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AINSLIE'S JOCKEY BOOK The Relationship of Jockeys to the Winning and Losing of Horse Races

By: Ainslie, Tom

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Trident Press:

Seller ID: 012761

Condition: Very Good


In comprehensive fashion the author "shows how the trainer's choice of jockey relates to all the other aspects of handicapping." Black boards w/illustration in blind, orange cloth backstrip w/black spine lettering, 145 pages, dust jacket illustration by Paul Bacon. Father's Day gift inscription to previous owner, light general wear, in price-clipped dust jacket w/rubbing, a bit of wear to corners/spine ends, two short tears to bottom spine, moderate geneal wear. ... View more info

Wills Cricket Diary 1987-88

By: Anonymous

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Calcutta, ITC Limited/Wills: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014337

ISBN: 0 86131 837 4

Condition: Good


An unused diary w/a wealth of personal and statistical information and photographs concerning the world's best cricket players. Unpaginated. Uncommon. View more info

Thanks to Rugby

By: Beaumont, Bill

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Stanley Paul/Hutchinson Publishing Group: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015027

ISBN: 0 09 150750 2

Condition: Very Good


One of modern rugby's most famous players relates his life story. Initialed by Beaumont ("See you in NZ/BB") on title page. Black cloth w/silver foil spine lettering, 208 pages, illustrated. Bent corners, bumped spine ends, mild slant, in lightly edgeworn dust jacket w/light rubbing, scratches, some corner wear. View more info

THE PLATE, A Royal Tradition (signed/numbered)

By: Cauz, Louis E.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Toronto, Deneau Publishers & Company Limited/The Ontario Jockey Club: 1984

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed & Numbered by Author

Seller ID: 012656

Condition: Near Fine


A complete and detailed history (until 1984, at any rate), of North America's oldest horse race. Provides the details of each race, comprehensive lists of Plate starters, winners, jockeys, trainers, sires, and much else. This edition limited to 500 numbered and signed slipcased copies, of which this is #61. Brown cloth w/burgundy cloth backstrip w/gilt spine lettering, 301 pages, illustrated. Light general wear, in lightly soiled slipcase. A nice copy of an impressive ti... View more info

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Modern Skien

By: de Bruine, R.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Elsevier Pockets A14: 1959

Seller ID: 016411

Condition: Good to Very Good


Dutch-language text. 159 pages (including list of ski slopes, terminology), illustrated. Moderate edgewear, impressions, mild spine roll, tanning. Internally tight (will require careful handling, though, since the binding has undoubtedly dried over the past half-century, and careless opening will probably cause it to split). Uncommon. (C/BT) View more info

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The Dodge Book of Performance Cars

By: Engel, George S. (editor) (produced by Lyle Kenyon Engel)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Pocket 95058: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016912

Condition: Very Good


Paperback original. Contains information on Don Garlits, Don White, Lee Roy Yarbrough, Bud Faubel, Bobby Harrop, Dave Strickler, Roger Lindamood, Ramchargers, Cotton Owers, Danny Ongais, Dave Pearson, A.J. Foyt, Sam McQuagg, Art Malone, Dick Landy, and The Smoke Eaters, with "inside stories of such great cars as The Turbo-Honker, The Cotton Picker, Little Red Wagon, Color Me Gone, The Yankee Peddler, The Hustler, The Original Dependable, The Flying Carpet, The Candy... View more info

Hockey

By: Fison, R.Y., and R.L. Hollands

Price: $11.00

Publisher: London, Nicholas Kaye: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009269

Condition: Good to Very Good


England's captain from 1932 to 1934, "one of the greatest players of the 1930s," and the hockey correspondent of the 'Sunday Times,' "one of the best writers and thinkers on the game," here combine their efforts to produce a book covering all aspects of the game of field hockey, beginning with a brief history, to the principles of the game, the various positions of the players, tactics, and much else; Introduction by T.L. Rowan; grey cloth, 158 pgs., illu... View more info

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ELITE, The New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, Le Temple de la Renommee sportif du Nouveau-Brunswick

By: Folster, David

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Fredericton, The New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame: 1983

