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BASEBALL GENIUS - A Novel

by Green, Tim; Jeter, Derek

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W. Fraser Sandercombe
Published
2017
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781481468640
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New York: Aladdin - Simon and Schuster, 2017. 344 pp. Quarter-bound in blue on blue boards; lettered in white on the spine. Dustjacket art by Tim Jessell. Lightly rubbed on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings.. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Tim Jessell;. 8vo.
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IN SEARCH OF BILLY COLE - A Football Novel

by Newcombe, Jack

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W. Fraser Sandercombe
Published
1984
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
Book Club Edition
ISBN
9780877956082
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$9.95

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New York: Arbor House - William Morrow, 1984. 224 pp. Quarter-bound in blue cloth on gold boards; lettered in gilt on the spine. Light rubbing at the corners of the dustjacket; no interior markings. He was that rare thing, a football player, a quaterback, who played for the love of the game, not for the money.... Book… Read more
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THE SPORT OF CRIME

by Waugh, Carol-Lynn Rossel; Greenberg, Martin H.; Asimov, Isaac (editors) (Jon L Breen; Robert Barr; Anthony Boucher; Leo R. Ellis; David Ely; Joyce Harrington; Clark Howard; John Lutz; Ed McBain; John D. MacDonald; Arthur Morrison; Stuart Palmer)

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W. Fraser Sandercombe
Published
1994
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First Hardcover Edition
ISBN
9781566195348
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New York: Barnes and Noble Books, 1994. (xii) 386 pp. First Hardcover edition. Quarter-bound in black cloth on black boards; lettered in silver on the spine; headband. Light wear on the corners of the dustjacket; no interior markings. Sj art by Savio Mizzi. This anthology contains: Introduction: Sport by Isaac Asimov; Diamond Dick by Jon L. Breen;… Read more
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MURDER AT THE RACES

by Haining, Peter (editor) (Dick Francis; Nat Gould; John Masefield; Thomas Gaspey; Leslie Charteris; Frank Johnson; Michael Innes; Peter Tremayne; Julian Symons; John Francome; Steve Donoghue; Alfred Watson; Leon Breaker; Jack Fairfax-Blakeborough)

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W. Fraser Sandercombe
Published
1995
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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$24.95

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London: Artus Books, 1995. (xviii) 487 pp. Glossy pictorial boards matching the dustjacket. Light rubbing at the corners of the dustjacket; no interior markings. This anthology contains: The Protection Racket by Dick Francis; Nobbling the Favourite by Nat Gould; Under Starters Orders by John Masefield; A Racing Swindle by Thomas Gaspey; Won By a Neck by Leslie Charteris;… Read more
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HE SHOOTS, HE SCORES

by Hewitt, Foster

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W. Fraser Sandercombe
Published
1953
Condition
Poor
Edition
Second Printing
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Toronto: Thomas Allen, 1953. 145 pp. Pictorial boards. Wear on the panels and around the edges; the paper spine is missing and the book is held together with the original cheesecloth and glue; previous owner's name inside; a portion of the back free endpaper is missing. . Second Printing. Hardcover. Poor. 8vo.
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MICKEY RAWLINGS BASEBALL MYSTERIES: Murder at Wrigley Field; Hunting a Detroit Tiger; The Cincinnati Red Stalkings; Hanging Curve

by Soos, Troy

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W. Fraser Sandercombe
Published
1997
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Paperback Printings
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$19.95

