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The Wanderings of an Elephant Hunter
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The Wanderings of an Elephant Hunter

By Walter D. M. Bell

Suffolk, U. K.: Neville Spearman. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1981. First Edition. Hardcover. 0854350632 . Neville Spearman, U. K. 1981 edition, same ISBN. HC/DJ - near fine. Very nice condition. Hardcover is clean, with a little edge\corner bumping. Pages are all intact and clean other than minor soiling outer edge of pages and very small address stamp from previous owner inside both covers. Light age tanning to interior. Dustjacket is in a brodart sleeve with paper liner. Protective sleeve has some scuffing/light scratches, however jacket underneath is in great condition, with light age tanning, and one or two tiny edge tears, front flap is price clipped. B/w illustrations. The greatest of all elephant books by the greatest of all elephant hunters, Karamojo Bell. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; From a Reviewer: "Classic Africana ....... This being the first of Bell's three books it was also my first title on the subject of elephant hunting. A testament to it's quality would be that even today, twenty years after the purchase and roughly eighty years after it was written, I often revisit these pages. The chapters on hunting rifle, shooting angles, adventures in Uganda and previously undiscovered country in western and central Africa are classic Africana. I am not alone in my fascination as Walter Bell continues to be among the most recognizable names in big game hunting today a full one hundred years after his first safari. His accomplishments with the rifle continue to be the standard by which all others are compared. Considering the number of sportsman who visit the continent, this is quite an accomplishment. Unlike Karamojo Safari and Bell of Africa, this book is strictly a collection of articles that were written for a local outdoor magazine in Scotland. In them, Bell describes the equipment, hunting techniques and shooting angles he used to become the most successful elephant hunter of the era. Even though these chapters address a vast range of topics Bell never drifts far from the pure hunting experience he strives to describe. He lived the life of an elephant hunter during that brief point in history when it was still a feasible profession to take up. The sensations associated with leading a heavily ivory laden safari out of the deepest jungles of Africa must have been truly magnificent. Fortunate we are that Bell took the time to put down his rifles and pick up his pen..." (730-0514) .

$127.50

After Big Game in Central Africa
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After Big Game in Central Africa

By Edward Foa; Capstick, Peter H. (Series editor)

St. Martin's Press. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1989. Second Printing. Hardcover. 0312032749 . From the Peter Capstick Library Series. Hardcover/Jacket - near fine/very good. Hardcover is clean and intact, a little bumping to spine ends, some creasing to spine. Pages clean and unmarked other than previous owner's stamp on first endpage. Dustjacket has age tanning to edges, a few small edges tears, light edge wear, a couple cracks across spine, light scuffing, not price clipped. Translated from the French by Frederic Lees. "Records of a sportsman from August 1894 to November 1897, when crossing the dark continent from the mouth of the Zambesi to the French Congo." (from title page) [600]; Peter Capstick's Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 330 pages .

$34.95

Fool's Paradise

By John Gierach; Glen Wolff

Simon & Schuster. Good in Very Good dust jacket. 2008. First Edition. Hardcover. 0743291735 . Ex-library book, but still in quite good condition - protective sleeve and usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages all intact, one small section is wrinkled but no pages are stuck together, small amount of soiling and a couple earmarks seen, pages otherwise very good. Sleeve over jacket has some light scuffing. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 224 pages; "This addition to Gierach's long list of fishing books is perhaps not of trophy quality, but it's definitely a keeper. Gierach gets back to the basics of fishing in a collection of personal essays in which he contends that fishing is as much about being outdoors with a few friends who share the same passion as it is about catching fish. Of course, he still thrills at the fish's strike and he lands his fair share of them, but he spends as much time describing other aspects of the sport: getting there, what to do in foul weather, camping etiquette and predicting hatches. He even spends some time ruminating on hunting and the business of rod making. With the simple grace and native wisdom he is known for, Gierach always gets back around to fishing and pays special tribute to the fish themselves, sharing his encyclopedic knowledge of North American fish, their feeding habits and their exquisite colorings. Occasionally, he comments on environmental issues such as the effects of logging and housing developments on local streams, but he seems resigned to such encroachments, claiming that he can live with change as long as the fish are biting; such, he confesses, is his fool's paradise." (330noto, 0211) .