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 010946

Condition: Near Fine


#11 of a limited edition of 100 copies. A very scarce edition of a publication honouring a variety of New Brunswick, Canada, athletes from all areas of sport, both professional and amateur. Athletes include Earle B. Avery, Hilton Belyea, Jack Burke, Robert Copp, Gordie Drillon, Yvon Durelle, Arthur Finnamore, Charles Gorman, Peter C. Kelly, Sybil Beatteay Mitchell, H. Sigurd Nielsen, Clement O'Connor, the Paris Crew, Margaret Purdy, the Saint John Trojans basketball te... View more info

PLAYING THROUGH, A Year of Life and Links Along the Scottish Coast

By: Gillespie, Curtis

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto, Doubleday Canada/Random House of Canada: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 013741

Condition: Fine


1st printing w/complete number sequence. The author chronicles "the year he spent with his family among the gorse, heather, and golfers of Gullane, Scotland, a town of a few thousand people east of Edinburgh, and the site of the 2002 British Open Championship." This copy signed (on title page) by Gillespie. Blue boards w/white spine lettering, 311 pages (+ Acknowledgements), map end papers. Lightly rubbed dust jacket w/thin scratches. An unread copy. View more info

CAPTAIN FOR LIFE and other temporary assignments

By: Harkes, John, with Denise Kiernan

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chelsea, Sleeping Bear Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015613

ISBN: 1-866947-49-X

Condition: Very Good


The first American to play in soccer in the English Premier League tells his story. Signed by Harkes on front end paper. Black cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 228 pages (including photo credits), illustrated. Bumps to spine ends, bottom edge, bottom corners, in rubbed dust jacket w/a few impressions/thin scratches. View more info

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AND HERE THEY COME..., Report of the Harness Racing Task Force of the Province of New Brunswick

By: Harness Racing Task Force (John Hildebrand, Bernard Murray, Louise Petipas, Hugh Fitzpatrick, Doug McCarty, Brian Moore, Peter Breau, and Tom Everett,)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Fredericton, Department of Agriculture, Province of New Brunswick: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016253

Condition: Good


A look at the struggling harness racing industry in New Brunswick in 1988. The report was compiled during Alan R. Graham's stint as agriculture minister. Photocopied typscript, unpaginated. This item is heavier than the average book, so additional postage will probably be required. View more info

It's A Funny Game

By: Johnston, Brian

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Crescent: 1986

Edition: 1st Crescent large print edition

Seller ID: 012500

ISBN: 1-85188-050-X

Condition: Very Good


Originally published in 1978 by W.H. Allen. A British cricket broadcaster offers his second volume of reminiscences, giving us "a behind-the scenes look at the radio commentator's lot, from the Queen's Jubilee walkabout to cramped and chaotic activity in the box at English Test grounds, together with a host of tall stories and hilarious gags, some of them true." Large print edition. Pictorial laminated cloth, 327 pages. Small four-digit number code to bottom edge... View more info

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Spirit of '77, Jeux Canada Games '77

By: Keough, Marje (edited by Dee Murphy),

Price: $45.00

Publisher: St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador Amateur Sports Federation: 1977

Seller ID: 016627

Condition: Very Good


An account of the 1977 Canada Summer Games held in St. John's, Newfoundland, in August of 1977. Contains a complete history of the 1977 Canada Summer Games, including team members and medal winners. Unpaginated, illustrated. Moderate general wear. An uncommon item. View more info

The Struggle for Canadian Sport

By: Kidd, Bruce

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto & Buffalo & London, University of Toronto Press: 1999

Edition: 3rd edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015268

ISBN: 0-8020-7664-5

Condition: Very Good


"Winner of the 1997 North American Society for Sports History book award and an honourable mention for the Canadian Historical Association's 1997 Sir John A. Macdonald Prize." An ambitious undertaking detailing the social history of Canadian sport. This copy inscribed and signed by Kidd on title page. Inscription reads: "For Sally,/in admiration and/friendship. All the/very best for Salt Lake/City./Bruce." The Sally in question is Sally Rehorick of ... View more info

