Sports & Leisure
GARRETT, Frank (binder) - GOODWIN, Edith Chester. Household Hints & Recipes.
Birmingham : [c.1920]A beautifully bound notebook for household recipes, left blank, designed by Edith Chester Goodwin, signed by her on the rear free endpaper recto, and bound by the skilled bookbinder Frank Garrett, his gilt binder's stamp to the rear turn-in.
Frank Garrett was associated with the Birmingham Municipal School of Art and regularly exhibited at arts... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 148908
CUALA PRESS: HARMSWORTH, Cecil. A Little Fishing Book.
Dublin : 1930First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the first blank to a fellow Liberal politician: "Hubert Carr-Gomm, with kindest regards, from Cecil Harmsworth July 1931", accompanied by an autograph letter signed from the author to Carr-Gomm, dated 10 July 1931. He writes, "My dear Hubert, While I think of it, here is... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 146003
DAVID, Elizabeth. A Book of Mediterranean Food.
London : 1950First edition, first impression, signed by David on the half-title, scarce thus. This is the first book by Elizabeth David (1913-1992), written while post-war rationing was still in force, and published to wide acclaim.
David taught herself Mediterranean-style cooking while living abroad during the early 1940s and began writing a food column... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 147585
VANDERBILT, Harold S. Enterprise.
New York : 1931First and only edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed on the first blank "To Amory Coolidge, With the compliments of Harold S. Vanderbilt".
The recipient, Amory Coolidge (1895-1952), from Coolidge Point, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Essex County, Massachusetts, was the son of Clara Gardner Amory (1872-1957) and Thomas Jefferson Coolidge... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 148057
CRADDOCK, Harry (comp.) The Savoy Cocktail Book.
London, : 1930First edition, first impression, a superb presentation copy of the scarce signed limited issue, copy number 3 (of an unspecified number) signed by Harry Craddock on the limitation page and additionally inscribed "To my dear wife". For his wife's delectation, Craddock has also added by hand, to the blank notes pages at the rear, a recipe for "Champagne... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 78819
MOHAMMED ALI TEWFIK, HRH Prince. Breeding of Pure Bred Arab Horses.
Cairo : 1935-36 and 1948First editions. Superbly provenanced pairing of these rare and important monographs: the first work presented by the author, Prince Mohammed Ali Tewfik, to Brigadier Sir Eugene Gorman at the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) Race Meeting at Gaza in 1940, in turn presented by him to his son Pierre in 1944; with Sir Eugene's lengthy explanatory inscription... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 141617
MACLENNAN, Hugh. Typed letter signed, on tennis.
8 March 1968Typed letter signed from the Canadian author Hugh Maclennan to Ray Gardner (1919-1997), journalist and editor at the Toronto Star. Maclennan agrees to write an article for the paper on tennis, for a fee of five hundred dollars. He thanks him for sending Jack Scott's article on golf: "as I took up golf myself two years ago (no comment) I can truly say... Learn More£100.00
Stock Code: 141420
ALI, Muhammad - ALI, Hana Yasmeen. The Soul of a Butterfly. Reflections on Life's Journey.
London : 1991First UK edition, first printing. Signed by Muhammad Ali and Hana Yasmeen Ali on the publisher's bookplate. Hana Ali is former heavyweight boxing champion of the world Muhammad Ali's daughter. Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 145123
ALI, Muhammad - HAUSER, Thomas. Muhammad Ali. His Life and Times.
London : 1991First UK edition, first printing. Signed by Ali on his commemorative visit to London bookplate. Hauser was awarded the William Hill Sports Book of the Year for Muhammad Ali. His Life and Times. Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 145122
YACOUBI, Ahmed. Alchemist's Cookbook.
Tuscon : 1972First edition, first paperback printing, signed by the author on the title page and in beautiful condition. This collection of 125 recipes "based on the ancient science of Moroccan cuisine" is uncommonly found signed. It collects recipes such as "soup to cure jealousy" and "how to be gentle to your brains" alongside "rainy day greens" and "fancy goats... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 144397
BAKER, Charles H. The Gentleman's Companion.
New York : 1939First edition, first printing; limited to 1,250 copies, both volumes numbered 98. The first volume is warmly inscribed by the author, "With mine good wishes, always, Charles H. Baker". Charles H. Baker was a writer for Esquire magazine, based in Florida, and was known as the "Town & Country Gourmet". He was regarded by the Hemingway set as the pinnacle... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 143724
CASEY, Juanita. Azerbaijan!
Godshill, Hampshire : 2008First and only edition, number 50 of 50 copies only, signed by the author on the limitation page.
