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1 The Sporting Magazine;. or Monthly Calendar of the Transactions of the Turf, the Chase, and Every Other Diversion Interesting to the Man of Pleasure, Enterprize and Spirit. ( Horse Racing, Cricket, Hunting, chess, cocking, boxing etc.) 6 months .
London printed for the proprietors, and sold by J. Wheble, 1794 1st Edition in This Form Hard Back Fair 13.5 x 22cm Approx 
348 pages + 8 full page illustrations + 7 page index + 1 page directions for binder + 60 page racing calendar (including list of winning horses in 1793, & details of past races at Newmarket and other places). Condition; Binding original hardback of leather spine & papered boards in very well rubbed condition, Contents Fair, many pages good, some with pencil scribbling (mostly rear of illustrations), some folded corner tips, the odd, minor tear or edge staining. No actual book title page, lacks 4 illustrations and pages151-154 (play and luck). Page numbers are a bit odd, but not unique for pre 1800, at page 322 it then jumps to page 333 with no loss of text (even index has page 322 then nothing to page 333) at rear Racing calendar is a page number 1 to 60 then loss of a page or more? As stated no book title, but each month has title page & content pages. This copy contains many historic items mentioned on the net from opening illustration of the “meeting of the Royal Surrey Bowmen on Epsom Downs. Also includes Horse Racing Calender rear inc. winners from past races, including Newmarket. The Easter Hunt in Epping Forest, hunting, foxes, antelope, whale, bullock etc, pheasant hawking, swimming, cocking, boxing, The origin of chess (very detailed), Monthly reports on cricket matches including an England team ( The Earl of Winchester and 11 England against a team 22 of Middlesex ) played at Lord’s Ground with score of each player etc. (easy win for England). And so much more. Looks like this title 1st appeared in 1792, so 1794 is very early, and earliest run for sale on net at time of listing. Also this book is for 6 months, (others are sometimes only 2 or 4 months). Has much too much in to even mention a fraction of contents. This was a monthly magazine, This book is for 6 monthly editions and more at rear, includes April 1794, May, June, July, August & September 1794. So in fair condition not in good condition and not complete but very rare. 
Price: 85.00 GBP
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2 A. E. Manning Foster Auction Bridge Play & Problems
London Methuen & Co .Ltd 1926 2nd Edition 
2nd. 4 1/4" x 7 " Approx. 152pages+8 publishers ads at rear, Original red binding fair/good.Contents good and clear with NO insriptions.. numerous illustrations within text 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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3 Betz, Pauline Wings on My Tennis Shoes
London: Sampson Low,Marston &co Ltd. 1949 
First Edition. 5 1/2" x 9" Approx. 198pages+10 at front. Dust jacket complete with price, some wear and minor tears(worse is L shape on spine 1/2" ) Blue binding is very good , Contents as new ( NO inscriptions/thumbing) very good and tight. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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4 Blakey, Robert The Angler's Guide to the Rivers & Lochs of Scotland
London David Bogue, 1854 First Edition 
4 1/2" x 7 " Approx. 205 pages+8 to front ,rebound about 100years ago in brown linen ( poss. over orig. boards ) with pasted on title to spine all in good condition. Contents are fair/good with some discolouration/foxing throughout. To 1st endpaper is the bookplate of A.H.E. Wood (below his fancy family coat of arms). illustration of fisherman with waterfall/bridge/mountains in the distance opp title page +a couple of ills within text. NO ink inscriptions 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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5 Captain Duff-Taylor (later Vicount) Elements of Skating (ice skating)
: Eyre & Spottiswood, 1933 First Edition Card Fair/good 
First Edition. 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Approx. the rare 1st. with a great glued photographic image to front of a skater in action,+17 action photographs within this 16 page book. a little suning to edges of the thin paper binding, light staining to 1st & last pages all other pages only small amonts around edges, All text is easly readable. This book looks better than the discription. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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6 Chalmers, Patrick R. Chalmers The Horn A Lay of the Grassington Fox-Hounds
London Collins 1937 First Edition Hard Back Very Good Fair 23,5 x 30cm. Approx Lionel Edwards 
148 pages + colour fontice + 22 pages of b/w illustrations by Lionel Edwards. Dust Jacket, fair with edge nicks/tears and rubbing mostly to spine, price uncut. Binding good, red cloth. Contents very good, clean & tight with no owner inscriptions. A novel entirely in verse about a foxhunt. This book is a heavy/ large book and may attract a higher postage charge outside UK. 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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7 Dalziel, D. G. Dalziel Rugby Football at King's College School 1864-1963
None / Author? 1963 First Edition Original Paperback 14 x 22cm Approx Signed by Author
