricket whichscorns the imperial-age myths of "noble amateurs" like Grace and Lord Harr... View more info

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The Reminiscences of Frank Gillard (Huntsman) with the Belvoir Hounds 1860 to 1896

By: Bradley, Cuthbert

Price: £48.00

Publisher: London, Edward Arnold: 1898

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 7255

Condition: Less than good


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 th... View more info

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Farewell to Cricket

By: Bradman, Don

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1950

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 8461

Condition: Fair


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 sub... View more info

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Donkey Man

By: Brewer, Ron

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1964

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 5177

Condition: Good +


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, ... View more info

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Modern Salmon Fishing

By: Bridges, Antony

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Adam & Charles Black: 1963

Edition: third edition

Seller ID: 9871

Condition: Good


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 s... View more info

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Speedway with Briggo

By: Briggs, Barry

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Souvenir Press: 1974

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Inscribed by author

Seller ID: 14860

Condition: Good +


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 View more info

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The London Marathon - The Greatest Race on Earth

By: Bryant, John

Price: £4.56

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 2005

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 15289

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 224mm x 138mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, viii prelims, 280+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Gift Inscription. Book is clean and tight with no obvious imperfections save for small intentation to front board top edge. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear. Excellent history of the world's pre-eminent city marathon first staged in 1981. Catalogue: Spo... View more info

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Living Canoeing

By: Byde, Alan

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Adam & Charles Black: 1972

Edition: second edition

Seller ID: 8468

Condition: Good +++


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.... View more info

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Shuriken Throwing

By: Campbell, Sid

Price: £9.50

Publisher: Boulder, CO, Paladin Press: 1984

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 14927

Condition: Good +++


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 View more info

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Shadows of Darkness - Secrets of the Night Fighter

By: Campbell, Sid

Price: £9.50

Publisher: Boulder, CO, Paladin Press: 1985

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 14928

Condition: Fair


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 View more info

Autobiography

By: Cardus, Neville

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Collins: 1961

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 16861

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 22mm x 146mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 6th impression, , 288+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good. Owners inscription. Book has some wear from handling over years. Ephemeral cuttings of 1947 review of book first edition, also a 1955 Manchester Guardian concert review by Cardus. Dustwrapper (now protected) has wear and chipping to edges, some loss at ends of spine. Later print of 1947 memoir by a humble-born journalist... View more info

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Cornish Shipwrecks: Volume 2: the North Coast

By: Carter, Clive

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Newton Abbot, David & Charles: 1970

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 5290

Condition: Good +++


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... View more info

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The Budding Angler

By: Cass (M.B.E.), A.R. Harris

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Herbert Jenkins:

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 13952

Condition: Fair


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 i... View more info

The Frequent Gun

By: Chalmers, Patrick R.; Balfour-Browne, V.R.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Philip Allan: 1928

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 7256

Condition: Fair


Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, ix prelims, 244pp. Fair/NoWrapper. Private library sticker and embossed stamp on front endpaper. Spine and boards bumped and scuffed, block edges ragged with some light foxing, latter also to endpapers. Articles and poems from The Field and Punch with a shooting theme. Catalogue: Sport and games. Keywords: Game, shooting, field, gun View more info

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My England Years - The Autobiography

By: Charlton, Sir Bobby ; Lawton, James

Price: £9.50

Publisher: London, Headline: 2008

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 14521

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 24cm x 16cm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , 374+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Book is clean and tight with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal edgewear along top. Second of two volumes of football memoirs covers Sir Bobby's twelve-year England career, including the World Cup triumph of 1966. Catalogue: Sport and games. Keywords: Ramsey, Moore, Becke... View more info

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My Manchester United Years - The Autobiography

By: Charlton, Sir Bobby ; Lawton, James

Price: £9.50

Publisher: London, Headline: 2007

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 14522

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 24cm x 16cm grey cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, ix prelims, 388+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Book is clean and tight with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal edgewear along top. First of two volumes of football memoirs covers Sir Bobby's long club career, including Manchester United's European triumph of 1968, ten years after the club's terrible air disaster at Munich. Catalogue: Sport and ... View more info

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Worcestershire Cricket 1950-1968

By: Chignell, W.R. ; Graveney (O.B.E.), T.W.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Worcester, Littlebury:

Seller ID: 9227

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 22cm x 14cm red cloth boards, gilt titles, , 305+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Book has been read but still tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some wear to edges, some light grubbiness to flaps and rear but still smart and presentable. No date or edition stated but can be assumed as a 1969-1970 publication given dates covered by book and pre-decimal pricing. Book is an excellent season... View more info