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    Sequence of Take-Down and Assembly Operations Winchester Model 50 Shotgun 12 & 20 ga. by Winchester-Western Division, Olin Mathieson Chemical

    New Haven CT: Olin Mathieson Chemical, 1958. Paperback. Near Fine/Wraps. 30 pages. Drawings and instructions for cleaning and repair of this specific gun. Undated, but along with other publications in this series must be late 1950s. Blue card cover. Near Fine/Wraps. No wear. Faded near stapled edge. Owner name embossed inside, no other marks. Item #: E2047.



    SNOOKER The Players, the Shots, the Matches by Smith, Terry

    London: St. Michael/Macdonald & Co.. Very Good. 1989. First Edition. Softcover. Light edge & corner wear. Main flaws would be some light water damage to rear corner which has caused wrinkling to bottom corner & edge of last section of pages (doesn't affect readability). Also, one photo has been clipped out near rear of book. Pages are otherwise clean & tight. Profusely illustrated in colour. 192 pages. Takes an authoritative look at the players, matches & shots that have provided the drama for so many great championsips. It also recalls the history of the game from the early billiard hall days and assesses the state of snooker into the 1990's, as well as profiling the careers of the game's leading pro's. A special section presents the official rules of the game. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .



    N.R.A. Gallery League Handbook (With Letter & Registration) by NRA National Rifle Association

    Washington, DC: NRA / Natl. Rifle Assoc., 1946. Paperback. VG/Wraps. 15 pages. Pamphlet describing League Organization, rules, prizes etc. Pamphlet not dated, but includes a laid in letter from Winter 1946-47 stating that this is the first time since WWII that they were able to conduct gallery competition. Blank Registration and Entry Blank enclosed, too. A nice NRA collectible. VG/Wraps. Pamphlet lightly browned, else Near Fine. Item #: A5083.



    Wonder Girl: The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias by Van Natta Jr., Don

    New York: Little, Brown and Company. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 2011. First Edition. Hardcover. 403 pages .



    Suzuki 125-400cc Singles, 1964-1979: Service, Repair, Performance by Jorgensen, Eric

    Arleta, CA: Clymer Publications, 1980. 4th ed. . Paperback. Fine/Wraps. 131 pages. High performance how-to secrets from top tuners. B/w photos and drawings on every page. 1980 third printing of the 1979 fourth edition. Fine/Wraps. Tight, clean, no wear or marks. No reader spine crease. Item #: E2231.



    An Outdoor Journal: Adventures and Reflections. by CARTER, Jimmy

    New York: Bantam Books, 1988. Signed by Jimmy Carter on the half title page, additionally inscribed: Best Wishes to Ryan Trudeau - Jimmy Carter. First edition / First printing. Green cloth spine, green paper-covered boards. Near fine in fine dust jacket. Uncommon with full first name in signature.



    PSYCHOLOGY OF COACHING by Tutko, Thomas A & Jack W. Richards

    Allyn and Bacon. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1971. First Edition. Hardcover. Edgeworn and rubbed DJ with mutiple edge tears. No writing or underlining in the text. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 216 pages .



    Framed Mini-Art International Postage Stamp

    The European Table Tennis Championships is an international table tennis competition for the national teams of the member associations of the European Table Tennis Union (ETTU). First held in 1958, the ETTU organized the European Championships every two years in even-numbered years until 2002, when they changed to odd-numbered years. Since 2007, the competition has been contested annually Framed Postage Stamp 3 1/2 x 3 inch silver aluminum frame Wall mounting or desktop display Perfect gift idea Each stamp is in its own way and unique minature work of art



    Confessions of a Poker Player by King, Jack

    New York: Ives Washburn, Inc., 1940. 1st ed. . Hardcover. VG/No Jacket. 209 pages. Story of a life in poker. Black cloth-covered boards with a royal flush in red on the front and red title on the spine. Top edge dyed red. First edition. VG/No Jacket. Firm binding, no name or marks. Square corners, softened spine ends. No dustjacket. Item #: E2134.



    INSIDE THE OLYMPICS A Behind-The-Scenes Look At the Politics, the Scandals & the Glory of the Games by Pound, Dick

    John Wiley & Sons. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 2004. First Edition. Hardcover. 0470834544. . Hardcover has light soiling outer edge of pages, bumping to spine ends. Interior clean & unmarked. Jacket has light edgewear, small interior stain to spine bottom and light scuffing of covers. B/w & colour photos. From the Inside Flap: EVERY TWO YEARS, WORLD ATTENTION TURNS TO THE OLYMPIC GAMES FOR A FEW SHORT WEEKS, IN A CELEBRATION OF ATHLETIC EXCELLENCE, COMPETITION, AND NATIONAL PRIDE. But in recent years, the Olympic ideal has also been tainted by scandals, greed, and corruption? From bribery, to doping, cheating politics, and exploitation. Never shy of the issues, Pound reveals the full inside story.... ; 8vo .