64 pages + 4 pages photograph illustrated pages of the 1872-73, 1924-1925, 1946-1947 & 1962-1963, Teams with players names. Paperback covers good, traces of old folding, Contents Very good, clean & tight, only inscription is Authors " Compliments & Best Wishes" and signed by Dalzil, on contents page. Booklet contains the history & lots of facts , figures & names, also one name added in ink to 1963-64 team that looks like by the author, as so similar to inscription front. No publication date details, possibly privately published late 1963 by the Author. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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8 Dawson & Edwards Captain Lionel Dawson and Lionel Edwards Sport in War, Illustrated by Lionel Edwards
London Collins 1936 Hard Back Very Good 25 x 31.5cm.approx 
98 pages, Green binding in good condition, gilt embossed title etc. to spine, with some sunning. Contents very good, clean & tight, no owner inscriptions. The sports of the field are illustrated by Lionel Edwards, with factual accounts from famous military leaders. Plates include Wellington on "Copenhagen"; Marlborough at Ramillies; Pig Sticking at Assaye; Coursing in the Peninsular; Tom Crane; Hunting at Salonika. This book is a heavy/ large book and may attract a higher postage charge outside UK. 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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9 Hawker, Colonel Peter & Edited by Eric Parker Colonel Hawker's Shooting Diaries ( 1802 -1853 )
London Philip Allan 1931 First Edition A Hard Back 14.5 x 23cm Approx 
300 + vii pages , Red binding fair/good sunned spine, rear edges tiny nick top spine, Contents Very Good, Clean & Tight with no inscriptions. This is Colonel Peter Hawkers very detailed shooting diaries written between 1802-1853 .Col. Hawker. Kept from his sixteenth a diary. In it he wrote detailed accounts of his daily doings, in work, sport & travel. 1842 Jan 25th he talks about what was shot that day then "This evening the coast was all alive with cannon & fireworks - for the christening of the Prince of Wales, so Reade deferred his mud-crawling etc." & also a few copies of letters from his Friends like The Duke of Wellington & Duke of Clarence who became King William IV. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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10 Hoyle ( Edmond Holye 1672-1769) Hoyle's Games Improved , Revised & Corrected By Charles Jones,inc.Golf or Goff, Chricket, Tennis,billiards, Whist,Chess ,Quadrille, Piquet, Back Gammon, Draughts, Quinze, Hazard & Lansquenet.
London Rivington & Others, 1790 1st Edition to Contain Goff , Golf Hard Back 
3 3/4" x 6 1/2". This is the rare Hoyle and the first edition to contain GOLF or GOFF. 290 pages +8 (viii) to front +2 page publishers list to rear, + 2 illustrated pages not numbered (although instructions for binder states "plate" there are 2 full page plates/illustrations on Billiards & 1 plate/illustration within a page on Draughts, approx 3/4 of page). Original brown leather binding now loose (front detached) and well rubbed, leather spine cracked but glued to book a long time. So has kept the contents in a good/tight condition, with only a small amount of staining, mainly edging at front/rear few pages. Ink initials to title page and one to rear endpaper, and a few minor folds . Over the last few years. This edition seems to be the hardest Hoyle to find now that golf is such big a sport. Only 3 pages on golf, but of great importance for the sport as has the 18th cent. rules of 1790.. 
Price: 300.00 GBP
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11 John Jaques & Son The Laws of the game of Bowls : as adopted by English, Scottish, Colonial and London and Southern Counties Bowling Associations.
London John Jaques & Son Original Pamphlet Fair 10.5 x 16.5cm. Approx 
pocket size card/paperback binding, 24 pages, + 3 old counters (for inserting in a bowl ), booklet binding is in fair condition, dirt/stained, spine partly split, contents stained from rusted staples, now removed so pages loose. No date looks c1900, 20 & 21 Kirby St. E.C. With factories at 15, 16 & 17 Kirby St. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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12 Moone, Theodore Golf from a New Angle
London: Herbert Jenkins Limited, 1934 
First Edition. 5 1/4" x 7 1/2" Approx. 248pages,illustrated throughout inc 2 photographic ,Brown & black lettering is clear with tiny tear at spine.Contents fair, inscribed S.J. Wright to 1st endpaper 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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13 Otter , ( Henry Jervis Alfred ) The Modern Angler
London Alfred and Son 12 x 18.5cm Approx 
new edition c.1880,( before the later Upcot edition) . 136 pages +viii front +14 pages of illustrations on blue paper+ 1 ill on white paper + 15 pages of great period ,mostly fishing adverts at rear... in Original decorative boards, rubbed with some minor loss, .. Contents Fair , most pages good/clean, lacks 1st endpaper ,name to inside f board, some minor pencil marks , appart from illustrated pages ,various illustrations within text. 
Price: 42.00 GBP
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14 Trebor, Eidrah Trebor (pseud of Robert Hardie) [after Edmond Hoyle 1672-1769 ] Hoyle Made Familiar, containing an Accurate Description of Whist, Quadrille, Piquet, Quinze, Vingt-Un, Cassino, Put, All Fours, Pope Joan, Brag, Commerce,Earl of Coventry, Lansquenet +15 others with rules & practice.
Edinburgh Stirling and Kenney 1841 Decorative Hard Back Good 
2 + vii + 112 pages, Original Hard back binding in fair/good condition, a little dirty with rounded corners, Contents good tight copy copy, a couple of folded corner tips, rear end-page crumpled. Starts with an illustrated frontispiece opposite half-title page next is Title page. Small hand book so postage will be reduced for UK. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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