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Kozik, Frantisek (translated by Jean Layton).: Zatopek the Marathon Victor: A reportage on the world's greatest long-distance runner..
Prague: Artia, 1954. Hardback. 216pp. First English language edition. Very Good book in a chipped dustwrapper with shelf-wear and tear to edges. (Book ref. 8901) £30.00
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Peter Matthews ATHLETICS 2011 The International Track and Field Annual
Sports Books, 2011 First Edition. Book Condition: Very Good Condition. Size: 8" x 6" approx. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1.25 kilos. Category: Sports & Pastimes; ISBN: 1907524029. ISBN/EAN: 9781907524028. Inventory No: 0036989. (Book ref. 0036989) £11.00
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PHILLIPS BOB Edited By International Athletics Annual 1970 Commonwealth Games Edition
London: World Sports, 1970. First Edition. Original Wraps. Fine/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Very nice copy of this record of athletics from 1969. Has world bests in each sport, world, european and olympic records 228 pps. well illustrated with photographs. Uncommon title (Book ref. 017928) £25.00
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Leather, Herbert.: A Book of National Games: Their Value, Organization and Laws.
London: Blackie and Son, 1914. Hardback. 172pp. First edition. Final page before back free endpaper has been torn out - was either blank or advertising, not part of the main text. The book is otherwise in fairly good condition, with worn covers and edges. Part of Blackie's "Library of Pedagogics" series. Written by the headmaster of The Boys' School, Tyldesley. Two chapters about the organization of sports and games, and twelve chapters about specific sports and games and their rules, beginning with Association Football and its Rules: "The high degree of popularity enjoyed by Association football, both from the playing and spectacular points of view, is doubtless due, in a great measure, to the simplicity of its rules." The other school sports and games are rugby union football, hockey; net-ball; lacrosse; field athletics - long and short distance running, relay racing; playground athletics - broad and high jumping, tug-of-war; cricket; swimming; lawn tennis; rounders; walking and cycling. illustrated with diagrams of pitches, courts, etc. A scarce title. (Book ref. 8896) £30.00
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P.Green (editor): A Pictorial Souvenir of the Olympic Games : London 1948
John Langdon, London paperback souvenir booklet, unpaginated, for the last Olympic Games to be held in UK. Black & white photos throughout. A good copy, small fray head of backstrip, lightly rubbed, staples sound if a little rusty. VG (Book ref. 8754) £26.00
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Webster, F. A. M.: Lessons in Athletics;
London, A. Wander Ltd, Nd ( c 1930's) 1st Edition; HBk; 16mo; Good++/ No dw; Presented by the Makers of Ovaltine; 96pp with the text and b/w photos of athletes interspersed with testimonials to the efficacy of Ovaltine, plus full page testimonials with photos from a world speedway champion, an ice hockey coach, Jean Batten (record-breaking aviator) and the 1933 and '36 Everest expeditions ; Red boards; Small closed tear page 95/6. (Book ref. 3244) £8.00
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Tomlin, Stan: The Young Athlete;
Surrey, Modern Athlete Publications, 1960; 1st Edition; An Ovaltine Book; HBk; Very good/ No dj; 64pp with Illustrations; Green covers with gilt lettering. Hard to Find title (Book ref. 6808) £12.00
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Tomlin, Stan: Olympic Approach to Athletics;
Surrey, Modern Athletic Publications, 1956; 1st Edition; HBk; Very good/ No dj; A Ovaltine Book. Published on behalf of Messrs A. Wander; 64pp with Illustrations; Green covers with gilt lettering. (Book ref. 6807) £12.00
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Canham, Don: Field Events: Techique, Strategy and Training;
London, Jenkins, 1953; 1st Edition; Very good/ dw Good; 111pp Edited and with a Foreward by Harold M. Abrahams,.designed and Illustrated by Tyler Micoleau incl. index; Green coves with black lettering on spine; Dust wrapper has small loss at edges , creases & closed tear. (Book ref. 4143) £10.00
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Pascoe, Alan; Hubbard, Alan Pascoe: The Story of an Athlete
London: Stanley Paul, 1979. First Edition Ex Library Usual Markings. Hard Cover. Very Good-/Very Good-. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 009134980X Non Fiction small amount of bumping to corners otherwise minimal wear to this copy. internally clean. 120pp. (Book ref. 055495) £6.00
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McCARTHY, Tony: War games. The story of sport in World War Two.