Casey (1925-2012) was a writer, artist, and horse breeder "who lived the archetypal bohemian life... Casey's best known novel, The Horse of Selene (Dolmen, 1971), exploring the freedom of spirit which characterised the late 1960s, brought her a... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 144271
AUSTIN, Alexander Berry (ed.) An Angler's Anthology.
London & New York : 1930First edition, first impression, deluxe issue with an original etching numbered and signed by the artist, number 7 of 100 copies signed by both Austin and Wilkinson on the limitation page. Uncommon, especially in the original box.
Norman Wilkinson (1878-1971) was a British artist and marine painter. Also an illustrator, poster artist, and wartime... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 140837
BRUNEL, Henry Marc, & Robert Edmund Froude. Nuneaton-Chester Canal Trip, 1898.
[Westminster : c.1900]First and only edition of this rare privately printed account of the late August 1898 ten-day canal cruise from Nuneaton to Chester, the second leg of the "Way to Kendal", undertook by five friends, including eminent engineers, started in 1894 from the Thames Oxford and finished in 1899 at Kendal in Westmorland.
Each one of the men was attributed... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 143005
ROOSEVELT, Theodore. African Game Trails.
New York : 1910First and limited edition, number 129 of 500 copies signed by the author, printed on Ruisdael Paper by the De Vinne Press. Absenting himself from politics for a year, Roosevelt set off on an elaborate hunting trip to gather specimens for the Smithsonian. The huge party, including over 250 porters and guides, was partly underwritten by Scribner's who... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 117116
SLOCUM, Joshua. Sailing Alone Around the World.
New York : 1900First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his lecture manager on the front free endpaper, "Major J. B. Pond, yours truly Joshua Slocum, The Spray, New York, April 27th 1900", with Pond's bookplate to the front pastedown. Pond (1838-1903) was a civil war veteran and highly successful manager who also promoted Mark Twain,... Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 133645
HUNT, Lynn Bogue. An Artist's Game Bag.
New York : 1936First and limited edition, deluxe issue: number 14 of 25 copies; with a fine original watercolour signed by Lynn Bogue Hunt, showing a pair of mallards on a riverbank. Hunt (1877-1960) was one of America's most admired and popular sporting artists.
"The Derrydale Press was a small publisher of finely crafted sporting books featuring topics such... Learn More£5,950.00
Stock Code: 115522
MACDONALD, Charles Blair. Scotland's Gift: Golf.
New York and London : 1928First edition, first impression, number 145 of 260 copies only signed by the author; "one of the real masterpieces of golf literature" (Murdoch 475). This edition is one of the most highly valued books on American golf history and is scarce in good condition with the map intact, as here.
Macdonald was an influential champion of golf in the United... Learn More£5,500.00
Stock Code: 138525
ROOSEVELT, Franklin D. Log of the Cruise of President Franklin D. Roosevelt aboard the Schooner Yacht Sewanna to Maine, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, 14 July 1936 - 28 July 1936.
[Washington : 1937]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 brief break following... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 129128
WARNER, Pelham Francis (ed.) Imperial Cricket.
London : 1912First edition, number 174 of 900 copies (with a further 100 issued signed), of this profusely illustrated survey of the history of cricket and its present state across the world, published to coincide with a triangular Test series between England, Australia and South Africa to celebrate imperial bonds, a book that thus "seems to embody with confidence... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 141848
EISENHOWER, Mamie Doud. Five-star Favorites.
New York : 1974First edition, limited issue, number 377 of 1000, of this fundraiser for the Eisenhower Medical Center, this copy inscribed on the front free endpaper; "For Dr. & Mrs. Harold Johnson from their friend Mamie Doud Eisenhower, 1978", together with loosely inserted greetings card signed by Mamie. Dr. Johnson was Ike's principle physician after his retirement... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 140863
MACDONALD, Charles Blair. Scotland's Gift: Golf.
New York : 1928First 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 champion of golf in the United... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 129563
FISHER, M. F. K. With Bold Knife and Fork.
New York : 1969First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author, "For Tania and James Stern, from M. F. K. Fisher, with love, St. Helena 1969". James Stern (1904-1993) was a British writer noted for his short stories, and for his wide circle of literary acquaintances. Malcolm Cowley remarked to him: "My God, you've known everybody, his wife, his boyfriend, and... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 139410
SIMON, André L. Wines of the World.
London : 1969Signed limited edition, number 8 of 265 copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf and finely bound by Zaehnsdorf. André Louis Simon (1877-1970) "was the charismatic leader of the English wine trade for almost all of the first half of the 20th century, and the grand old man of literate connoisseurship for a further 20 years. In 66 years of... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 136171
CHAMPAGNE; Moët & Chandon. Reduced facsimile of the Souvenir Album of the Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908.