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New York: Kensington Books, 1997. 296, 360, 330, 350 pp. All four books have light edge and corner wear; Wrigley Field has some creasing on the spine and has been store stamped; the rest have flat uncreased spines and no interior markings. To be clear, the four Mickey Rawlings Historical Baseball Mysteries here are: Murder at Wrigley… Read more
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THE CANVAS COFFIN

by Gault, William Campbell

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W. Fraser Sandercombe
Published
1954
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Paperback Printing
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New York: Dell Books, 1954. 191 pp. Dell Book 795. Light edge and corner wear with some creasing on the spine; no interior markings. Cover art by Bill George. Ringside violence and a brutal murder, a punch drunk fighter and a worried manager.... First Paperback Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Bill George;.
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THE SOUTHPAW - A Baseball Novel

by Haines, Donal Hamilton

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W. Fraser Sandercombe
Published
1949
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Printing - First Thus
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New York: Comet Books, 1949. 242 pp. Comet Book 16. Light edgewear with creasing on lower right corner of the front cover; short bindery ripple on an otherwise uncreased spine; clipped on the lower right corner of the first few pages; not store stamped. Illustrated with line drawings by Harold Minton. Schooldays, a seriously nasty bully,… Read more
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STREET AND SMITH'S SPORT STORY MAGAZINE - Volume 57, number 5 - December 1st 1937

by Anonymous (editor) (Royal Hall; Jackson V. Scholz; Eric Rober; Bruce Dunn; Leslie McFarlane; Leonard Lupton; T. W. Ford; Dabney Horton; Rip Miller; Arthur L. Rafter; Handley Cross)

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W. Fraser Sandercombe
Published
1937
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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New York: Street and Smith, 1937. 128 pp. General wear. This issue contains: Old Navy Name - a novelette by Royal Hall; Short Stories: Slippery Miles by Jackson V. Scholz; Fixed Fight - Foreclosed by Eric Rober; The Nothing Pitcher by Bruce Dunn; Baldwin Takes Advice by Leslie McFarlane (also wrote as Franklin W. Dixon -… Read more
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THAT FELLOW HAGAN - A School Story

by Horler, Sydney

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W. Fraser Sandercombe
Published
1927
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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London: Cassell and Company, 1927. 218 pp. Beige cloth with an oval pictorial pasted-on the front panel; decorated in black on the front panel and spine; illustrated with a colour frontis and three black and white plates by Frank Gillett, all present and accounted for. Light wear at the corners; presentation note on the front free endpaper; hinges… Read more
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HOOPLA - A Novel

by Stein, Harry

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W. Fraser Sandercombe
Published
1997
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Paperback Printing
ISBN
9780440221302
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New York: Dell Books, 1997. 451 pp. Edge and corner wear with minor creasing on the spine; no interior markings. It was a time when America played to win, when soldiers died in the mud in France in a war to end all wars, and when the nation was passionate, even patriotic, about baseball. But just below… Read more
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TEEN-AGE BASEBALL STORIES

by Owen, Frank (editor) (C. W. Whittemore; H. C. McFadyen; W. T. Person; Holmes Alexander; Richard Hooker; Nathan B. Lincoln; Herbert L. McNary; John O. Hubler; Jack Anderson; Gertrude Schweitzer; John Gartner)

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W. Fraser Sandercombe
Published
1948
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1948. 255 pp. Brown tweed boards decorated in black on the front panel and spine; red upper edge. Wear at the corners of the dustjacket with a short tear on the lower right of the front panel; some discolouration around the edges of the dustjacket; no interior markings. Dj art by Frank… Read more
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STREET AND SMITH'S SPORT STORY MAGAZINE - Volume 58, number 4 - February 2nd 1938

by Anonymous (editor) (Leslie McFarlane; Jackson V. Scholz; T. W. Ford; Arthur Mann; Leonard Lupton; Dabney Horton; Jack Volney; Robert N. Bryan; William Inglis; Arthur L. Rafter; Handley Cross)

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W. Fraser Sandercombe
Published
1938
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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New York: Street and Smith, 1938. 128 pp. General wear. Cover art by Joseph Farrelly. This issue contains: Elmer from the Arctic - a novelette by Leslie McFarlane (also wrote as Franklin W. Dixon - The Hardy Boys); Garden Challenge - a novelette by Jackson V. Scholz; Short Stories: Big 10 by T. W. Ford;… Read more
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THRILLING SPORTS - Volume 24, number 2 - Winter 1951

by Anonymous (editor) (William O'Sullivan; T. W. Ford; Walt Sheldon; Loring Benton; William R. Cox; Bob Wilton; Scott Morgan; Cap Fanning)

