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1 Barbour, Ralph Henry Tod Hale on the Nine
New York Dodd, Mead and Company 1929 no Cloth Very Good No Jacket 
Light blue cloth with an illustrated pastedown on the front cover. No jacket. 280 pages. With four illustrations in the interior, all present as called for. Young adult baseball fiction, part of the Tod Hale series. In VERY GOOD condition. Small piece of the illustrated pastedown peeled off from the upper left corner. Minor soiling, rubbing and edgewear. Light fading to the spine. Minor foxing to the page edges. Previous owner's signature on the first endpaper. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 Bole, Robert D.; Lawrence, Alfred C. From Peachbaskets to Slamdunks. A story of Professional Basketball
Caanan, NH B and L Publishers 1987 no First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
First edition. Hard cover in unclipped jacket. 309 pages including index and several black and white photos. An in depth history of basketball, especially its early years and its evolution from a regional sport to one played nationwide. Also discussed are many of the players responsible for its transformation, including Bob Cousy, Bill Russell, George Mikan, Wilt Chamberlain and others. VERY GOOD jacket on a NEAR FINE book. Very minor soiling, with minor darkening and rubbing to the jacket. Extremities of the jacket bumped and scuffed with some fraying to the head and foot. Minor fading to the book. Text clean and solid. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3 Bryant, Beverle; Williams Jean Portraits in Roses. 109 Years of Kentucky Derby Winners
New York McGraw Hill 1984 no First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
First printing. Hard cover in unclipped jacket. 146 pages including index. Full color reproductions of original art depicting 109 winners of the Kentucky Derby, accompanied by text giving the history of each horse and its race in the Derby. GOOD+ jacket on a VERY GOOD book. Some scuffing and minor fading to the jacket. Minor soiling. Minor bumping, scuffing and creasing along the extremities, especially to the head and foot of the spine. Minor fading to the book, with some bumping to the extremities. Interior clean and solid. Oversized. International shipping will be extra. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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4 Considine, Bob; Fred G. Jarvis. The First Hundred Years. A Portrait of the NYAC. And, Steadfast and Changing. The New York Athletic Club from 1968 to 1993. Two volumes in Slipcase
New York The Macmillan Company/ New York Athletic Club 1993 no Cloth Very Good No Jacket 
Original burgundy cloth. No jackets. In slipcase. 159, 100 pages. A history of the notable sporting events, athletes and other figures of the New York Athletic Club. With black and white photos throughout. VERY GOOD+ condition with minor scuffing and a hint of fading to the books. Interiors clean and solid. Moderate scuffing to one panel of the slipcase, with otherwise minor scuffing, soiling and fading. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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5 Kawaishi, Mikinosuke (Mikonosuke). Harrison, E.J. (translator and editor) My Method of Judo
London W. Foulsham and Co no Cloth Good Good 
no date, perhaps 1950s. Black cloth in unclipped jacket. 246 pp. Black and white illustrations throughout. A detailed guide to the practice of Judo, discussing and depicting, stances, fall positions and technique, grappling holds, immobilization and strangulation techniques, etc. Mikinosuke Kawaishi was a Japanese born master of Judo, first teaching the United States during the 1920s before settling in England and France, where he helped to establish the martial art of Judo in those countries. This includes founding a tournament, among other efforts. GOOD condition. Moderate scuffing, mostly along the jacket hinges. Some toning and minor soiling. Jacket extremities chipped, scuffed and worn, with minor tearing and loss. Some creasing to the jacket. Old tape repairs to the interior of the jacket. Book faded and scuffed, with light soiling and edgewear. White smudges, perhaps paint to an area of the front cover. Owner's stamp in the interior, as well as a stamp of Japanese characters, presumably from the Judo Institute they refer to. Owner's name, Edward Quinton, perhaps refers to a New England resident who won at least one regional heavyweight tournament (google searches). 