London : 1909First edition, deluxe issue, of this fascinating facsimile souvenir intended for presentation to the house of Moët & Chandon during the Franco-British Exhibition of Science, Arts and Industries, 1908, a lavish celebration of the Entente Cordiale signed in 1904. The original Souvenir Album was similarly bound in red, white and blue morocco, "in two... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 120115
SANDER, Henry Frederick Conrad. Reichenbachia, Orchids illustrated and described.
London & St Albans : 1888-94 Imperial edition, copy 51 of 100 copies signed by Sander. Published during the heyday of the late Victorian orchid mania, Sander was the foremost authority on the Orchidaceae, as well as the largest grower, maintaining nurseries in England, Belgium, and the United States. He had agents gathering plants worldwide, often dangerous work, and he reports... Learn More£37,500.00
Stock Code: 122509
LOUIS, Joe - CASMAY, George. Stop it Joe!
New York : 1936Highly unusual piece of sheet music, self-published by the composer and lyricist, and inscribed by him at the head of the first page of music "To Bill / Compliments of the Composer"; and featuring a sensational lithograph cover drawing by Barbelle of "The Brown Bomber" in the ring. Louis is widely considered to have been one of the greatest boxing champions... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 110406
THAXTER, Celia. An Island Garden.
Boston and New York : 1895Second edition, with an autograph letter signed from the author and dated 6 August 1880 reading: "Gentlemen: Will you kindly send me a copy of sayings of Epictetus, the small, vest-pocket edition, with bill for same & oblige, yours truly, C. Thaxter, Appledore, Isles of Shrals sic Off Portsmouth, N. H." tipped-in to the front free endpaper, and a manuscript... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 135708
DUNCAN, Herbert Osbaldeston. The World on Wheels.
Paris : no date First edition, first printing of Duncan's memoirs. This copy is signed by the author and numbered 144 on the half-title.
Herbert Osbaldeston Duncan (18621945) was an English racing bicyclist, the founder of several cycling and motoring magazines, and pioneer of the British automobile industry. Credited with having introduced the chain-driven... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 135554
COCKTAILS - DE FLEURY, R. 1800-And All That.
London : 1937First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed by the author, "To John W. Carr. With all good wishes. R de Fleury. 1944", on the title page. This is a follow-up to De Fleury's successful 1700 Cocktails From the Man Behind the Bar. Rare: Library Hub only lists four copies in the UK (BL, Scotland, Wales, and Oxford), and a further eight... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 135550
DAVID, Elizabeth. French Country Cooking.
London : 1987Signed 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, and in 1949 began writing... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 134779
MARBLE, Alice. The Road to Wimbledon.
New York & London : 1946First 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 King recalled: "Alice Marble... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 134406
HEINZ, W. C. The Professional.
New York : 1958First edition, first printing, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "To Ruth & Alan Hilditch our good friends who have heard me talk a lot of this. Bill Heinz Xmas 1957". Alan Hilditch (1900-1971), a certified public accountant, was a graduate of Yale and "a member of the St. Elmo Society, the Yale Club and the Innis... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 134056
RIEFENSTAHL, Leni. Kampf in Schnee und Eis.
Leipzig : 1933First edition, first impression, with the scarce dust jacket, and inscribed by Riefenstahl on the frontispiece recto, "Herrn Architekten Becker, herrlich gedwimet, Leni Riefenstahl, Mais 1934". This is Riefenstahl's first book, in which she gives an account of her involvement with director Arnold Fanck's pioneering mountaineering films such as Der Heilige... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 132779
OSWELL, William Cotton; OSWELL, W. Edward (ed.) William Cotton Oswell, Hunter and Explorer. The Story of his Life.
New York : 1900First US edition, same year as the UK. Cotton was educated at Rugby and Haileybury, the Company's seminary, before taking up a post as assistant collector at Arcot. Transferring to Madras he "won celebrity as an elephant-catcher" (ODNB). Ill health forced him to leave India for South Africa; "There he spent two years in hunting and became acquainted... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 127570
POTOCKI, Count Joseph. Sport in Somaliland, Being an Account of a Hunting Trip to that Region.
London : 1900First 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" on the initial blank verso: "One of the rarest of all African big game hunting books" (Czech). Józef Mikolaj Potocki (1862-1922) inherited extensive estates in his native Poland, which... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 126123
MOTORING; BLUE BOOK. The Law as to Motor Vehicles:
London : 1903First and sole edition of this very scarce and significant Blue Book, not on Library Hub or WorldCat. "An important Blue Book has been issued by the Automobile Club upon the Law as to Motor Vehicles... and addresses this very acute problem... which when the question of further regulating motor cars is so much in evidence, should do an enormous amount... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 125384
WAIN, Louis. Original cat drawing: "There is some comfort in feeling at home."A charming original drawing by Louis Wain (1860-1939), "the man who drew cats". This is a finely executed example of the anthropomorphic style for which he was famous, with a distinctly satisfied looking cat at her toilet, captioned below: "There is some comfort in feeling at home".
