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National Squash Tennis Association: Season 1938-1939
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National Squash Tennis Association: Season 1938-1939

National Squash Tennis Association, 1938. Original wraps. Very Good +. A clean, bright copy of the membership list, the summary of league schedules and matches, and the rules of the 1938-1939 season. Solid and VG+ in its solid, light-green wrappers, with just a touch of light offsetting at the panel edges. Octavo, participating clubs include the New York Athletic Club, the Short Hills Club, the Tuxedo Club and the Columbia, Harvard, Priceton and Yale clubs.

$50.00

National Squash Tennis Association: Season 1941-1942
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National Squash Tennis Association: Season 1941-1942

National Squash Tenns Association, 1941. Original wraps. Very Good +. A clean, bright copy of the membership list, the summary of league schedules and matches, and the rules of the 1941-1942 season. Solid and VG+ in its solid, light-green wrappers, with just a touch of light offsetting at the panel edges. Octavo, participating clubs include the New York Athletic Club, the Short Hills Club, the Tuxedo Club and the Columbia, Harvard, Priceton and Yale clubs.

$50.00

Fighting Back
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Fighting Back

By Rocky Bleier (with Terry O'Neil)

New York: Stein and Day, 1975. Boards. Near Fine/Near Fine. The 1975 1st edition. Clean and Near Fine in a bright, Near Fine dustjacket, with just a touch of chipping at the tips and just a bit of creasing along the spine crown. Octavo, written with the assistance of Terry O'Neil.

$50.00

Ali and Me: Through the Ropes
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Ali and Me: Through the Ropes

By Richard Kaletsky

Bethany, CT: Adrienne Publications, 1982. Original wraps. Near Fine. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR RICHARD KALETSKY on the title page. A solid, very sharp copy to boot of the 1982 1st edition. Clean and Near Fine in its pictorial wrappers, with just a touch of light creasing along the front panel's upper tip. Oblong quarto, a generous sampling of black-and-white photos supplementing the text.

$50.00

Lucky to Be a Yankee
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Lucky to Be a Yankee

By Joe Di Maggio

New York: Rudolph Field, 1946. Boards. Very Good +/Very Good +. A sharp copy of the 1946 1st edition, in a 2nd printing dustjacket. Tight and Near Fine in its bright-red boards. And in a crisp, price-clipped, VG+ example of the pictorial dustjacket, which states "second large printing" at the top of the flap-fold and shows very light wear along the edges and offsetting at the rear panel. Still though, a very presentable copy. Octavo, a generous sampling of black-and-white photos thruout. Introduction by James Farley, Foreword by the great Grantland Rice.

$100.00

America's National Game: Historic Facts Concerning the Beginning, Evolution, Development and Popularity of Base Ball (The Uncommon "SOUVENIR COPY")
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America's National Game: Historic Facts Concerning the Beginning, Evolution, Development and Popularity of Base Ball (The Uncommon "SOUVENIR COPY")

By A.G. Spalding

New York: American Sports Publishing Company, 1911. Cloth. Near Fine. Homer C. Davenport. The 1911 1st edition of this landmark in early baseball history, written by one of the great original figures of the game, A.G. Spalding, who was not only a leading pitcher, manager and then executive during the game's early years but would go on to co-found and build the legendary Spalding Sporting Goods Company. This is an example of the scarce "SOUVENIR COPY", essentially a PRESENTATION COPY which includes an inserted leaf just before Spalding's portrait, gifting this copy "of the History of Base Ball by A.G. Spalding to Philip Walsh in memory of the author who was one of the organizers of the National League of Professional Base Ball Clubs and founder of the firm bearing his name." This copy was given to Walsh at a dinner celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the National League, February 9, 1916, at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City and honoring Spalding himself, who had pased away 4 months earlier. A solid, very presentable copy to boot. Tight and VG+ to Near Fine in its navy-blue cloth, with bright gilt-titling and design along the front panel and spine. Light, minor spotting along the spine, otherwise very clean. Thick octavo, generous black-and-white photos thruout and cartoons by Homer C. Davenport. A nice piece of Americana and an important variant edition, recorded in Howes (S-804).

