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Kodokan Judo : A Guide to Proficiency

Tokyo: Kodansha, 1968. 2nd printing. Hardcover. Very good/good. Octavo (standard sized). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards, more so to dust jacket. Spine a bit faded, Sticker and stamp with the name and address of former owner on flyleaf. 150 with many photographs, contest rules. An early instruction guide to Judo, first published in 1963, geared toward the beginner but with useful techniques useful for those with more training.

$45.00

The 1971 Honinbo Tournament. Championship Go vol. 1

By Iwamoto, Kaoru, 9-dan in collaboration with James C. Davies

Tokyo: Ishi Press, 1972. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good, price clipped. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. Old sticker on endpaper. 206 p. w/ many game diagrams. More than just a play by play of games, Iwamoto charts the rise of a relatively unknown player, Ishida, to the title of 26th Honinbo and discusses his primary opponent, Rin Kaiho, previous Honinbo title holder.

$25.00

Newaza of Judo

By Kotani, Sumiyuki, Yoshimi Osawa, and Yuichi Hirose

Kobe, Japan: Koyano Bussan Kaisha, Ltd. , 1973. First edition. Original Wraps. Very good/good. Small, thin octavo. Slight wear to edges and corners of covers. DJ has more wear and small chips to edges and spine. SIGNED in Japanese and English by all three authors, and a second time on last endpaper by Osawa. 153 p. w/ b&w illustrations and an annotation section, really a glossary of Japanese terms with their English equivalents. A scarce martial arts book made far more scarce with the dust jacket and the signatures.

$350.00

Professional Hunter : Along the Roads to Adventure.

By Montvoisin, Robert J.

Agoura, CA: Trophy Room Books, 2002. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Publisher extra. Signed by author but not numbered from the limited print. Very good quarto-sized hardcover in very good dust jacket. Light wear to edges of boards with streak across front cover. Dj has light wear to edges and minor scuffing to covers. Upper page edges are lightly stained. 284 pages with illustrations. A memoir of Robert Montvoisin's hunting experiences over 40 years in Kenya, Tanzania, and Zambia. overall he spent 60 of his 80 years in Africa, having many interesting experiences before becoming a guide and hunter.

$70.00

Leonid Stein : Master of Attack [ Chess ]

By Keene, Raymond D.

London: Robert Hale & Co. , 1976. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. Dj has some foxing on the flaps and page edges. 154 (6) p. w/ player index. A short biography and study of the attacks of this Soviet Chess grandmaster in the 1960s and 1970s, before his unexpected death in 1973. The author knew him personally and played two matches against him.

$35.00

David Bronstein : Chess Improviser

By Vainstein, B. S. translated by Kenneth P. Neat

Oxford: Pergamon Press, 1983. First edition. Hardcover w/glossy pictorial boards. Very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. No dust jacket issued. Name of former owner on pastedown. Pages edges very slightly yellowed. 194 p. w/ brief biography, details of 28 games, and Bronstein's won annotation of his 1951 games with Botvinnik, where he almost won the World Championship.

$60.00

Tal's Winning Chess Combinations : the Secrets of Winning Chess Combinations Described and Explained by the Russian Grandmaster Mikhail Tal

By Tal, Mikhail and Victor Khenkin. translated from the Russian by Hanon W. Russell

London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1979. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/good, price clipped. Thick octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. Some foxing to edges of dj and on edges of textblock. Uses old notation. 409 p. w/ 271 problems. Less common than expected.

$55.00

It Was a Different Game : the Elmer Layden Story

By Layden, Elmer with Ed Snyder

Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1969. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/good. Thin, small octavo ( smaller than standard ). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards, a bit more to dust jacket. Light spotting and soiling to dj. SIGNED and inscribed by Layden on half title page. 175 p. w/ illustrations. The uncommon memoir of one of the Four Horsemen from Notre Dame college football under legendary coach Knute Rockne in from 1922 - 1924, losing only 2 games. Layden went on to coach football at his alma mater and then became Athletic director there. In 1941 he became the Commissioner of of the National Football League until 1946.

$85.00

The Archer's Craft : a Sheaf of Notes on Certain Matters Concerning Archers and Archery, the Making of Archer's Tackle, and the Art of Hunting with a Bow. Legends of the Longbow Library

By Hodgkin, Adrian Eliot, author and illustrator. commissioned by Glenn St. Charles

Lyon, MS: Derrydale Press Inc, 1994. Signed, limited ed. . Leather Bound Hardcover. Very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners. Green Leather with gilt titles and designs. Signed by St. Charles and numbered PP37 of 1250 on the tipped-in limitation page. 222 p w/ illus. , appendices, bibliography, index.

$35.00

Anthology of Chess Combinations

Nicosia, Cyprus: Chess Informant, 1995. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of dj and boards. 423 p. An important work on chess combinations, with both instructive and practical examples.

$60.00

Toxophilus : the School of Shooting in Two Books. / Archery in theory and Practice. Legends of the Longbow Library

By Ascham. Roger / Ford, Horace A. commissioned by Glenn St. Charles

Lyon, MS: Derrydale Press Inc, 1992. Signed, limited ed. . Leather Bound Hardcover. Very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners. Small ding in foredge of textblock. Green Leather with gilt titles and designs. Signed by St. Charles and numbered PP37 of 1250 on the tipped-in limitation page. 168 p/ 175 p w/ illus. 2 books in one volume.

