Our current selection of titles on Sport subjects.

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"MUHAMMAD ALI: THE UNSEEN ARCHIVES" by William Strathmore

Hardcover Edition in black hardcovers with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Paragon Books, Bath in 2002. Dimensions: 27.5cm x 22.5cm approx.

A large and incredibly well illustrated book charting Ali's amazing career in boxing. Photographs drawn from the archives of the Daily Mail.

384 pages crammed with black and white photographs.

Condition: Dustcover very good with just a crease to the top of the rear cover. Hardcovers fine. Internal pages fine. Binding tight.

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"SUMMER OF SUSPENSE - 1986 Cornhill Test Series - England vs India and New Zealand" by Patrick Eagar. 1986.

Hardcover First Edition in burgundy hardcover with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Partridge Press, Haywards Heath in 1986.

An excellent book for Cricket fans that is superbly illustrated with numerous black and white photographs. Winner of the Benson and Hedges Sports Photographer's Portfolio Award 1986.

96 pages.

Condition:  Fine in Very good dustcover, Just some light wear to dustcover. Hardcover and internal pages excellent. Binding tight.

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"FLAT JACK" by Jack Simmons. 1986. Signed.

Hardcover First Edition in blue hardcover with original dustcover (price clipped), published by Queen Anne Press, London in 1986. Dimensions: 22.5cm x 14.5cm approx. Signed to first title page "To David, Best Wishes, Jack Simmons".

The autobiography of Lancashire cricketer, "Flat Jack" Simmons.

192 pages with a number of black and white photographs.

Condition:  Fine in Fine dustcover. Has a bookplate opposite the first title page stating "Bought at the Ocean Bookshop, Queen Elizabeth 2".

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"STANDING THE TEST OF TIME - The Autobiography of Bill Alley" Signed. 1999.

Hardcover First Edition in black hardcover with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Empire Publications, Manchester in 1999. Signed "To Alan, Bill Alley. Wishes you all the best" on title page. Dimensions: 22cm x 15cm approx.

The controversial autobiography of former Somerset cricket legend and respected Test umpire, Bill Alley, this book was originally supressed by the Test and County Cricket Board in 1985.

197 pages with a number of black and white photographs.

Condition:  Fine in Fine dustcover. Binding tight.

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"OVER THE EDGE" by Greg Child. 2002.

Hardcover First Edition in black hardcover with orange spine and original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Villard, New York in 2002. Dimensions: 24.5cm x 16.5cm approx.

A gripping and terrifying account of the kidnapping of four of America's best young rock climbers in August 2002.

284 pages.

Condition:  Near fine in near fine dustcover. Slight wear to dustcover and hardcover. Internal pages very good. Slight marking to outside face of pages. Binding tight.

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"MEMORIES OF SOMERSET CRICKET: People, Matches, Grounds. Edited by David Mills. 1989.

Softcover First Edition in printed card covers, published by Somerset County Cricket Club, Taunton in 1989. Dimensions: 21cm x 15cm approx.

A great little compilation of contributions that bring out "the interest and excitement of many memorable matches and personalities of some of the Somerset greats". Also includes "Somerset Records from the Scorer's Books."

128 pages with a number of black and white photographs.

Condition:  Good. Slight wear to covers. Spine slightly cracked at cover. Internal pages good. Binding tight.

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"CRICKET TIES - An International Guide for Cricket Lovers" by Vic Lewis. 1984.

Hardcover First Edition in green cloth covers with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Ebury Press, London in 1984. Dimensions: 25cm x 13.5cm approx.

Over 280 cricket ties from clubs and organizations around the world, illustrated in full colour. A great identifier for cricket fans.

112 pages.

Condition:  Good in Good dustcover. Slight wear/rubbing to dustcover. Some wear/fading to cloth covers. Internal pages good. Binding tight.

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"FORMULA 1 '99 - The Grand Prix Season"  by Jean-Michel Desnoues, Patrick Camus, and Jean-Marc Loubat.  1999.

Hardcover First Edition in printed hardcover, published by Queen Anne Press, Hertfordshire in 1999.  Dimensions: 31cm x 24cm approx.