$1000.00

Twenty One Up
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Twenty One Up

By Richard Bergmann

London: Sporting Handbooks Limited, 1950. Cloth. Very Good +/Very Good +. A tight, crisp copy of the 1950 1st edition. Solid and VG+ (light offsetting at the endsheets, very light foxing along the fore-edge) in a bright, price-intact, VG+ to Near Fine dustjacket. Octavo, a generous number of black-and-white photos complementing the text. Inspiring life story of the ping-pong World Champion who fled the Nazis and managed to resume his remarkable career as World Champion in England.

$100.00

The Basketball Skill Book
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The Basketball Skill Book

By Earl Monroe & Wes Unseld

New York: Atheneum, 1973. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. A very sharp copy of the 1973 stated 1st edition. Tight and Near Fine in a crisp, price-intact, Near Fine dustjacket, with faint creasing along the rear panel's edges. Octavo, dozens of black-and-white photos complementing the text.

$50.00

The Winning Shot (In Dustjacket)
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The Winning Shot (In Dustjacket)

By Jerome D. Travers and Grantland Rice

Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1915. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. A truly impressive copy of the 1915 1st edition. Tight and unusually crisp, with just a touch of light foxing to the endpapers. And in a bright, price-intact ($1.25), VG- to VG example of the 1st issue pictorial dustjacket. Light chipping at the spine crown and along the panel edges and tips, light foxing to the panels. Still though, handsome and very presentable --and notably uncommon in dustjacket. 12mo, 9 line-drawn illustrations complementing the text, co-written by the formidable Grantland Rice. Jerome Travers had just come off a win at the 1915 US Open at Baltusrol to add to his 4 US Amateur Golf Championships and, by any measure, was (and still is) considered one of the great golfers of the early part of the 20th century. His name is included among some of the immortals of the day such as Harry Vardon, Francis Ouimet, Chich Evans and Harold Hilton. (Donovan & Murdoch 37130).

$850.00

Gentleman Jim: The Story of James J. Corbett
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Gentleman Jim: The Story of James J. Corbett

By Nat Fleischer

New York: Nat Fleischer, 1942. Original wraps. Very Good +. A very solid copy of the 1942 1st edition, written by Nat Fleischer, the redoubtable editor of Ring magazine. Tight and VG+ in its pictorial, light-brown wrappers. Octavo, generously illustrated thruout (with mostly etchings but with some black-and-white photos as well).

$100.00

Sports Illustrated (11 of the First 20 Issues --All From 1954)
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Sports Illustrated (11 of the First 20 Issues --All From 1954)

By --

New York: Sports Illustrated, 1954. Original wraps. Near Fine. An impressive run of early issues of "Sports Illustrated", all from 1954, the magazine's maiden year of publication. 11 issues all told, all in crisp, easily VG+ to Near Fine condition. The issues are as follows: # 4 (Sept. 6, 1954); #6 (Sept. 20, 1954); #8 (Oct. 4, 1954); #9 (Oct. 11, 1954); #10 (Oct. 18, 1954); #11 (Oct. 25, 1954); #12 (Nov. 1, 1954); #13 (Nov. 8, 1954); #16 (Nov. 29, 1954); #19 (Dec 20, 1954); and #20 (Dec. 27, 1954).

$500.00

Kings of American Football: The Story of Football at Maryland Agricultural College, Maryland State College and the University of Maryland 1890 to 1952
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Kings of American Football: The Story of Football at Maryland Agricultural College, Maryland State College and the University of Maryland 1890 to 1952

By Morris A. Bealle

Washington, D.C.: Colubia Publishing Co, 1952. Cloth. Very Good +/Very Good. A very solid copy of the 1952 stated 1st edition. Tight and VG+ in a bright, VG example of the pictorial dustjacket, with light spotting to the panels and very light creasing --with just a touch of chipping-- at the panel edges. Thick octavo, dozens of crisp black-and-white photos thruout.

