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Golf, the Book of a Thousand Chuckles: The Famous Golf Cartoons

By: Briggs, Clare

Price: $275.00

Publisher: NY, Chicago, P. F. Volland: 1918

Seller ID: 022024


1st ed., oblong 4to, ½ green cloth, illustrated boards. Briggs’ classic work on the joys and frustrations of the sport, most of which had been previously published in the New York Herald-Tribune. Very good: Externally very clean with rubbed corners, edges; spine a bit loose; front hinge lightly cracked. Interior clean and bright with no foxing. Notoriously prone to wear, a very nice copy. View more info

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Training in Theory and Practice [Rowing]

By: MacLaren, Archibald.

Price: $200.00

Publisher: London: MacMillan and Co. : 1866

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k190121i

Condition: Poor


Training in Theory and Practice. London MacMillan and Co. 1866. 1st ed., Oblong 8vo, blue cloth. 202 pp. Gilt titles and spine with gilt artwork of the Oxford Eight rowing team on the front cover; two folding plates. An early treatise on the sport of rowing. Maclaren was a Scottish expert on physical education. In 1860, he was asked to develop a new training program of physical education for the British Army. In Training in Theory and Practice he applies his principles in detail to a single sport, rowing -- “an art of considerable intricacy involving the possession of both muscular and respi... View more info

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The Angler's Museum; or, The Whole Art of Float and Fly Fishing To which is prefixed The Sermon of St. Anthony to a Miraculous Congregation of Fishes.

By: Shirley, Thomas

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Printed for John Fielding, London: 1790

Edition: 3rd ed.

Seller ID: k190218g

Condition: Fair


Third edition. 12mo., later [19th century] green morocco with five raised bands, gilt titles and ruling; marbled boards, new endpapers. 135 pp., [1, advt]. Explains the rules to be observed by young anglers, the choice and preparation of rods and lines, float and fly fishing, the laws and customs of angling, and related subjects. [Shirley's name is omitted; it appeared only on the first edition of 1784] Frontispiece portrait of John Kirby, "the celebrated fisherman," who was keeper of Newgate. Condition: Fair -- the text block is good overall; pages toned but no foxing; title page beginnin... View more info

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Olympia 1936. Die Oliympischen Spiele 1936 in Berlin und Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Band I. [The1936] Olympic Games in Berlin Vol I]

By: [Olympics]

Price: $325.00

Publisher: Berlin, Cigareten-Bilderdienst, Hamburgo : 1936

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: k180331a


4to, Publisher's blue boards with bright gilt design and black lettering. 128 pp. plus folding map. The first only of two volumes; this volume for the winter olympics. Several hundred glossy photographs tipped-in to their pages; mostly b/w but some color. A good+ copy overall. Text block and photos are very good-fine with some light toning to page margins. Covers are rubbed at corners and top of spine with a 2" white crayon mark on front cover and some rubbing to the gilt logo. View more info