An excellent introduction to the 1999 Formula 1 season. Provides the Teams, Drivers, Circuits, and Statistics all accompanied by superb colour photographs. 

Approx 140 pages.

Condition:  Very Good. Slight wear/rubbing to hardcovers. Internal pages very good. Binding tight.

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"THE SPORTING MAGAZINE or Monthly Calendar of the Transactions of the Turf, the Chase, and Every Other Diversion Interesting to the Man of Pleasure, Enterprise and Spirit"  Vol 1, New Series or Vol 51 Old Series.  1818.

Hardcover First Edition in one third calf and marbled board covers.  Published by J. Wheble & J. Pittman, 18 Warwick Square, London in 1818.  Dimensions: 21.5cm x 13.5cm approx. 

A quite fascinating volume of bound editions of the "Sporting Magazine" that gives a detailed guide to pretty much every Field Sport or "Gentlemanly" pursuit popular at the time.  These books give a great snap-shot of sporting events and the social scene and are relatively scarce. 

This volume includes issues for October, November and December 1817, January, February, and March 1818 and contains features on: the Godolphin Arabian, National Combats, Wild-Fowl Shooting in Newfoundland, Account of the Owlery at Arundel Castle, Extracts from Montague on Ornithology, An Essay on the Pugilistic Art, Account of Wolves Killed in France, Plucking a Pidgeon, Guns and Gunsmiths, Malton Coursing Meeting, Winners of Gold Cups in 1817, and much, much more.

312 pages plus 68 page sporting calendar plus index.  Contains 12 full page black and white plates.

Condition:  A bit tatty. Covers have very heavy wear/rubbing/marking/fading and some damage (including to spine covering). Spine cracked to front and rear hinges. Frontispiece to page 3 detached. Internal pages reasonably good with a fair bit of yellowing, a few minor marks, stains and very small tears/creases consistent with age. Some foxing throughout.   Binding tight.

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"THE ASCENT OF EVEREST"  by John Hunt.  1953.

Hardcover First Edition in blue cloth cover, published by Hodder and Stoughton, London in 1953.  Dimensions: 23cm x 15.5cm approx.

The fascinating account of the 1953 British Expedition to Mount Everest which successfully conquered the peak. 

300 pages with 8 colour photographs and numerous black and white photographs.

Condition: Good. Some rubbing/wear/fading to cloth covers. Internal pages very good.   Binding tight.

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"CRICKET OVER FORTY"  by Tom Graveney.  1970.

Hardcover First Edition in green cloth cover with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Pelham Books, London in 1970.  Dimensions: 22cm x 14.5cm approx.

An interesting semi-autobiographical book which looks at Graveney's career, the cricket during his 20+ years in the sport and also assesses the future of the sport as he saw it. 

160 pages with a number of black and white photographs.

Condition:  Good. Some rubbing/wear/fading/marking to dustcover. Cloth covers good.  Internal pages very good. Binding tight.

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"SOCCER - The History of Association Football"  by Denzil Batchelor.  1954.

Hardcover First Edition in blue cloth cover, published by B. T. Batsford, Ltd, London in 1954.  Dimensions: 22cm x 14.5cm approx.

The fascinating account of the history of Football from the earliest days of the recognisable form of football (in the 1860's) up until the 1950's.  An invaluable book for anyone interested in football history. 

164 pages with 65 black and white photographs.

Condition:  Good. Some rubbing/wear/fading/marking to cloth covers. Spine cracked at front hinge. Internal pages very good. Binding tight.

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"THE BOAT RACE - The Story of the First Hundred Races between Oxford and Cambridge"  by Gordon Ross.  1956.

Hardcover Edition in blue/black cloth cover (special library binding),  published by The Sportsmans Book Club, London in 1956.      Dimensions: 21.5cm x 14.5cm approx.  Ex-Libris copy from Devon Library Services.

An extremely interesting volume published to celebrate the centenery of the Oxford/Cambridge boat race (the 100th race was held in 1954).  Includes all the major incidents in races.

256 pages with a number of black and white photographs and illustrations.

Condition:  Good. Some wear/rubbing/marking to cloth covers. Internal pages very good with just a couple of minor marks. Normal Library markings. Binding tight.

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