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W. Fraser Sandercombe
Published
1951
Condition
Good Only
Edition
First Printing - First Thus
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Toronto: Better Publications of Canada, 1951. 130 pp. Please note before reading on that the front cover is almost off and that a fragment, still present, has broken off on the left side of the front cover. This issue contains: Stanley Cup Crazy - a novelet by William O'Sullivan; Short Stories: No More Touchdowns by T.… Read more
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CRACK OF THE BAT - Stories of Baseball

by Fenner, Phyllis R. (editor) (Stephen Meader; Jackson V. Scholz; Paschal N. Strong; John R. Tunis; B. J. Chute; Harold M. Sherman; Frank Graham; Babe Ruth; R. G. Emery)

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W. Fraser Sandercombe
Published
1964
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Sixth Printing
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf;, 1964. 160 pp. Pictorial boards; gold endpapers. Light wear on the corners with some discolouration on the front pastedown; previous owner's name inside; as issued, no dustjacket. This anthology of short fiction contains: Crooked Arm by Stephen Meader; Keystone Feud by Jackson V. Scholz; Behind the Plate by Paschal N. Strong;… Read more
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PUCK IS A FOUR LETTER WORD - A Novel

by Orr, Frank

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W. Fraser Sandercombe
Published
1982
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780458953905
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Toronto: Methuen, 1982. 278 pp. Black boards lettered in silver on the spine; headband. Light rubbing at the corners of the dustjacket; bookplate on the front free endpaper. Dj art by Chuck Nichols. He couldn't believe it. He was a star centre who helped the Montreal Canadiens to a string of Stanley Cup victories and… Read more
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THE ATAMI DRAGONS

by Klass, David

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W. Fraser Sandercombe
Published
1984
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Second Printing
ISBN
9780684182230
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New York: Scribners - Charles Scribner's Sons, 1984. 134 pp. Quarter-bound in red cloth on blue boards; lettered in silver on the spine; headband. Light wear on the corners of the dustjacket with a short closed tear on the upper left of the front panel; price intact; no interior markings. Dj art by Ted Lewin. The author… Read more
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THE REDHEADED OUTFIELD -and Other Baseball Stories

by Grey, Zane (introduction by Michael Bradley)

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W. Fraser Sandercombe
Published
1996
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Printing - First Thus
ISBN
9780517124239
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New York: Gramercy Books, 1996. (x) 178 pp. Brown boards lettered in gilt on the spine; headband. Dustjacket painting by Frank Hoffman. Lightly rubbed on the corners of the dustjacket; small discreet ink mark on the lower edge of the text block; no interior markings. Zane Grey actually attended university on a baseball scholarship. He… Read more
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SAFE AT HOME

by Anderson, Peggy King

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W. Fraser Sandercombe
Published
1992
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780689316869
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New York: Atheneum Books, 1992. 122 pp. Quarter-bound in purple cloth on blue boards; teal endpapers. Light wear at the corners of the dustjacket; price clipped; no interior markings. Dj art by Karen Lidbeck. If only life at home was as good as life on the baseball diamond.... First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by… Read more
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THE YOUNG PITCHER - A Novel

by Grey, Zane (foreword by John Thorn)

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W. Fraser Sandercombe
Published
1992
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Printing - First Thus
ISBN
9780688110901
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New York: William Morrow and Company, 1992. (xii) 242 pp. Quarter-bound in green cloth on yellow boards; lettered in gilt on the spine; green endpapers. Dustjacket painting by Mike Wimmer. Lightly rubbed on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. Zane Grey actually attended university on a baseball scholarship. He knew a… Read more
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