$100.00

Golf: The Book of a Thousand Chuckles--Famous Golf Cartoons by Briggs
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Golf: The Book of a Thousand Chuckles--Famous Golf Cartoons by Briggs

By Briggs

Chicago: P.F. Volland & Co, 1916. Briggs. The 1916 1st edition of this wonderful collection of golf cartoons by Briggs, half of the cartoons (formatted in panels) drawn in color. Solid and VG in its pictorial boards, with light soiling along the edges and light creasing at the foot of the spine. Tiny former owner stamp at the title page, otherwise very clean internally. Oblong quarto, ribald, over-the-top golf humor from over a century ago.

$250.00

Keep Your Eye on the Ball
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Keep Your Eye on the Ball

By Verse and Prose by John Adrian Ross, Sketches by J.E. Broome

London: Collins, 1936. Cloth. Very Good -/Very Good -. J.E. Broome. The 1936 1st edition of this humorous look at the game's light side, wonderfully illustrated thruout by J.E. Broome. Tight and VG- (offsetting to the panels, fading at the spine, very light foxing to the preliminaries) in a crisp, price-clipped, VG- dustjacket, with light chipping and creasing along the panel edges and light soiling to the rear panel. Octavo, verse and prose (almost the equal of the illustrations) by John Adrian Ross.

$50.00

A Sporting Pilgrimage: Riding to Hounds, Golf, Rowing, Football, Club and University Athletics. Studies in English Sport, Past and Present
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A Sporting Pilgrimage: Riding to Hounds, Golf, Rowing, Football, Club and University Athletics. Studies in English Sport, Past and Present

By Caspar W. Whitney

London: Osgood, McIlvaine & Co, 1895. Decorative Cloth. Very Good +. The much less common --and far more attractive-- 1895 1st British edition, following the original American edition by one year. Tight and VG+ in its duotone cloth, with crisp gilt-tiling and design along the front panel and spine. Neat former owner inscription at the front pastedown, offsetting to the front and rear endpapers. Just a touch of light staining as well at the foot of the preliminaries (not affecting the text at all). Thick octavo, generously illustrated thruout in crisp black-and-white photos and etchings.

$200.00

Golf at Glens Falls
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Golf at Glens Falls

By J. Lewis Brown

Glens Falls, NY: Glens Falls Country Club, 1923. Hardcover. Very Good +. The 1923 1st edition of this uncommon history of the Glens Falls Country Club, Glens Falls, NY. Tight and VG+ in its wonderful pictorial boards, with one small tear at the front free endpaper and 2 small ink spots just below it. Nicely illustrated thruout, with diagrams (in color) of each of the course's 18 holes. The architect of the course, which "ranks among the first hundred courses of America", was Donald J. Ross,

$400.00

Lays of the links: A Score of Parodies
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Lays of the links: A Score of Parodies

By --

Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1895. Cloth. Very Good. The 1895 1st edition of this collection of late 19th century golf humor-in-verse. Solid and VG in its dark-green cloth, with bright gilt-titling along the front panel and spine. Light rubbing to the front panel, very light soiling at the rear panel, otherwise very clean. Thin 16mo, 68 pgs. plus publisher's list of recent golf publications at the rear.

$200.00

Moments with Golfing Masters

By Robert H.-K. Browning

London: Methuen & Co, 1932. Hardcover. Daniel Browning. The 1932 1st edition. Solid and VG+ in its green boards, with crisp gilt-titling along the spine. Thin strip of light offsetting at each of the endpapers, otherwise very clean internally. 16mo, 50 line-drawn diagrams thruout supplementing the text.

$50.00

The Swing in Golf and How to Learn It
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The Swing in Golf and How to Learn It

By A.Q.

London: A.&C. Black, Ltd, 1919. Cloth. Very Good +. A very solid copy of the 1919 1st edition. Tight and VG+ in its green cloth, with blindstamped titling and just a touch of light foxing to the front panel. Thin 12mo, 82 pgs. plus publsher's ads at the rear.

$150.00

The Pro and Con of Golf
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The Pro and Con of Golf

By Alexander H. Revell

Chicago: Rand McNally & Co, 1915. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine. A crisp, very nice copy of the 1915 1st edition. Tight and Near Fine in its wonderful pictorial cloth. Light foxing at the rear pastedown, otherwise very clean internally. Thick 12mo, 277 pgs.

$150.00

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