London: Queen Anne Press, 1989. 1st. Nr fine brown cloth h/b with gilt lettering to spine; VG+ brown marbled d/w with sepia illus & brown lettering, not pc or chipped. 19.5cms x 22.25cms, 192pp. B/w illus & photos throughout. Intro, 11 chaps, index. "Sport remained crucial to the war effort in terms of social structure & leisure time." Clean, unmarked copy. Weight 738g. 0356175642. (Book ref. 2581) £5.00
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CHARLES, UNCLE (pseud.): The Boy's Book of Sports and Games, containing Rules and Directions for the practise of the Principal Recreative Amusements of Youth, by Uncle Charles, author of The Little Boy's Own Book, with Illustrations by Henry Sears.
London: T. J. Allman, n.d. but 1850 (as noted by British Library). First edition. Engraved frontispiece and plates. 12mo ( 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches), pp. viii:184, original burgundy cloth pictorially blocked in gilt, all edges gilt; joints split, text block almost detached from binding, lacks front free endpaper, rubbed; internally good. Subjects covered include Football, Hurling, Rackets, Running, Cricket, Archery, Angling, Swimming, Skating, Rowing, Riding, Fencing, & Golf or Cambuca ".....There is a golf club in London composed of Scotchmen, who meet once a year to play a grand match. They appear in Highland costume, which forms a very picturesque exhibition". At the end (pages 176-184) is a chapter devoted to "Sleight of Hand, Magic etc" which includes such diverting entertainments as "To give a ghastly appearance to Persons in a Room", "To put a Ring through your cheek" & the Thaumatrope. The plates depict: Riding, Golf, Cricket, Angling, Swimming, Skating, Fencing, & Magic. (Book ref. 11811) £75.00
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Abrahams Harold The Olympic Games Book
London: James Barrie, 1956. Paperback. Good/No Dustwrapper. 12mo Ex Library The complete record of all Olympic Track and Field events 1896 - 1956. An ex-Guildhall library book of 224 pages illustrated with some b&w photographs in thin card covers. Latter are rubbed along the hinges & edges, and with some chips from 2 corners & creases across the others. (Book ref. 036617) £4.00
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Finley M. I. & Pleket H. W. The Olympic Games The First Thousand Years
London: B C A, 1976. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo 138 pages illustrated with 32 b&w plates, 8 colour plates, 2 maps and 16 figures. The book gives a backcloth of the growth of Greek civilisation and the Greek states, and the social, religious and political importance of the Games. (Book ref. 026553) £6.00
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Stonehenge British Rural Sports Comprising Shooting, Hunting, Coursing, Fishing, Hawking, Racing, Boating and Pedestrianism with All Rural Games and Amusements
London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1878. Fourteenth Edition. Cloth Covered Hardback. Very Good/No Dustwrapper. 8vo A tight 8 3/8" by 5 1/2" brown cloth covered hardback fourteenth edition of xx, 1-944 pages including and index and extensively broken down contents pages. Illustrated with full plate ( blank verso ) and part page engravings. The book has been rebound in brown cloth with a slightly rubbed gilt " Stonehenge " on the spine. The cover edges are good. The spine is slightly faded, the front cover has a few small darker marks. There is an owner's name on the front endpaper. The text is crisp and generally clean. A few page edges have been professionally repaired. This book is extensive in it's coverage of Country pursuits, sport and amusements - Shooting The Gun dDeer stalking Hunting Stag Fox Hare Otter Greyhound Coarsing Training Management Falconry Angling Fishing Horse-Racing Stud Training Steeplechasing Hurdle Trotting Breeding Walking Leaping Athleticsarchery Boat Yacht Racing Canoeing Sport Cricket Football Rugby Soccer Bowls Rounders Basball Tennis Racquets Badminton Croquet Swimming Skating Bicycling Riding Carriage driving Dogs Horses Diseases Management. Illustrated with engravings including 17 plates of dog types with 2 dogs on each + others in text ( the dogs are split according to their nature and use to man and include those as companions and ladies toy dogs) ,fishing gear, fish hook types, guns etc etc. There are also greyhound and horse pedigrees (Book ref. 025703) £70.00