Straight, Place, and Showdown

By: McKnight, Bob

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Pageant Press: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008945

Condition: Good


assuring the reader that it's possible to make a living by betting on the ponies, the author, "who knows all there is to know about the track, has written a realistic, authoritative, down-to-earth guide to racing."; black cloth, 118 pgs.; slant, edge foxing, moderate general wear; dj w/sunned spine, chipping, piece torn from top left corner of front panel/top spine, sticker pull to bottom spine, rubbing, impressions, general wear; View more info

Art Rust's Illustrated History of the Black Athlete

By: Rust, Edna and Art Jr.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Garden City, Doubleday & Company: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014257

Condition: Good to Very Good


Wraps edition published simultaneously with the hardcover. From pioneers such as Jackie Robinson and Willie O'Ree and Althea Gibson, to icons such as Muhammad Ali and Walter Payton and Jim Brown, this is "a sweeping and comprehensive look at black athletes in American sports." Contains hundreds of action photographs celebrating "close to 1,000 personalities, from the early days of organized sports in the late nineteenth century to the present." 435 pages ... View more info

Journal of Popular Culture: SPORTS: A Social Scoreboard

By: Snyder, Eldon E. (editor)

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Bowling Green University Popular Press: 1975

Seller ID: 011294

Condition: Very Good


a collection of essays intended "to highlight sport as a metaphoric scoreboard that reflects and records the 'game of social life.'"; contributors include the editor, George Moss, Benjamin Lowe & Mark H. Payne, Rudolf K. Haerle, Jr., Christian Messenger, Randy Roberts, Ron Cummings, Kevin Kerrane, and Max Webb; cover by J. Michael Huffman; 107 pages, illustrated; moderate general wear; View more info

Soccer

By: Waters, Earle C., Paul E. Hawk, and John Y. Squires

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Anapolis, United States Naval Institute: 1961

Edition: 3rd edition

Seller ID: 013992

Condition: Very Good


The authors present "an up-to-date manual that would meet the requirements of soccer coaches and players in every stage of development." Navy cloth w/white lettering to front cover/spine, 172 pages (including Glossary, Appendixes, Index), illustrated. Previous owner's name/address to top of front pastedown, moderate general wear, in moderately worn dust jacket. View more info

Guide to Racing Cars

By: Yates, Brock

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Sterling Publishing: 1962

Seller ID: 013979

Condition: Good


Yates provides a guide to "the lingo of the track," the classification of cars, the sport's development, the prize races, and much more. Blue leatherette w/red illustration to front cover, red spine lettering, 144 pages (including Index), illustrated. Moderate wear to corners/spine ends/edges, in price-clipped, worn dust jacket. View more info

The Golden Age of Canadian Figure Skating

By: Young, David

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto, Summerhill Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015168

ISBN: 0-920197-04-3

Condition: Very Good


"This book is the story of Canada's thirteen gold medalists, their fellow competitors, and the skating pioneers who blazed the way in the early years." Barbara Ann Scott association copy. Taped onto the front end paper is a small piece of lined paper torn from a spiral notebook, on which is written, "With best wishes/Barbara Ann Scott." 200 pages (including index), illustrated, cover illustration by Janet Wilson. Previous owner's name/date on front en... View more info

A Century of Curling in Fredericton, New Brunswick, 1854-1954

By: Young, Rev. Dr. George M.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Fredericton, Fredericton Curling Club: 1954

Seller ID: 013547

Condition: Good


Published in celebration of the Fredericton Curling Club's one hundredth anniversary. 56 pages, illustrated. Soiled covers, bits of paper stuck to same (presumably from a missing dust jacket), gift inscription to previous owner, moderate general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

Sports Stories

By: Young, Scott

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Toronto, The Ryerson Press: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015545

Condition: Very Good


A collection of forty-nine of the author's "best sports columns and features from the Globe and Mail," covering the Grey Cup, Nick Weslock, Danny Murtaugh, Eddie Shack, and a whole passel of others. Red cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 165 pages. Rubbed dust jacket w/light rubbing, thin scratches, 1/2" tear to top edge of front panel. View more info