$45.00

Book of the Long Bow. Legends of the Longbow Library

By Elmer, Robert P., M.D. and Charles Allen Smart. Illustrations by Will Crawford commissioned by Glenn St. Charles

Lyon, MS: Derrydale Press Inc, 1993. Signed, limited ed. . Leather Bound Hardcover. Very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners. Green Leather with gilt titles and designs. Signed by St. Charles and numbered PP37 of 1250 on the tipped-in limitation page. 206 p w/ illus.

$40.00

Baseball Nicknames : a Dictionary of Origins and Meanings

By Skipper, James K. Jr.

Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 1992. First edition. Hardcover in full cloth. Very Good. No dust jacket issued. Octavo ( standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. 374 p. w/ bibliography, index, and appendices on Negro League players and umpires. A n alphabetical listing by last name of players from the professional men leagues, the All American Girls Baseball League, and various umpires, broadcasters, officials and writers. Index covers the various nicknames for easy reference. A fun book for baseball history lovers.

$40.00

The Colle - Koltanowski System : Deceptive Peace Behind the Stonework [ Chess ]

By Bronznik, Valerij. Rossen Roussev, translator

Schwieberdingen, Germany: Schachverlag Kania, 2004. First English language printing and edition, noted as "1th Print". Hardcover w/glossy pictorial boards. Very Good. Octavo ( standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. Small, faint stain to first pastedown and flyleaf. Corner of 1 page creased. Small bit of spotting to last endpaper and pastedown.223 w/ board diagrams, a symbol legend, bibliography, and index to variations.

$30.00

PLAYING BALL WITH LEGENDS : THE STORY AND STORIES OF DON LUND

By Irwin, James Robert

Ann Arbor: the author. printed at Edwards Brothers Inc., 2009. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Octavo ( slightly oversize). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dj. SIGNED by Lund and SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the author, both on title page. Uncommon in hardcover edition. 456 p. w/ illustrations. A detailed look at the life and baseball career of University of Michigan letterman and MLB player Lund, based on extensive interviews with him by Irwin, helped by Lund's excellent memory, which the author called "verifiable" and "beyond normal".

$50.00

Svetozar Gligoric's Chess Career with a Biography and 63 Games Analysed [ Analyzed ] and Annotated

By Levy, David N.

London: Collins, 1972. First edition. Hardcover in full cloth. Very Good in Good dust jacket. Octavo ( standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. Dj has more wear and a small tear at top rear dj flap crease. Name of formwer owner masked with an exhuberance of whiteout on flyleaf. 192 p. w/ games notated in the old style, index of opponents, index of openings. An important work on an important master reknowned for his many games.

$45.00

Horseshoe Compendium

By Rose, Lee et. al.

Detroit, MI: National Horseshoe Pitchers' Association, 1940. First edition. Pamphlet. Very Good. Thick pamphlet. Some wear to edges and corners. Staples rusty. Endpapers a little tanned, but other pages clear. 96 p. w/ illustrations, rules, history of horseshoe pitching, tips, constitution of the organization, history of part world tournaments, a discussion of a nationa league, and brief histories from various state associations. The exception is Iowa, which has a much longer and more detailed entry than the rest. This is an expanded and up to date survey and history of the game, the first being published in 1929. An important history of an American game, uncommon in its print form.

$60.00

The Games of Robert J. Fischer

By Wade, Robert G and Kevin J. O'Connell, editors. [ Bobby Fischer, Robert Fischer ]

London: Batsford, 1972. First UK edition. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Thick octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards, more so to dj. A bit of foxing at edges of textblock, more so at top edge. Attractive bookseller sticker from Chess magazine (from whom the book was probably first purchased) on flyleaf. 448 p. w/ illustrations, indexes of opening moves and opponents. An important and classic work on Fischer's games, up through 1971.

$45.00

New in Chess featuring Database Survey & Theoretical Articles Yearbook 48 1998. The Grandmaster Guide to Chess Openings

By Sosonko, Genna and Paul van der Sterren editors

Alkmaar, the Netherlands: International Chess Data Information System / Interchess BV, 1998. First edition. Hardcover w/glossy pictorial boards. Very Good. No dust jacket issued. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. A quarterly survey of chess practice and theory for the serious chess player. Theories discussed in this volume include two variations on the Sicilian Also adds over two dozen other surveys and several NiC forum entries. Particularly noted are John van der Wiel on a Petroff opening variation, the Gothenburg bust, and Sosonko's corner.

$25.00

New in Chess featuring Database Survey & Theoretical Articles Yearbook 52 1999. The Master's Choice : Surprising Moves in Well Known Positions

By Sosonko, Genna and Paul van der Sterren editors

Alkmaar, the Netherlands: International Chess Data Information System / Interchess BV, 1999. First edition. Hardcover w/glossy pictorial boards. Very Good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. A quarterly survey of chess practice and theory for the serious chess player. Theories discussed in this volume includes a variation on the French opening. Also adds over two dozen other surveys and several NiC forum entries. Particularly noted are Sveshnikov and Smyslov variations.

$25.00

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