Sports & Leisure

Rare books including first editions and copies in fine bindings related to sports and leisure.

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  1. Glimpses of the Wild:
    WOOD, Harry Stotesbury. Glimpses of the Wild:

    London : 1936

    First edition, first impression; publisher's file copy with their bookplate to front pastedown. Lieut.-Col. Wood served with the Ghurkas in Manipur; his Shikar Memories, published in 1934, recounts a 36-year career in big-game hunting. The present volume describes the region's birds, animals, reptiles and insects. Surprisingly scarce institutionally... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 96621

  2. Children and Gardens.
    JEKYLL, Gertrude. Children and Gardens.

    London : 1908

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 95223

  3. Flower Show.
    STOCK, Dennis. Flower Show.

    Udine : 1986

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by Dennis Stock on the half-title: "For Art the 'Chucker', in appreciation of a delightful week. Dennis Stock, Aug. 18, 1989". Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 90088

  4. Sportsman in Ireland,
    ALLAN, Robert. Sportsman in Ireland,

    London : 1840

    First edition of this uncommon set on the sporting life in Ireland and Scotland, handsomely bound with elaborate tooling. Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 85345

  5. Eight Cocktail Napkins, Hand Blocked, with Recipes and the Histories of Eight Famous Drinks.
    COCKTAILS. Eight Cocktail Napkins, Hand Blocked, with Recipes and the Histories of Eight Famous Drinks.

    [c.1925]

    First and only edition of this scarce cocktail recipe book with eight richly hand-coloured napkins tipped in. Produced during Prohibition (with "non-alcoholic" wryly inserted after every alcoholic ingredient) and "Dedicated to serious drinkers everywhere", the book gives history and recipes for the following cocktails: Manhattan, Blue Blazer, Deadwood... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 81233

  6. Golf.
    BADMINTON LIBRARY - HUTCHINSON, Horace G. Golf.

    London : 1890

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 71099

  7. A Narrative of Travel and Sport in Burmah, Siam, and the Malay Peninsula.
    BRADLEY, John. A Narrative of Travel and Sport in Burmah, Siam, and the Malay Peninsula.

    London : 1876

    First edition. Extremely uncommon. "An interesting work combining travel, observation and big game hunting. Near the Sittang River in Burma, the author hunted numerous tigers, including an episode of tiger shooting related by his companion Captain Lacy. Near the River Thungyen, an elephant was bagged, with additional notes on hunting leopard, deer,... Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 71504

  8. Constitution, By-laws, Sailing Regulations, Etc., of the Providence Yacht Club.
    PROVIDENCE YACHT CLUB. Constitution, By-laws, Sailing Regulations, Etc., of the Providence Yacht Club.

    1878

    First edition. The "list of vessels belonging to the Providence Yacht Club" shows N.G. Herreshoff owning both a sloop and a catamaran, one of only two in the club. Extremely rare survival, WorldCat shows Brown holding a copy of the 1876 issue, and no others. Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 62725

  9. Blue-ings.
    LARKIN, F. A. Blue-ings.

    1890

    Cruise of the 40-foot steam yacht Riverside in March 1890, with a crew of five, who are pictured in a wonderful albumen photo showing them lounging in the bow of the yacht. The rest of the book, chronicling the Riverside's cruise, is reproduced by blueprinting, cyanotype sun-printing - white lettering and illustrations against a darker blue ground -... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 62137

  10. It Pays To Steal.
    WILLS, Maury. It Pays To Steal.

    1963

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "To Cass and Al Anderson, Best Wishes, Maury Wills, 9-13-63". Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 60675

  11. Letters of a Modern Golfer to his Grandfather.
    LEACH, Henry. Letters of a Modern Golfer to his Grandfather.

    London : 1910

    First edition, first impression. With the editor's contemporary presentation inscription to the front free endpaper. "To W. J. Evans from the author". Very uncommon inscribed. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 31685

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