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  • AMERICAN SKAT, or, the game of skat defined... by EICHHORN, J. Charles
    EICHHORN, J. Charles
    AMERICAN SKAT, or, the game of skat defined...

    (Detroit, MI ?): Author, 1898. Octavo, tan cloth lettered in red, all edges red. pp (91), (1), (4, ads), (2). Title page printed in colours. Ads for the United States Playing Card Company, with various patterns and special decks depicted. Inner hinges cracked; most of front panel (repaired) of dust jacket laid in; red spine lettering just a mite dulled; else fine and tight, no owner names. The title page continues: "A descriptive and comprehensive Guide on the Rules and Plays of this interesting game, including table, definition of phrases, finesses, and a full treatise on Skat as it is played to-day." A scarce book one of the best three-handed card games, German in origin.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 38434
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  • LUNDGREN, Carl L.
    BASEBALL: Individual and team play in outline form

    No place, c1928: No publisher, 1921. Octavo, green cloth spine and light green card covers. Pp (viii), 88. 23 photos & diagrams in text. Tanning to margins of covers, ink name at top of title page (Wes McKnight, noted Canadian sportscaster), yellowing to page edges, else a VG clean and unworn copy. Lundgren was head coach of the University of Illinois baseball team. He also pitched for the Cubs. Previously published by the U of Illinois in 1921. Scarce. Note: light parcel, any default shipping will be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 34284
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  • Bicycle ephemera - receipt, Buffalo, NY

    9 x 22 cm, printed receipt, W.G. Shack, Bicycles, 875 Main St., Buffalo, NY. 1 July, 1892. Accomplished in ink, to Jno. B. Milley, $60.00, signed by W.G. Shack. Picture of a penny farthing high wheel bicycle at left. Creased, lightly soiled, short tears neatly repaired on blank verso; good. Mr. Milley paid sixty dollars in full for his bike. That's over $1500 in today's money, about the price of a better road bike weighing 20 pounds with 12-14 gears. Milley's beast had one gear and would have weighed 75-100 pounds. See you at the top of the hill !

    Book ID: 42700
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  • BILLIARDS IN A LIGHTER VEIN by LEVI, Riso
    LEVI, Riso
    BILLIARDS IN A LIGHTER VEIN

    Edition: First Edition

    Manchester, England: Author, no date [1923]. Octavo, original blue cloth lettered in black. pp 248, (8, ads). Cloth creases to spine ends; damp stains to front cover showing lightly; usual toning to the text covers; covers a little bowed; light foxing early and late; else VG, clean, tight and unworn. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR "To Charles Acland, Esq. with all good wishes from the author. Riso Levi. Jan 23rd, 1924". Riso Levi was the leading writer on English billiards in his day and one of the great enthusiasts of the game. At his home in Manchester and later in Wilmslow, Cheshire, he entertained and played with all the top professionals, as well as giving lessons. One page in the…

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    Manchester, England: Author, no date [1923]. Octavo, original blue cloth lettered in black. pp 248, (8, ads). Cloth creases to spine ends; damp stains to front cover showing lightly; usual toning to the text covers; covers a little bowed; light foxing early and late; else VG, clean, tight and unworn. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR "To Charles Acland, Esq. with all good wishes from the author. Riso Levi. Jan 23rd, 1924". Riso Levi was the leading writer on English billiards in his day and one of the great enthusiasts of the game. At his home in Manchester and later in Wilmslow, Cheshire, he entertained and played with all the top professionals, as well as giving lessons. One page in the ads concerns his lessons - "Red-Ball Play Taught Thoroughly" , "How to Screw Back Taught in One Lesson", Other ads for two of his books, Spink's chalk, Wasco cue tips, Burwat steel vacuum cushion, Bonzoline and Crystalate balls, Orme & Sons tables, and selected cues, cloths & balls sold by Levi. Uncommon.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 39054
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  • THAYER, Phineas
    CASEY AT THE BAT. Illustrations by Dan Sayre Groesbeck

    Toronto: Letters, 1988. pp [32, including covers] sewn in self wrappers. 7 x 4.5 inches. Facsimile reprint of the Chicago: McClurg, 1912, first printing. Issued by this legendary Toronto bookshop in June of 1988 in an edition of 50 numbered copies, of which this is #25. Fine. The Great Baseball Poem. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 45424
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  • SNOW, John
    CONTRASTS: poems

    Edition: First edition.

