Category: Sports (miscellaneous)


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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,

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Price: $11.00

Publisher: London, Nicholas Kaye, 1951

Edition: First Edition

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

#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

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

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

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

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

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

"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

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