$7.50

TROUT COUNTRY  Reflections on Rivers, Fly Fishing & Related Addictions
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TROUT COUNTRY Reflections on Rivers, Fly Fishing & Related Addictions

By Bob Saile

Pruett Publishing Company. Very Good. 1999. First Edition. Hardcover. 0871089025 . Ex-library book, but still in very good condition. Laminated cover with usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages are clean and tight other than two pages seen with a small amount of soiling and a little soiling to upper edge of pages. Laminate on jacket has some scuffing and light wear to edges; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 189 pages; From a Reviewer: "The thrill and adventure of trout fishing. ....Trout Country: Reflections On Rivers, Fly Fishing & Related Addictions is a collection of stories by veteran angler Bob Saile that takes the reader to waters both famed and obscure and shares Saile's deep appreciation for trout resources, insights into fly-fishing tactics, tributes to famed fly-fisherman, and frank opinions on fish management, and angling ethics. These are memorable, engaging, superbly told stories that celebrate trout fishing in rivers, creeks, lakes across "trout country". Trout Country will prove welcome and pleasurable reading for anyone who has ever experienced the thrill of trout fishing." (437-noto) .

$9.50

THE HUNTER IS DEATH
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THE HUNTER IS DEATH

By T. V. Bulpin

Longbeach, CA: Safari Press. Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket. 1987. First Edition. Hardcover. 0940143089 . Safari Press 1987. HC/DJ - VG+/near fine. Hardcover has bumping and light wear to spine ends, a little age tanning to edges and light spotting/soiling to outer edge of pages. Interior of pages clean, no markings other than previous owner's name stamp on half title page. Age tanning to page edges throughout. Dustjacket has light scuffing, light scratches, a little edge crinkling, a couple tiny tears to spine bottom and age tanning to edges. Not price clipped. "The story of the life of George Rushby, ivory hunter, prospector, game ranger, and the man who faced and defeated the dread 22 man-eaters of the Njombe district of Tanganyika, described in the Guinness Book of Records as the worst marauding lions in the history of Africa..... " (575) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 348 pages .

$85.00

FRIED TWINKIES, BUCKLE BUNNIES, & BULL RIDERS  A Year Inside the  Professional Bull Riders Tour
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FRIED TWINKIES, BUCKLE BUNNIES, & BULL RIDERS A Year Inside the Professional Bull Riders Tour

By Peter, Josh

Rodale Books. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 2005. First Edition. Hardcover. 1594861196 . HC/DJ - near fine. Ex-library book, but still in great condition - pages and cover clean, tight and unmarked. Laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Jacket has a little scuffing to laminate. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 336 pages; "*Starred Review* The argument can be made that the Professional Bull Riders Tour may be the most dangerous, least financially rewarding of all sporting endeavors. Skull fractures, punctured lungs, and destroyed knees are all relatively routine injuries. At least now there is a million-dollar payout for the overall champion each season, but even that is in deferred dollars. Peter, a sportswriter for the New Orleans Times-Picayune, spent the 2004 season with the PBR tour and offers a penetrating portrait of a sport that stands at that awkward stage between minor league and national acceptance. The riders represent many nations besides America--some say Troy Dunn, an Australian, was the best ever--and Peter gives a glimpse into many of their lives. Much space is devoted to defending champion Justin McBride, a media darling with his boyish good looks who is only now realizing that the toughest part of being a champ is staying a champ. The book's title? Fried Twinkies are a genuine but rare concession delicacy, and buckle bunnies are the young ladies who curry the favor of the young macho men who ride the bulls. This is a tough book to walk away from. The icon of book-length sports journalism, John Feinstein, would be proud to include it in his body of work. It's that good. " [530] .

$11.95

RULERS OF THE RING  Wrestling's Hottest Superstars
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RULERS OF THE RING Wrestling's Hottest Superstars

By Picarello, Robert

Berkley Trade. Good. 2000. First Edition. Softcover. 0425177807 . Trade softcover (9" tall) in good used condition. Ex-library with sturdy plastic laminate and usual stamps & stickers. Light wear to edges and corners, light stain on top edge which shows on 1st section of pages (just top edge) , light soiling outer edgef of pages, interior pages clean & tight otherwise. One tear to a page corner has been taped. Review: "Rock On! ..... For those who love wrestling and grab at any chance to watch it, this is the book for you! Amazing photographs and terrific bio's by Robert Picarello make this wrestling book a tough Ruler to beat! " [275-noto]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 207 pages .