    London: Fuller d’Arch Smith, 1971. Octavo, black boards. pp (22), (2), unpaged. Edition of 100 copies signed by the author, this is no. 41. Tidy ink owner name (date on other side) at top of front free endpaper, else fine. Dust jacket has a tape stain at lower spine and adjacent front and rear panels, VG otherwise A first book of poems by the champion English cricket fast bowler, including three cricket poems. Note: lighter parcel, any default shipping will be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 34527
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  • HOLMQUIST, June Drenning and Ardis Hillman Wheeler, editors
    DIVING INTO THE PAST. Theories, Techniques, and Applications of Underwater Archaeology.

    St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Socity and the Council of Underwater Archaeology, 1963. Blue cloth. [12], 111 pp. Text in double columns, photos in text. Minor cover soiling; else a VG clean, tight and unworn jacketless copy, no previous owner marks. The Proceedings of a Conference on Underwater Archaeology Sponsored by the Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, April 26-27, 1963.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 18343
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  • GROSS, George
    DONALD JACKSON, KING OF BLADES.

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Queen City Publishing, 1977. Octavo. Blue cloth. [10], (157) pp. Photos in text. Fine in very nearly fine jacket. Jackson was the first ice skater to successfully land the triple Lutz in competition (Prague, 1962 World Championships). "Jackson's Triple Lutz and a record seven perfect marks earned him the World Championship and rocked the skating world. His five-minute program was acclaimed the greatest feee skating performance of all time." - jacket. Flip action corners let you see Jackson in motion. Now, of course, everybody does the triple Lutz.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 15254
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  • Beken, Paul; Jones, Stephen
    Dragon in Exile: the centenary history of London Welsh R.F.C.

    Edition: First printing

    London: Springwood Books, 1985. Red boards. pp 318 + colour and b&w photos. Fine in fine jacket. British rugby football.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 47646
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  • DRAUGHTS PRAXIS, or modern match games: a practical guide to scientific play...Second and revised edition by DUNNE, Frank
    DUNNE, Frank
    DRAUGHTS PRAXIS, or modern match games: a practical guide to scientific play...Second and revised edition

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: Musson, no date [1912]. Octavo, blue-grey pictorial cloth stamped in black and white, spine gilt lettered. pp (iii)-viii, (260). Diagrams and tables throughout. Tidy ink name and 1913 pencil date at front; spine very lightly darkened; slight cloth bubbling in top margin of rear cover; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy. Made from sheets of the London: Routledge, edition. First ed. was privately issued by the author in 1905 in an edition of 553 copies.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 40867
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  • BRADMAN, Don
    FAREWELL TO CRICKET

    Edition: First printing

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1950. Octavo, green cloth. pp 320 + plates. Includes Bradman's stats and index. VG clean copy, no owner name. Somewhat worn price-clipped jacket has rubbing and small holes to front spine and flap folds, partial splits to front spine fold, shallow chips to spine ends, small creased tears to front panel; just good.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 45748
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  • DUGGAN, Jack, Captain
    FIGHTING FOR GLORY

    Oakville, Ontario / Orangevale, California: Humanity Publications, 1981. pp 289, card covers. Text paper yellowed, as always; small creased tear to rear cover; VG otherwise. Autobiography of a Canadian professional boxer and WWII vet.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 50790
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  • O'ROURKE, Frank
    FLASHING SPIKES

    Edition: First Canadian edition

    Winnipeg: Harlequin Books, 1958. pp 190, [2]. Just a little leaned, a couple soft creases to covers, VG clean and tight copy otherwise. Harlequin paperback 424. A baseball novel, originally published in hardcover NY: Barnes, 1948. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Condition: Book: Very Good, Binding: Mass Market Paperback