Price: 130.00 USD
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6 Liederman, Earle Muscle Building
New York Self Published 1926 no Original Wraps Good 
Published by the author. Later printing. In stiff wraps. 217 pages plus ads. With black and white photos throughout depicting various men in poses depicting their musculature. A guide to building muscle and weight lifting. In GOOD condition. Heavy fading to the covers. A vertical crease present the length of the front and rear covers. Moderate scuffing along the extremities. Heavy fading to the spine. Minor scuffing and soiling to the covers. The center fore edges of the first few front endpapers appear to be chewn, affecting a 1 by 2 inch area to the first endpaper and dissipating after the title page. Text otherwise clean and solid, with general minor darkening and a previous owner's signature on the inside front cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7 Miller, E.D., Lieut.-Col. Fifty Years of Sport
New York E.P. Dutton no Cloth Good No Jacket 
no date. Blue cloth, perhaps circa 1920. No jacket. 350 pp. Black and white photos and illustrations throughout, all present as called for. An account of the author's life in the British military including trips to India and Egypt. With several chapters on polo and polo playing, as well as polo playing in America and steeplechasing. Other chapters recall his experience in the South African or Boer War, as well as World War I. He also recalls hunting expeditions around the world, including India and elsewhere. GOOD condition. Mostly minor soiling and general fading to the cloth. Hinges worn. Extremities scuffed and bumped. A few minor stains to the covers. Frontispiece almost completely detached from the binding. Text block otherwise solid, but toned. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Black and white Photo of a Gentleman Playing Baseball, captioned 'The Gen. at the Bat.', No Author Given
8 No Author Given Black and white Photo of a Gentleman Playing Baseball, captioned 'The Gen. at the Bat.'
No Place No Publisher no Unbound Good 
Black and white Photo of a Gentleman Playing Baseball, captioned 'The Gen. at the Bat.' Undated, perhaps late 1800s. No indication of photographer or name of the batter. 5 1/2 by 4 inch photo mounted on a 10 by 7 inch cream matte board. Handwritten ink caption pasted below the photo. A rather faded photo of a gentleman in a batting stance, with bat over the shoulder. Several other men standing in the background watching, one apparently leaning on a bat. All dressed in every day clothes, not uniforms. A horse carriage and a few women can be seen in the distant background. GOOD condition. Small diagonal crease to the photo's upper right corner. The matte board is rather browned, with some spotting and staining, from ink and glue. Extremities bumped and scuffed. Minor soiling. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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9 No Author Given Black and White Photo of a Manchester, New Hampshire Baseball Team
No Place No Publisher no Unbound Good 
Black and White Photo of a Manchester, New Hampshire Baseball team. Undated, but believed early 1900s. 6 3/4 by 4 3/4 inch photo mounted on a dark green pebbled matte board measuring 7 1/2 by 8 inches. Faint blindstamped name of photography studio at the bottom, perhaps G. Jackson, although this is unclear. The photo consists of 10 players, perhaps college age or slightly older, with two older men in the rear, in suits. Three men wear Manchester uniforms, two wear St. Paul uniforms and four are without a named uniform. They are posed in front of a large wraparound porch, seated in the grass. Two men are wearing their gloves, with two other gloves laying in the grass and one glove and two crossed bats laying in the foreground. A catcher's mask is also visible in the grass. No indication as to whether this was a minor league or semi-professional team, a college team or other type of team. The photo is in GOOD condition, slightly toned, and bearing a few tiny stains. A couple of minor scratches present. The matte board is faded, with some soiling. The extremities are rather chipped and bumped, with some superficial loss of matte along the edges. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Hotchkiss vs. The Hill Annual Baseball Game. Baker Field, Lakeville, Connecticut. Saturday, June 1, 1912, No author Given
10 No author Given Hotchkiss vs. The Hill Annual Baseball Game. Baker Field, Lakeville, Connecticut. Saturday, June 1, 1912
Lakeville, CT Office of the Journal Press, Printers no Wraps Good 
no date, presumed 1912. Printed wraps. Small oblong format. Approximately 20 pages. A few black and white photos throughout, mostly of coaches or locations of advertisers, with a team photo of The Hill squad. A program for the 1912 baseball game between the Hotchkiss and The Hill schools, featuring a blank box score form, records of both teams, last names and physical statistics of the players for both teams, and many advertisements throughout. Both the Hill and Hotchkiss are noted private college prep schools. GOOD condition. Moderate to heavy browning to the covers, especially along the extremities. Minor soiling and staining to the wraps. Faint vertical fold crease present. Minor bumping and curling along the extremities. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Red Sox. Official Program and Scorecard.  1959, No author given
11 No author given Red Sox. Official Program and Scorecard. 1959
No Place No Publisher 1959 no Wraps Good 
Wraps, illustrated in blue, with red titling. A program to the 1959 Red Sox, with a blank scorecard at the center for a Baltimore Orioles. The 1959 Red Sox featured Ted Williams and Frank Malzone, among others, on their team, with photos of both on page 3. The scorecard mentions Green at second base, being Pumpsie Green, the first African-American player to play for the Red Sox, who made his debut in 1959. Most of the piece is filled with advertisements. GOOD+ condition. General browning to the piece, with minor wrinkling and edgewear. Interior clean and solid. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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12 No Author Given The Australasian Turf Register, Containing a Full Report of the Past Season's Racing, Entries for Coming Events in All the Colonies[...] Volume XXIX 1894
Melbourne Published By the Proprietors of "The australasian" 1894 no Cloth Fair No Jacket 
1014 pages plus ads. With an index. Thick volume containing all the racing results in Australia, New Zealand and other colonies for the season of 1894, including a list of winning sires, winning owners, betting rules and bye-laws, winners of principal colonial races, sale of blood stock, and pedigrees of sires. Bound in blue cloth with gilt decoration and titling on the front cover and spine. In FAIR condition with minor soiling, moderate to heavy scuffing to the covers, especially along the extremities and some fading. Spine is very faded. Corners bumped and frayed. Spine head pulled and a bit frayed. Cloth split along rear hinge. Interior hinges very weak, with the webbing exposed, and starting to pull from the text block. A front endpaper may be missing. Text block solid, with some darkening to the pages and a booksellers square purple stamp on the title page and the last page of ads, as well as one faint stamp on the fore edges. Solid copy in FAIR condition. 