$2.25

HOCKEY GREATS OF THE ORIGINAL SIX
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HOCKEY GREATS OF THE ORIGINAL SIX

By Anstey, Robert G.

Sardis, B. C.: West Coast Paradise Publishing. Very Good+. 2003. First Edition. Softcover. 1896779964 . Ex-library book, but still in great condition, spine & front sticker, stamp to upper edge. Pages are clean and tight. Paper cover has light wear at corners and small tear to upper spine. Biographical notes, profiles and statistics on 48 top players from the "golden era of hockey", from approx 1942 until the NHL's first expansion in 1967. [199-osl]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$14.95

ON THE RUN  An Angler's Journey Down the Striper Coast
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ON THE RUN An Angler's Journey Down the Striper Coast

By David Dibenedetto

William Morrow. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 2003. First Edition. Hardcover. 0060087455 . Clean, tight condition. Ex-library book but still in great shape - usual ex-lib type markings. Overall wear very light, a little soiling bottom edge of pages. "A story of the road, rod, and reel, this chronicle covers the author's fishing trip in 2001, which took him from Maine to North Carolina. DiBenedetto sought the striped bass on its autumnal migration southward, seeking not only the fish but also the subculture it inspires...." [438-noto] ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 256 pages .

$8.95

ICE TIME A Canadian Hockey Journey
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ICE TIME A Canadian Hockey Journey

By Russell, Scott

Viking. Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 2000. First Edition. Hardcover. 0670885207 . Great condition. Hardcover is clean, tight and unmarked. Jacket has light edgewear, scuffing, no tears. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; "In Ice Time, Hockey Night host Scott Russell gives book time not to the professional stars, but to the supporting cast that forms the game's national backbone and gives hockey its Canadian character....Who are these people? They are people like former NHL player Lorne Davis, who now scours the rinks of Saskatchewan in hopes of discovering the next Gretzky, Orr, Howe, or Hull. Or Angela James, long a stalwart of the national women's team, who was denied the chance to play growing up in the '70s simply because she was a girl. Or Bob Ridley, who doubles as radio voice and driver for the Medicine Hat Tigers. Or Andy Sullivan, the can't-miss kid from Newfoundland...." [613] .

$10.95

GAZZA ITALIA
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GAZZA ITALIA

By Ian Hamilton

London: Granta Books. Very Good+. 1994. First Edition. Softcover. 0140140735 . Cover has light edge and corner wear, small remainder mark across bottom edge of pages. Pages clean and intact, no markings. B/w photos. After the summer of 1990 when England lost to Germany in the World Cup, Paul Gascoigne, owner of the blubbery, wet, wrinkled face witnessed by the world, had become Gazza, as famous as anyone can be. This is Gazza's story, of a man on show, in the press, in distress: a many more sinned against than sinning.... (os) ; 8vo; 188 pages .

$8.00

HEROES & HISTORY Voices from the Nhl's Past
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HEROES & HISTORY Voices from the Nhl's Past

By Fischler, Stan & Shirley

Mcgraw Hill. Very Good. 1994. First Edition. Softcover. 007551639X . Large softcover 1994. Ex-library book, but still in very good condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Light edgewear to laminate, light soiling outer edge of pages. Pages clean and intact. B/w photos. 192 pages. Tells the story of hockey through the players and referees who were there in NHL's heyday. Includes: Cyclone Taylor, Newsy Lalonde, Bill Durnan, Cooper Smeaton, Bobby Hewitson, Joe Primeau, Johnny Gagnon, Ebbie Goodfellow, Babe Pratt, Frank Frederickson, Frank Boucher and others.... (438os) ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

$7.00

SANDY KOUFAX: A LEFTY'S LEGACY
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SANDY KOUFAX: A LEFTY'S LEGACY

By Leavy, Jane

Harper Collins. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 2002. Second Printing. Hardcover. 0060195339 . Only light wear overall. Clean & unmarked, couple of tiny edge tears seen, light scuffing of jacket. B/w photos. Publisher's Note In an era when too many heroes have been toppled from too many pedestals, Sandy Koufax stands apart and alone, a legend who declined his own celebrity. As a pitcher, he was sublime, the ace of baseball lore. As a human being, he aspired to be the one thing his talent and his fame wouldn't allow: a regular guy..... ; 8vo .

