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Rohrl, Walter & Muller, Wilfried (ed. Klein, Reinhard): Walter Rohrl. Diary. Memories of a World Champion.
Koln: Reinhard Klein, 2003 First English edition. HB, 24x31cms. Laminated pictorial boards and dustjacket. 255pp. Mostly colour photos throughout by Reinhard Klein, with some colour paintings by Georg Baumhakl. The rallying career of driver Walter Rohrl. Fine in Fine protected jacket. (Book ref. 20932) £35.00
Fletcher, Rivers: Mostly Motor Racing
Somerset, Haynes Publishing Group, 1986 Whether your interest is classic cars, motor racing, captains of the motor industry, great racing drivers, social history or just a good read, you'll enjoy this semi-autobiographical trip through the vintage pre-war years. HB, 21x28cms, pictorial laminate boards with dust jacket. 1st ed. 317pp, B&W illustrations throughout. A Fine copy in near Fine dust jacket (Book ref. 20943) £14.00
Murphy, Jimmy (with Frank Taylor): Matt...United... And Me.
London: Souvenir Press, 1968 First edition. HB. Cloth and dustjacket. 186pp. With b & w photos in plates. Foreword by Sir Matt Busby. Good in Very Good protected jacket. Endpapers have remains of tape marks and gift inscription; pages generally clean, a few light marks, light spotting and browning to closed edges. Jacket clean, has light edge wear and is price-clipped. (Book ref. 20855) £12.00
Roe, Warren: A 75th Anniversary History of Ilford Athletic Club 1923-1998.
Hornchurch, Essex: Ilford Athletic Club, 1998 First edition. Laminated boards, no dustjacket (probably as issued). 184pp. With b&w photos and illustrations in text throughout. Near Fine. Gift inscription on flyleaf and very slight ruppling to pages. (Book ref. 20733) £25.00
Nicholson, Bill: Glory Glory. My Life with Spurs.
London: Macmillan, 1984 First edition. Signed by the author with dedication on title page. HB. Cloth and dustjacket. 224pp. With b&w photos in plates. The career of the legendary Tottenham manager. Very Good in Fine protected jacket. Clean covers and pages, apart from light stain to back endpaper. Light tanning to edges. Jacket in clear loose cover. (Book ref. 20727) £55.00
Ibbotson, Derek & O'Connor, Terry: Four-Minute Smiler. The Derek Ibbotson Story, as told by Terry O'Connor.
London: Stanley Paul, 1960 First edition. HB. Cloth and dustjacket. 175pp. With b&w photos in plates. Foreword by Herb Elliott. Very Good in Very Good protected jacket. Tanning and creasing to spine ends, otherwise covers clean; pages clean, dusted top edge. Jacket front bright and clean, some handling grime to back, rtubbed edges wirth abrasions, small chips and creasing to spine ends. (Book ref. 20669) £65.00
Parker, Eric, Bazley, J.H.R. & others: Fine Angling for Coarse Fish
London: Seeley, Service, 1968 Reprint. HB. Cloth and dustjacket. 352pp. With 159 illustrations including b&w photos in plates. Lonsdale Library series Vol. IV. Very Good in Very Good protected jacket. Light tanning to cover and page edges. Jacket spine tanned and titles faded, light edge wear. (Book ref. 20513) £22.00
Oglesby, Arthur: Reeling In.
Marlborough: The Crowood Press, 1988 First edition. HB. Cloth and dustjacket. 160pp. With excellent colour photos in plates. Autobiography of leading salmon angler. Fine in Fine protected jacket. (Book ref. 20512) £11.00
Meldrum, Roy: Rowing and Coaching. Notes on One of the Finer Arts.
London: Sporting Handbooks, 1950 First edition. HB. Cloth and dustjacket. 140pp. With 4 b&w photo plates, and 21 text figures. Very Good in Poor protected jacket: covers and pages clean, tannededges, a few spots and neat name to endpapers. Jacket front has large tears with losses and tape repairs, smaller losses to edges. (Book ref. 20507) £15.00
Hay, Alex: The Ripening Hay. Tales from a Golfing Life.
London: Partridge Press, 1989 First edition. Signed by the author on flyleaf. HB. Cloth and dustjacket . 221pp. with b&w photos in plates & line drawings in text. Fine in near Fine jacket, which has v. light edge rubbing. (Book ref. 20493) £12.00
Allanson-Winn, R.G.: Boxing.