    Illustrated Norton Buyer's Guide by Bacon, Roy

    Isle of Wight: Niton Publishing/MBI, 1991. 1st ed. . Paperback. Near Fine/Wraps. 160 pages. Model-by-model analysis of postwar singles, twins, rotaries, and specials. B/w photos. Near Fine/Wraps. No wear, no name or marks. Sticker ghost on rear cover. Item #: E2264.



    How Good is Your Chess? by Barden, Leonard

    London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1957. 1st ed. [Stated].. Hardcover. Near Fine/Good. 112 pages. Clean, tight, unmarked. Dj has two mended tears, wear at tips, writing on backside of back flap. Near Fine/Good. Dj in protective mylar sleeve. Item #: B4314.



    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 .



    Skijor With Your Dog by Hoe-Raitto, Mari; Kaynor, Carol

    Fairbanks, Alaska: O K Publishing, 1991. Near Fine in softcover. 23 by 16 cm. 188 pages. Trade size. Blue and white cover. Contains some black and white illustrations. Contains index, bibliography and glossary. Light wear to edges only. Bright, clean.. Soft Cover.



    On the Run: The Never Dull and Often Shocking Life of Maury Wills (SIGNED) by Wills, Maury & Mike Celizic

    New York: Carroll & Graf, 1991. 1st ed. [Stated].. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 334 pages. Signed on the FFEP by Maury Wills, without inscription. Near Fine/Near Fine. Clean, tight, only minimal sign of handling on book or dustjacket. Dj in protective mylar sleeve. Item #: E1921.



    Advanced Tonfa: Japanese Weapon of Self Defense by Yamashita, Tadashi

    Santa Clarita, California: Ohara Publications, 1999. 255 pages. Solid with light wear on the covers and the interior is unmarked. Some light soiling on the edges of the inside pages.. 1st Printing. Paperback. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.



    North American Yacht Racing Union Official Racing Rules 1938 by NAYRU

    New York: N.A.Y.R.U., 1938. Hardcover. VG/No Jacket. 304 pages. Thumb-indexed book of rules, list of members and member clubs, union constitution. Fold-out schedule of equipment and table of cabin fittings. International code flags and pennants in color on rear endpaper. Navy blue cloth-covered boards with bright gilt title on spine and badge of the union on front. VG/No Jacket. Very solid binding and hinges. No name or marks. Light wear at corners and spine ends. Item #: E2087.



    Now Back to You Dick: Two Lifetimes in Hockey by Dick Irvin

    McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1988. Edition Unstated. Hardcover. Fine Condition/Near Fine. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 249 pp. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact but slightly cocked. Light general shelf wear to dust jacket. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing . Multiple copies available this title. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Biography & Autobiography::Sports; #63038; ISBN: 0771043538. ISBN/EAN: 9780771043536. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 38285. . 9780771043536



    How to Fish Wrecks, Lumps, & Rock Piles by Venturo, Captain Greg

    Point Pleasant: The Fisherman Library, 1995. 1st ed. . Paperback. Near Fine/Wraps. 192 pages. Boats and gear, how to find the fish, and what fish you are looking for, all explored and explained by the expert. B/w photos and drawings. Near Fine/Wraps. Clean, tight, no name or marks. No spine crease. Item #: E2219.



    THE BEST OF SPORT Classic Writing from the Golden Era of Sports by Ryan, Bob (editor)

    Toronto: Sport Classic Books. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 2003. First Edition. Hardcover. 1894963083 . Excellent condition - slight wear to two jacket corners and bumping to one corner of the hardcover. Interior is clean & unmarked. Illustrated in b/w & colour. Price sticker on rear. From its first issue in September of 1946, SPORT magazine was a hit. This anthology includes 24 classic articles from SPORT, each a snapshot in time by a celebrated writer depicting a famous sports figure. Each story is completed by an epilogue telling the rest of the story - what happened to the athlete and his career & life in later years. Also included is classic photography from the pages of SPORT. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .



    In the Sporting Tradition: The Art of Herb booth by Booth, Herb

    College Station: Texas A & M, 1993. 1st ed. [Stated].. Hardcover. VG/VG. 157 pages. Forty-nine color plates and ninety-nine b/w reproductions of limited edition prints and lithographs. Introductory essay by Michael McIntosh. Herb Booth's own commentary on the plates. Large, nearly square book, 11.25 X 11.5 inches. VG/VG. New book with publisher stamp. Has been bumped at top of spine causing wrinkling to dustjacket and binding. Dj in protective mylar sleeve. Item #: E2248.



    STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING FOR TEAM SPORTS Sport-Specific Physical Preparation for High Performance by Gamble, Paul

    Routledge. Very Good. 2009. First Edition. Softcover. Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 256 pages .