$10.05

AIRBORNE AGAIN! THE TRIUMPH AND STRUGGLE OF MICHAEL JORDAN
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AIRBORNE AGAIN! THE TRIUMPH AND STRUGGLE OF MICHAEL JORDAN

By Kornbluth, Jesse

Aladdin. Very Good. 1996. First Edition. Softcover. 0689807147 . Only light wear to cover, part of a price sticker on front, interior pages clean & tight, booksellers stamp inside front cover, slight soiling to outer edge of pages. 189 pages. Michael Jordan, the greatest player in the history of professional basketball, returned to the game in 1995, just as Airborne was being published. Jess Kornbluth's intimate portrait of the man behind the headlines received major media attention and became an instant success because Airborne offered material that couldn't be found anywhere else... (*shipping will be reduced on this lighter book) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

$6.05

EDMONTON OILERS OFFICIAL GUIDE 1996-1997

By Edmonton Oilers

Edmonton Oilers. Very Good+. 1996. First Edition. Softcover. Very nice condition, clean and unmarked, only light wear overall. Contains all the team players, stats, seasons games, prior history. 8 1/4" x 5 1/4", 200 pages. (290os) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$11.95

THE RIPKEN WAY A Manual for Baseball and Life

By Ripken, Cal Sr.

Pocket Books. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 1999. First Edition. Hardcover. 0671027751 . Light edgewear to jacket, light scuffing to jacket, a little sticker residue. Interior pages clean & unmarked. 231 pages plus records & short bio. B/w illus. [462]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$9.95

IMPARTIAL JUDGMENT The "Dean of NFL Referees" Calls Pro Football As He Sees It

By Tunney, Ed with Dickey, Glenn

Very Good. 1997. First Edition. Softcover. 1882180461 . Light edge and cover wear. Pages clean & tight. B/W photographs. Oversize paperback, 291 pages. REVIEW: "Two veteran NFL officials offer their observations on the game and the role of the referee. Both cover common ground in tracing their careers through high school, collegiate, and pro ranks, devoting considerable attention to controversial calls and clashes with famous coaches (Woody Hayes, Ara Parsegian, John Madden et al)....." ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$9.55

STANLEY CUP FEVER More Than a Century of Hockey Greatness
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STANLEY CUP FEVER More Than a Century of Hockey Greatness

By McFarlane, Brian

Stoddart Canada. Very Good. 1999. First Edition. Softcover. 077376058X . Ex-library book, but still in good condition - laminated cover and usual ex-lib type of markings. Cover has light edgewear, light soiling outer edge of pages. Interior is clean and intact. 288 pages. B/w photos. Brian McFarlane, hockey's unofficial historian, recounts the drama, rivalry, heroics and hijinks that have swirled around one of sport's most legendary tropies. From Dawson City's fantastic challenge in 1905 to Rocket Richard's near-mythic playoff performance in 40s and 50s to Gretzky's sensational Oilers.......the inside scoop on the cup chase, season by season. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$9.50

CALLING THE SHOTS Memoirs of an NHL Referee
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CALLING THE SHOTS Memoirs of an NHL Referee

By Bruce Hood

Toronto: Stoddart Publishing. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1988. First Edition. Hardcover. 0773722092 . Very nice condition, only light wear overall. Pages clean and intact, with no markings, light soiling to outer edge of pages.. B/w photos. Hood recounts his days of refereeing in the NHL for 21 years. He was the first referee to reach 1000 games and provides a fascinating, unvarnished inside look at some of the premiere players....; 8vo; 242 pages .

$13.95

100 GREATEST QUARTERBACKS

By Lazenby, Roland

London: Bison Books. Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1988. First Edition. Hardcover. 0861244303 . Very nice copy. Hardcover is tight and unmarked. Jacket has light edgewear, couple small tears, sticker residue on front, clean. B/w & colour photos. Biography of the greate st quarterbacks in football history, including 140 archival & colour photos. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

$10.00

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