Price: 70.00 USD
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13 Schacht, Al Al Schacht Dope Book. Diamond Facts Figures and Fun
New York The Sporting News 1944 no Wraps Good 
Wraps. Digest size. 127 pp. With a few illustrations and photos throughout. A collection of facts and statistics, as well as humorous anecdotes, from baseball, from the stats of notable players and the World Series, to a collection of vignettes portraying the lighter side of baseball. Schacht played baseball for three seasons, earning the nickname 'The Clown Prince of Baseball' for his comedy routines. Schacht also operated a successful restaurant in New York. GOOD condition. General fading to the wraps, with moderate to heavy creasing along the extremities, including minor chipping and tearing. Light soiling. Interior clean and solid. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Travel and Trout in the Antipodes. Fly Fisherman's Gold Library. Volume XVII, Senior, William
14 Senior, William Travel and Trout in the Antipodes. Fly Fisherman's Gold Library. Volume XVII
No Place Derrydale Press 1994 no Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket 
#18 of 2500 copies of this limited edition. Full brown leatherette with decorations in black and gilt. Marbled endpapers with gilt page edges. 315 page. A reprint of the 1880 original, recounting the author's travels in Australia and New Zealand, primarily as a fly fisherman, and recalling visits to many rivers and streams in New Zealand the the various small islands around it. NEAR FINE with light fading and rubbing to the covers. Front interior hinge slightly weakened. Text clean and solid. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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15 Standish, Burt L. Frank Merriwell's Double Play; or Winning his Own Game. In the Tip Top Weekly. No. 232. September 22, 1900
New York Street and Smith 1900 no Original Wraps Fair 
Side stapled. 32pp. LACKING THE OUTER WRAPS. A tale of baseball geared toward a juvenile audience. In FAIR condition with the outer wraps lacking. Text is complete. Moderate soiling and foxing to the outer pages, as well as moderate toning. Minor scuffing and creasing along the extremities with the upper left corner trimmed on the diagonal. Staples rusted. Interior solid with moderate darkening. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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16 Ulyatt, Michael E. Old Faithful. A History of Hull Football Club 1865-1987
United Kingdom Hutton Press Ltd 1988 no Trade Paperback Very Good 
Glossy trade paperback. 125 pp. A history of the Hull Football, or rugby, Club, (Hull F.C) covering its origins, and events in its over hundred year history, including members, notable games, etc. With statistics, etc. VERY GOOD condition. Minor fading, scuffing, soiling and edgewear. Faint writing impressions on the front cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Sport. The Magazine for Sport Spectators. April, 1948. With An Article on Ted Williams, Various authors
17 Various authors Sport. The Magazine for Sport Spectators. April, 1948. With An Article on Ted Williams
New York Macfadden Publications 1948 no Wraps Good 
Color illustrated wraps, with the front cover depicting Ted Williams. 104 pp. Black and white and a few color photos throughout, including one of Ted Williams. A single issue of this magazine devoted to sports, including boxing and golf, with this month featuring a lengthy article on Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox. Written by Ed Fitzgerald, it purports to take a neutral look at Williams, citing controversy and controversial anecdotes surrounding the noted slugger. GOOD condition. Superficial layer of paper peeled off the upper front cover. General toning, minor soiling to the covers. Mathematical calculations in ink to the rear cover. Extremities with several chips and tears, bearing associated creasing. Light toning in the interior. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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