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Health and Strength. May 1950
London: The Athletic Publications Ltd., 1950. Paperback. Very Good/No Dustwrapper. 8vo Vol. 79. No.10 (May 18th) of this fortnightly magazine in paper covers, 8 1/2" tall, being "The National Physical Fitness Journal". This issue features Neville Girdler, from New South Wales on the outside of the front cover, and Tony Weller winner of the March Glory Plaque (top award for posing) on the inside. Many illustrated articles including:- Mr. Belgium line-up for 1950, If you want good legs, cure catarrh in 28 days and centre photographs of the finalists for the Mr. West Midlands & junior competitions together with the winners of the Mr. & Miss West Midlands competitions. Also posed photographs of Andre Coutoula a contestant in the Mr. Universe contest, & Ivor Hyde winner of the March Victory medal. Overall a magazine in very good condition. (Book ref. 022868) £4.00
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Health and Strength. May 1950
London: The Athletic Publications Ltd., 1950. Paperback. Very Good/No Dustwrapper. 8vo Vol. 79. No.9 (May 4th) of this fortnightly magazine in paper covers, 8 1/2" tall, being "The National Physical Fitness Journal". This issue features a Russ Saunders & Dotty Hoff workout on California's muscle beach at Oakland on the outside of the front cover, and the Mr. South Britain finalists on the inside. Many illustrated articles including:- My views on phyique contests by George Walsh, Keep a mobile spine, body builder's forum and centre photographs of 2 poses by Red 'Mr. Britain' Park, Also photographs of junior finalists in the Mr. & Miss South Britain competition and Marcel Rouet France's ideal male. Overall a magazine in very good condition. (Book ref. 022867) £4.00
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Health and Strength. March 1950
London: The Athletic Publications Ltd., 1950. Paperback. Very Good/No Dustwrapper. 8vo March 9th issue of this fortnightly magazine in paper covers, 8 1/2" tall, being "The National Physical Fitness Journal". This issue features Walter McMullan of Toronto, on the outside of the front cover, and a posed photograph of John 'Mr. Ulster' Rogers of Belfast. Many illustrated articles including:- Temperament and physique; Developing without apparatus; Danny O'Sullivan, Britain's bantamweight hope; Looking after your skin and centre photographs of Metropolitan and southern counties gymnastics. Also posed photographs by Derek Telford winner of the Jenuary Victory Madal and four contestants from the January posing awards. Overall a magazine in very good condition. (Book ref. 022865) £4.00
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Health and Strength. Feb. 1950
London: The Athletic Publications Ltd., 1950. Paperback. Very Good/No Dustwrapper. 8vo Vol. 79. No.4 of this fortnightly magazine in paper covers, 8 1/2" tall, being "The National Physical Fitness Journal". This issue features Leo Stern who was 3rd in Mr America after winning Mr. California 1946, on the outside of the front cover, and a posed photograph of Alwyn Evans from Aberdare an up and coming body-builder. Many illustrated articles including:- Putting over living statuary; Fighting the 'flu; Battle of the bulge; Sure way to big arms and centre photographs of East Scotland's great success. Also posed photographs by Frank Roper of Aberdeen, a junior Mr. Britain finalist and David Eades of the Foresters club. Overall a magazine in very good condition. (Book ref. 022864) £4.00
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Health and Strength. Feb. 1950
London: The Athletic Publications Ltd., 1950. Paperback. Very Good/No Dustwrapper. 8vo Vol. 79. No.3 of this fortnightly magazine in paper covers, 8 1/2" tall, being "The National Physical Fitness Journal". This issue features 3 Australian life guards on the outside of the front cover, and a posed photograph of Ken Richmond, British heavyweight amateur wrestling champion on the inside. Many illustrated articles including:- Worry causes neuritis; The abdominal type aptly named; Archery for body-builders and centre photographs of 1950's first area display at Glasgow. Also posed photographs by Andre Coutoula, 4th in the Mr. France 1949 contest, and George Greenwood. Overall a magazine in very good condition. (Book ref. 022863) £4.00
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