    Book ID: 44802
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  • COOK, Dave
    FROM FROZEN PONDS TO BEEHIVE GLORY: the story of Dixie Arena Gardens

    Edition: First printing

    Mississauga, ON: Author, 2006. Octavo, glossy card covers, 224 pp, many photos. Fine copy. Ice hockey, figure skating, lacrosse, curling, and more at this Mississauga arena over the years.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 39317
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  • HUTCHINSON, Horace G., and others
    GOLF. With Numerous Illustrations by Thomas Hodge and Harry Furniss

    Southampton (England): Ashford Press Publishing, 1987. Facsimile reprint of the 1890 Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes edition. Brown cloth gilt. pp xvi, 463, [3]. Illustrations in text. This reprint adds a two page Introductory Note by the 11th Duke of Beaufort. Fine copy, no owner names, without jacket, as issued. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 29054
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  • ELLIS, Isaac (Cycling)
    HEADQUARTERS, COMMITTEE OF ARRANGEMENTS

    Lockport, New York: The Committee, 1883. 8.5 x 5.5 inches, printed in italic type on one side only. Two paragraphs. Hydrant Hose Company No. 1, of Lockport, will hold a tournement on 04 July, which will include bicycle races. A free for all race open to all amateur wheelmen of Western New York will have a first prize of a gold medallion worth $50. There will be other prizes including a prize for best wheelman from Niagara and Orleans Counties. Races will adhere to the rules of the American Wheelman's League. An invitation to enter, all applications to Frank A. Ganung, Secretary, Lockport. Printed name of Isaac Ellis, Chairman, at bottom. Two horizontal folds, else fine. Rare. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced, depending upon your location.

    Condition: Binding: Broadside

    Book ID: 43335
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  • SHERO, Fred and André Beaulieu
    HOCKEY FOR THE COACH, THE PLAYER, AND THE FAN

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1979. Octavo, cloth & boards. pp 384. Diagrams. Mild foxing and yellowing to page edges, faint tape stains to endpapers, else fine. Price-clipped jacket has fading, slight rippling from damp, tide mark, to rear panel, VG otherwise. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 45578
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  • BALL, W.L.
    I SKIED THE THIRTIES

    Edition: First printing

    Ottawa: Deneau, no date (1981). Octavo, pp xii, 116 + photos on text paper. Black boards. Text paper a bit yellowed, as always, else fine in fine jacket. A cheaply made production, perfect bound, cheaper paper, bound without free endpapers. A book about the earliest days of Alpine skiing in Canada, in Quebec in the Laurentians by McGill University graduates and friends, and also their successful competition in Europe.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 40521
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  • MANSON, J.A., compiler
    INDOOR AMUSEMENTS: including round games, toy games and toy-making, mechanical and arithmatical puzzles, card games, magic, fireside fun, etc., etc. New and enlarged edition...

    London: Cassell, 1911. Octavo, blue cloth, front cover lettered and ruled in black, pictorial spine gilt lettered with picture of playing cards and chess set in red, white, and black. pp (8), 348 + frontispiece with tissue guard and 15 other plates. Illustrations in text, index. Cloth bubbling, bit of rubbing to title lettering, and light spotting to front and read covers; spine has slight wear at ends and light rubbing to picture, which is still quite attractive, gilt lettering bright; bit of foxing early and late; yellowing and light foxing to endpapers; one plate has nicks and creases at fore edge; generally VG otherwise, text clean, tight and unworn. An extensive treatment including many uncommon topics.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 42835
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  • Chia, Mantak
    Iron Shirt Chi Kung I: Once a Martial Art, Now the Practice That Strengthens the Internal Organs, Roots Oneself Solidly, and Unifies Physical, Menta

    Huntington, New York: Healing Tao Books, c1986. Octavo, card covers. Fine copy, no owner names or cover creases.

    Condition: Book: Fine, Binding: Trade Paperback

    Book ID: 35733
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