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

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  1. 134016comp
    First edition, with 35 signatures by the team and the trainers on front free endpaper and half-title, including that of Bill Nicholson, the club's most successful trainer.
    Spanning the club's formative years, from its creation to just after the Second World War, this work predates "the glory, glory years under Bill Nicholson,... Learn More
    £950

    Stock Code: 134016

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  2. 134406comp
    First edition, first printing, signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Uncommon signed, this is the first memoir by Alice Marble (1913-1990), ranked World No. 1 from 1936 to 1940. She became Wimbledon champion in 1939, winning not only the women's singles, but also the doubles and mixed doubles titles. Billie Jean... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 134406

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  3. 134779comp
    Signed limited edition, number 150 of 450 copies signed by the author on the title page. This, the author's landmark second book, was written while rationing was still in force and was first published in 1951. Elizabeth David (1913-1992) taught herself Mediterranean-style cooking while living abroad during the early 1940s,... Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 134779

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  4. 134114comp
    First and only edition, presentation copy inscribed to Edward VIII as Prince of Wales by Argentine horse-breeder Don Miguel A. Martínez de Hoz, the owner of the estancia of Chapadmalal, "To H.R.H. the Prince of Wales as a respectful souvenir of his visit to Chapadmalal, Miguel A. Martinez de Hoz, September 1925", and specially... Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 134114

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  5. 126123comp
    First edition in English, first published in Polish in 1897, the present edition limited to 200 copies signed by Ward, this copy designated "Presentation Copy No.4" verso of the first blank. "One of the rarest of all African big game hunting books" (Czech). Józef Mikolaj Potocki (1862-1922) inherited extensive estates... Learn More
    £15,000

    Stock Code: 126123

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  6. 129600comp
    First edition, signed limited issue, number 132 of 750 copies signed by the author, published the same month as the trade issue (May 1946). A long poetical sequence on the author's favourite subject, "which tries to sum up her own horticultural aesthetic and is in some respects superior to its predecessor The Land" (ODNB).... Learn More
    £600

    Stock Code: 129600

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  7. 129563comp
    First edition, signed limited issue, number 195 of 260 copies signed by the author. Additionally inscribed by the author above the limitation, "To Donald Ryan, A promising young Golfer, I wish him well, 20 May 1931". This work is "one of the real masterpieces of golf literature" (Murdoch 475). MacDonald was an influential... Learn More
    £5,750

    Stock Code: 129563

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  8. 129128comp
    First and only edition. A superb association copy, inscribed by President Roosevelt to his son John A. Roosevelt: "For John A. Roosevelt from his affectionate father Franklin D. Roosevelt". John accompanied his father during the presidential trip aboard the schooner, where they fished for tuna and cod. The sojourn was a... Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 129128

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  9. 118562comp
    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Martin Johnson, Best wishes, Houdini, mailed May 3 1922". The recipient was perhaps Martin Johnson, husband of Osa Johnson, the American safari filmmakers. Houdini had hosted a farewell lunch for the Johnsons on the... Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 118562

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  10. 125386comp
    First US edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Harriet Reynolds, Clare Leighton". This collection of short stories is "a nostalgic celebration of English rural life on the eve of the Second World War" (ODNB). "Convinced that wood-engraving was an art for the masses rather than... Learn More
    £325

    Stock Code: 125386

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  11. 124863
    First edition, first impression. Uncommon, COPAC records the BL copy only, OCLC adds California State Polytechnic University, Sul Ross State University, Texas. This copy inscribed; "With kind remembrances The Hon'ble To Lieut. Col Denys Brooke Blakeway C.I.E. Agent to the Governor General in Central India, Dhar, C.B. 12.12.1921".... Learn More
    £695

    Stock Code: 124863

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    First edition. This copy inscribed on the first blank; "Colonel John Hay with the compliments of the editor, J.F. Loubat, New York, May 31st 1887." Uncommon early yachting memoir, just 10 copies in the US listed on OCLC, and a single copy in Europe in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Loubat was the son of Alphonse... Learn More
    £850

    Stock Code: 63989

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  13. 110420comp
    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the title page. A 1000 new recipes from the dean of American cooking. Learn More
    £950

    Stock Code: 110420

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  14. 118735comp
    First and limited edition, number 62 of 375 copies signed by the author, with a collection of fishing ties at the rear, as issued. A superbly produced volume from the authoritative Lonsdale Library series. Taverner's works are seen in the fishing community as authoritative guides and a number of revised editions have been... Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 118735

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  15. Boxing.
    First edition. This copy inscribed on the half-title: "With the Author's Compts. to the Committee of the Oxford & Camb. Club, Jan. 10th 1890", and with their bookplate to the front pastedown, and occasional embossed stamps to the text. Rowland George Allanson Allanson-Winn, fifth Baron Headley (1855-1935), was educated at... Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 113513

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    First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the front free endpaper: a collection of Johns's articles for the My Garden periodical, with a number of unpublished pieces and original illustrations by Leigh. Johns is best remembered as the author of the Biggles books, and this is his only book on gardening. Learn More
    £575

    Stock Code: 109523

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    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author just 13 days after the Prohibition ended, "To Jacquline-or Jo, as we know her, this book is given for she is of that younger generation to whom this book is dedicated x. With the author's best wishes Julien J. Prosakauer. Dec 18, 1933." An extremely uncommon cocktail... Learn More
    £1,175

    Stock Code: 110492

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  18. Haddon Hall Library Complete Set Books by Arthur Rackham
    Deluxe limited edition of this series regarding sports and other country pursuits. This set number 103 of 150 numbered copies; Our Garden signed by the author S. Reynolds Hole. Presentation set inscribed (in Wildlife) by politician and author Duff Cooper (1890-1954) to Philip Grantham Yorke, 9th Earl of Hardwicke (1906-1971),... Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 102056

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  19. A Sense of Where You Are.
    A specially bound copy of the Bantam paperback edition, inscribed by an outraged McPhee on the advertisement page to the bookseller Ralph Sipper: "Ralph - I took the cover off this paperback and had it bound in this way because Bantam slipped a cover picture of Bill in a Knicks uniform onto this late printing without my... Learn More
    £875

    Stock Code: 99894

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  20. Hand-coloured master copies for printing three New York Yacht Club invitations.
    Two of the cards are signed in pencil with the distinctive "Tiffany" in the lower left. The third is partially printed with hand coloured pennants and is signed in ink by J. V. S. Oddie, secretary of the NYYC. Tiffany was the house designer for the club, producing numerous trophies and medals, and designing and manufacturing... Learn More
    £1,850

    Stock Code: 76733

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  21. Letters of a Modern Golfer to his Grandfather.
    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

    Stock Code: 31685

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