    Legendary Boxers of the Golden Age of England, America, Australia by Edwards, Billy

    Secaucus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1990. Reprint. . Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 128 pages. Photos, biographical sketches, and records of their victories and defeats. Includes men of note of all nations connected with the pugilistic arena. In printed photographic boards matching the dustjacket. Fine/Fine. No wear, no name or marks. Like new. Dj in protective mylar sleeve. Item #: E2289.


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    Power Play: The Memoirs of Hockey Czar Alan Eagleson by Eagleson, Robert Alan with Young, Scott

    Toronto: McClelland & Stewart Inc. BOOK: Previous Owner Markings (Gift Inscription Neatly Inked to Front Free Endpaper); Repaired (Tear Taped); Spine, Boards Bumped; Light Shelf Rub to Boards; Edges Lightly Soiled. DUST JACKET: Lightly Creased; Lightly Chipped; Light Moisture Damage (Staining); In Archival Quality Jacket Cover. JACKET PHOTOGRAPH: James Lipa. CONTENTS: ONE An Oppression of Hockey Players TWO Involvements THREE Early Days with Orr FOUR Politics FIVE The Road to the 1972 Series SIX Four in Canada, Four in Moscow SEVEN Life and Death of the WHA EIGHT The Canada Cup NINE Another Side of the Coin TEN Bobby Orr--The Breakup ELEVEN The Uprisings TWELVE Exoneration THIRTEEN The Break with Orr--Part II FOURTEEN Hockey People FIFTEEN One Man's Trouble with Drugs SIXTEEN The Wave of the Future SEVENTEEN The Hockey Business; Index. SYNOPSIS: Dictatorial. Rude. Dedicated. Loyal. Crude. Gentlemanly. Over the years, all those descriptions and more have been applied to Alan Eagleson. Critics and fans alike will find supporting evidence here in the only firsthand account of the life, so far, of a remarkable Canadian. As honest memoirs tend to be, in some ways this is a disturbing book. The quarter-century and more of headlines featuring Alan Eagleson have built up a controversial public persona for him in hockey, law, and politics. Until now, however, the man behind the image has remained unknown. This book covers, from the inside, many of the best-known events of Eagleson's life in a manner that no outside observer can match. The bombshell of his 1979 split with Bobby Orr is part of it, a split that widened into a painful twelve years of animosity between two men once thought to be inseparable--all while, Eagleson confesses, he never stopped regarding Orr as the best hockey player he ever saw. Orr's accusations are covered here in detail, along with Eagleson's eventual decision to defend himself, even though Nancy, his wife, told him he could not successfully attack a legend. The irony is that Orr's skills on the ice and Eagleson's skills in negotiating record-breaking contracts had together created the legend in the first place. There is fun and drama in Eagleson's recollections of the early years when he secretly formed the National Hockey League Players Association and became its executive director. He tells the inside story of how the historic 1972 hockey series between the best Canadians and the best of the Soviets came about, and gives his own formula for successful negotiations with Soviet officials. He tells, too, of how close the team was to disaster before three consecutive Canadian wins in Moscow gave them victory and a happy flight home to a thunderous welcome. The mid-1970s beginnings of the Canada Cup, the gradual erosion in the 1980s of his once-unanimous NHLPA support, the Eagleson side of the 1989 attempt to out him--it's all here--along with telling anecdotes about his warm family life and the good and the bad about some of the most famous names in hockey. Alan Eagleson was born in St. Catharines in 1933 (his father later was a union steward), attended the University of Toronto, graduated in law in 1957, sat in the Ontario Legislature from 1963 to 1967. He married Nancy Elizabeth Fisk of Collingwood, Ontario, on April 16, 1960, and they are the parents of Allen (1961) and Jill (1964), both lawyers. Alan refers to Nancy as his most important adviser and his best friend. Among his many honours, he is an Officer of the Order of Canada and a member of the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame and Hockey Hall of Fame. Scott Young was born in Manitoba in 1918. He began writing sports at eighteen with the Winnipeg Free Press, and during stints as a columnist with the Globe and Mail and as sports editor of the Toronto Telegram, has written many books of fiction and non-fiction, including novels, books for children, and the memoirs of Punch Imlach and Conn Smythe. His honours include membership in the Hockey Hall of Fame, the CBC Wilderness Award for a TV script, and the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters from Trent University.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.



    Advanced Hunting Tips & Techniques Formerly titled 1001 HUNTING TIPS by Elman, Robert

    New York: Winchester Press, 1983. Reprint. . Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Updated & expanded to include info on small game, predators, deer, big game, plains & mountain game, upland birds, waterfowl, rifles, shotguns, handguns, ammunition, gear & accessories. Fine/Fine. New book retrieved out of our old stock. Dj in protective mylar sleeve. Item #: A4234.

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