London: George Bell, 1890 Second edition. HB. Original orange-pink cloth with brown stamped titles and figure of boxer to front. 91pp, plus publisher's and other sporting adverts to ends. H: 17cm. With 28 b&w photos and line drawings in text. Preface note by Bat Mullins, former Light-weight champion of the world. Covers marked and darkened with rubbed and worn edges, tear to spine cloth. Binding stretched with splits but holding. Pages largely clean, with occasional marks and darkened edges, ends browned. A Fair copy. (Book ref. 20471) £22.00
Hayes, M. Horace: Riding and Hunting
London: Hurst and Blackett, 1928 New and revised edition (orig. published 1901). HB. Cloth (maroon with gilt titles), and dust jacket. 480pp. With 258 text figures: b&w photos & line drawings. Horses, horsemanship, equipment, hunting. Very Good in Very Good+ protected jacket. Light watermark from old stain to front endpapers, binding stretching at back but sound (quite a heavy book). Jacket near Fine. (Book ref. 20431) £19.00
J Watson Lyall & Co Ltd (Ed): The Sortsman's & Tourist's Guide to the Rivers, Lochs, Moors, and Deer-Forests of Scotland Summer Issue: May, June, and July 1911.
London: 1911 Soft covers, 12x18cms, lxii, Timetables, County Lists of the Moors, Deer-Forests, and Salmon Fishing of Scotland, 514pp. Covers heavily rubbed and creased. 5cm tears to spine folds at base with 3cm tear to front. 3x1cm loss to top front at spine side. Spine text of Lea & Perrin and front illustration still clear. Folding map is present but has loss to bottom right corner 11x16cm. Some tears at folds. (Book ref. 20403) £45.00
-----: Wisden's Cricketer's Almanac 1907
Sporting Handbooks Ltd 1907 Soft covers, 510pp plus advertising to rear. Volume lacks front cover and pages up to lxii. Starts at 'Met'of Births and Deaths. Rear cover intact although dulled and rubbed. Spine cracked with losses although title still present. First few sections of binding are slightly loose but still held by stitching. Light foxing to first page present, with some minor corner creases and folds. Otherwise internally clean. (Book ref. 20401) £45.00
Taylor, Humphrey R: The Old Surrery Fox Hounds
London: Longmans, Green, and Co 1906 A History of the Hunt from its Earliest Days to the Present Time. HB, hard cover, 116pp, tissue guarded colour frontis of the Surry Fox-Hounds, 13 other illustrations. Red cloth covers, green cloth spine, gilt fox head to front, gilt lettering to spine. Light creasing and bumping to ends, slight bumping to corners wiith fray to front corners. Some heavy foxing throughout including some plates. A Good copy. (Book ref. 20376) £75.00
McDougall, Douglas: Goose Fever The Diaries of an Amateur Wildfowler 1933 - 1971
Norfolk: Wildfowl Publications Ltd 1972 HB, hard cover, quarto, 163pp, simple photographic and drawn illustrations. First Edition, signed by the author to fep. Cover edges sunned. Dust jacket has tiny stain top front, some creasing to edges and minor chips to spine ends and corners. Sunned to rear. Now in protective jacket. A Very Good copy in still Very Good dust jacket. (Book ref. 20380) £65.00
Sharman, George: Carp and the Carp Angler
London: Stanley Paul, 1989 Reprint. Paperback. Laminated card wrappers. 303pp. With b&w photos throughout and 25 text figures. With contributions by Rod Hutchinson, Fred Wilton & Chris Yates. Good+: clean pages, but wrappers worn with yellowing, lean to spine. (Book ref. 20359) £12.00
Lemmon, David & Marshall, Mike: Essex County Cricket Club. The Official History.
London: Kingswood Press, 1987 First edition. HB. Robust dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt titles and shield, no dustjacket. 452pp. With 4 pages of colour plates and 89 b/w photos in text. Fine. (Book ref. 20332) £15.00
Bedlam, George W: Great Golfers Their Methods at a Glance
London: Macmillan & Co Ltd 1904 With contributions by Hilton, Taylor, Braid, Herd and Vardon. HB , xxiv, 480pp, numerous illustrations. Green cloth covers with gilt golfer to front cover, gilt lettering to spine, teg. Heavily rubbed to spine, small tears and creases to ends, two tiny chips to front fold. Corners bumped, a few dark marks to rear and faint stain bottom front. Previous owner's signature to fep. Endpaper spotted, few foxing spots to foredge. Tissue guard to frontis yellowed. Volume is slightly loose but complete and internally clean. A Good+ copy. (Book ref. 20298) £68.00
Gill, Barrie (Editor): John Player Motor Sport Yearbook 1972
London: The Queen Anne Press 1972 HB, 1st ED, pictorial laminate covers. Square format, scarce in hard cover. 352pp. Faint remains and indentations of previous owner's pencilled signature (child). A Very Good copy. (Book ref. 20287) £20.00