A label to the rear of the frame notes that this drawing was... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 125102
KING, Madge & Robert (ed.) Street Games of North Shields Children.
Tynemouth : 1926First edition, first impression, inscribed by Robert King on the front free endpaper, "For F. R. Griffin. With kind regards from Robert King". This is one of only 120 copies published. Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 124976
PUAR, H. H. Sir Udaji Rao, Maharaja of Dhar. With Horses in India.
Bombay : 1918First edition, first impression. Uncommon, Library Hub records the BL copy only, WorldCat 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". "The first... Learn More£695.00
Stock Code: 124863
CREWS, Harry. Karate Is a Thing of the Spirit.
New York : 1971First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author to Sean Penn and Madonna on the title page, "For Sean and Madonna - In many ways this is the one closest to my heart. All best, Harry Crews". Crews and Sean Penn were good friends, having met when Penn bought the film rights to The Knockout Artist. Crews later played a minor role in Penn's 1991... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 124370
CHRYSLER, Walter P., & Boyden Sparkes. Life of an American Workman.
New York : 1937First and limited edition, number 64 of 500 copies privately printed, presentation copy inscribed by the author, "To W. S. S. Rodgers with my friendship and affection 1/19/38 W. P. Chrysler", on the first blank leaf. The book's foreword describes the printing of this edition, designed as a Christmas remembrance for the Chrysler family to distribute... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 122166
ALI, Muhammad - KOONS, Jeff. GOAT - Greatest of All Time: A Tribute to Muhammad Ali.
Cologne : 2001First edition, Champ's edition. Limited to 1,000 copies signed by Muhammad Ali and Jeff Koons, with the four silver gelatin prints signed by Muhammad Ali and the photographer Howard L. Bingham. The book is part of a multiple sculpture titled Radial Champs by Jeff Koons, measuring 175 x 170 cm which also comprises two inflatables and a stool. Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 120276
TAVERNER, Eric. Salmon Fishing.
London : 1931First 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 published. Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 118735
GOLF; JAPAN - WHITE, Cyril T. H. Commonplace book containing documents relating to cruises on the China Station and elsewhere.
1890-1906A naval officer's commonplace book from the last years of the 19th century containing rare ephemera, notably two printed documents of 1897 relating to the Hakodate Golf Club. These both predate the accepted date for the foundation of the "first golf club in Japan", at Kobe in 1901. Hakodate, on the northern island of Hokkaido, was the first Japanese... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 117485
LOUIS, Joe. My Life Story.
New York : 1947First edition, this one of the copies with a leaf signed by Louis tipped in after the half-title. Life of the "Brown Bomber", perhaps the boxer with the best claim to have been the greatest of all time, and certainly rated by the International Boxing Research Organization as the greatest heavyweight. Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 113550
ALLANSON-WYNN, Rowland George. Boxing.
London : 1889First 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 Trinity College, Cambridge... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 113513
HALFORD, Frederick. Modern Development of the Dry Fly,
Limited deluxe edition, number 44 of 75 copies signed by the author, Volume 2 comprising The Halford Dry Fly Patterns, with 33 actual specimens of dry flies in 9 sunken mounts. Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 111941
WHITE, T. H. The Godstone and the Blackymor.
London : 1959First edition, first impression, inscribed by the illustrator, "Signed for Bridget by Edward Ardizzone, Feb 1968", on the front free endpaper, with a typed letter from the Book Trade Group referring to Ardizzone's visit to Melbourne, a related newspaper clipping and a prospectus from Jonathan Cape for their journal Now and Then, all laid in. A lovely... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 108471
WORTH, Thomas. Original sketches made on board Edgar E. Holley's Evelyn during a New York Yacht Club cruise in 1867.
New York : c.1867"These sketches were drawn by Thomas Worth who was on board the yacht Evelyn at the time she made the cruise with the New York Yacht Club about 1867. Those on board were E.E., Holley owner, Mr. Amos Stellenwerf, Mr. Dan Slote, Mr. Chas. Van Zant, and the Artist. The accompanying sketches were actual incidents of the cruise. Three sketches are scenes... Learn More£11,500.00
Stock Code: 96970
STOCK, Dennis. Flower Show.
Udine : 1986First 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
LEACH, Henry. Letters of a Modern Golfer to his Grandfather.
London : 1910First 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