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Sports, Games and Recreation Rare & Antiquarian Books

Hobbies & Crafts

The time we spend engaged in play defines us as much as what we do at work.

Fishing & Angling

The brook in the countryside with an angler before dawn pitted in battle with a trout. From the Compleat Angler to Old Man and the Sea, fishing has occupied a unique and hallowed place in the imagination and in literature.


Since it's 15th Century invention in Scotland, the game of golf has produced countless books of instruction, memoir and flight of fancy. Here are a small selection of the most interesting of this singular diversion.

Gambling and Gaming

Games of chance and of skill. From poker to the sport of kings. From Las Vegas to the casinos of Europe.

Hunting and Fire Arms

China is credited with both the invention of gunpowder and the first firearm, but the Western world has built a unique relationship with the guns that we use to hunt and defend. Here are some of the tomes that describe arms through history.


Perhaps no other sport is as closely tied to the the written word as is baseball. Baseball has fired the imagination of sportsmen, novelists and historians.

Martial Arts

Jiu-Jitsu, Aikido, Karate and Kendo amoung just a small few. For self-defense, fitness or meditation, here are a small collection of books on martial arts.


Or football, as everyone else but America calls it, is the most popular sport in the world.

Sport and Sporting

Everything else - the nature of sporting and physical activity, and games not otherwise mentioned thus far.


Collectible and unusual books on the game of royals.