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Wonders of Bodily Strength and Skill In All Ages and All Countries (translated and Enlarged from the French), Anonymous (translated and enlarged from the French of Depping, Guillaume)
1 Anonymous (translated and enlarged from the French of Depping, Guillaume) Wonders of Bodily Strength and Skill In All Ages and All Countries (translated and Enlarged from the French)
London, England Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co. 1884 Early Printing Hardcover Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; 1884 UK printing (1st UK was 1881) This book is in Good only condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The covers have heavy ground-in dirt and spotting. There is wear and fraying to the spine ends, corners and edges. The top front spine joint has a tear and fraying. The bottom front and rear covers have fading and water spotting, and the rear cover has some softening to the cardboard from water damage. The text pages are generally clean, but have areas of noticeable foxing and there are edge tears and finger dirt in spots as well. The book covers a wide variety of sports, including wrestling, pugilism and boxing, quoit throwing, running, acrobatics, swimming, archery and more. The sections include not just basics of each sport but the history of them as well. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The American Boy's Book of Sports and Games: A Repository of In-and-Out-Door Amusements, Dick & Fitzgerald
2 Dick & Fitzgerald The American Boy's Book of Sports and Games: A Repository of In-and-Out-Door Amusements
1864 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Good+ 
The book is in Good+ to Very Good- condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book covers have edge wear, rubbing and toning / foxing. There is some fraying to the spine ends, corners and spine joints along with some edge tearing to the spine joints and cloth to the spine. The text pages are generally clean and bright though there are spots of foxing. The rear endpaper has been removed. This book includes an early description of the game of baseball. There are copies of the first edition which include the first color illustrations of the game and others which lack the plates -- this is one of the latter. There are black and white illustrations of the game, along with 10 pages of rules (including this: "If an adversary stops the ball with his hat or cap, or takes it from the hands of a party not engaged in the game, no player can be put out unless the ball shall first have been settled in the hands of the pitcher."). 
Price: 185.00 USD
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The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game, Lewis, Michael
3 Lewis, Michael The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game
New York W. W. Norton & Company Ltd. 2006 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some light bumping to the spine ends and corners of the book cover. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is clean and crisp with the exception of some beginning bumping to the spine ends and corners. " The young man at the center of this extraordinary and moving story is likely on day to be among the most highly paid athletes in the National Football League. When we first meet him, he is one of thirteen children by a mother addicted to crack; he does not know his real name, his father, his birthday, or any of the things a child might learn in school - like, say, how to read or write." "A best-selling author, Lewis has drawn both supporters and vocal detractors. In a review of Moneyball, Dan Ackman of Forbes said that Lewis had a special talent: "He can walk into an area already mined by hundreds of writers and find gems there all along but somehow missed by his predecessors." A New York Times piece said that "[n]o one writes with more narrative panache about money and finance than Mr. Lewis," praising his ability to use his subject's stories to show the problems with the systems around them. Lewis has been criticized for writing a 2007 article in Bloomberg criticizing economists at the World Economic Forum for expressing views on how the world wasn't pricing risk appropriately." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Complete Fencing, Manley, Albert
4 Manley, Albert Complete Fencing
New York Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1979 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several smallish semi-closed edge tears, nicks and at least one triangular chip missing from the top spine end. There is a two inch ragged tear to the spine of the dust jacket. "Albert S. Manly was born in Chicago on July 19, 1924. He grew up in Chicago and Washington D. C. He served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War, and graduated from Columbia University. Manley worked in the insurance industry for ten years before moving to Portland in 1961. He was owner and fencing master at the Fencibles Salle in Portland, and was part- time fencing instructor at Reed College for more than 20 years (1963-1983). He also taught fencing at Portland State University, Mt. Hood Community College, and the Multnomah Athletic Club, and was a volunteer tutor for disadvantaged foster children. He published: Complete Fencing in 1979, and retired in 1983." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Young Sportsman's Guide To Surfing, Olney, Ross R.
5 Olney, Ross R. The Young Sportsman's Guide To Surfing
New York Scholastic Book Services 1968 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Near Fine 
B&W Photographs; This is a trade paperback book. The book is in Near Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright, though starting to tone due to the acid content of the paper. The inside covers have noticeable toning to all edges. "Be a hot-dogger, not a ho-dad! Talk surftalk (don't sound like a gremmie) ! Here's help from an expert surfer - step-by-step instruction with action photos all the way. " "For centuries, surfing was a central part of ancient Polynesian culture. Surfing may have first been observed by Europeans at Tahiti in 1767 by Samuel Wallis and the crew members of the Dolphin who were the first Europeans to visit the island in June of that year. Another candidate is the botanist Joseph Banks[2] being part of the first voyage of James Cook on the HMS Endeavour, who arrived on Tahiti on 10 April 1769. Lieutenant James King was the first person to write about the art of surfing on Hawaii when he was completing the journals of Captain James Cook upon Cook's death in 1779." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Official Six-Man Football Rules and Handbook (Including Touch Football Rules), Porter, H. V. and Stephen Epler (edited by)
6 Porter, H. V. and Stephen Epler (edited by) Official Six-Man Football Rules and Handbook (Including Touch Football Rules)
New York National Federation of State High School Athletic Assoc. / A. S. Barnes, Co. 1945 Updated edition Pamphlet Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This is a small format pamphlet with cardstock covers and a stapled spine. The pamphlet / booklet is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The pamphlet and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The pamphlet covers have some light rubbing, edge wear and curling to the edges. The text pages are clean and bright. "The Six-Man game consists of an indefinite number of action periods called DOWNS. The first down in each half of the game and each down which follows a touchdown, field goal or safty is started by a KICK-OFF..." Scarce. "Six-man is a fast-paced, high-scoring, run ‘til you puke and hit ‘til you collapse kind of game. Maybe that’s why country boys play it so well. It is not uncommon to see the same boys on both offense and defense, playing both ways. You must have 6 boys suited up and on the field to begin the game, but games have been known to end with fewer on the field." from the CenTex Chargers football page. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Loser and Still Champion Muhammad Ali, Schulberg, Budd
7 Schulberg, Budd Loser and Still Champion Muhammad Ali
New York Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1972 Early printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some toning to the inner hinges. The dust jacket has some light rubbing and edge wear, along with some ground-in dirt to the rear cover. "Boxing is not the cause but the lightning rod of all the bolts of destruction ripping up the skies of paranoid nations." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Phantom Drive and Other Stories of Lawn Tennis, Tilden, William T. (2nd)
8 Tilden, William T. (2nd) The Phantom Drive and Other Stories of Lawn Tennis
New York American Lawn Tennis 1924 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking the scarce dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The front cover of the book has several spots of discoloration. The text pages are clean and bright. one of the photographic plates has edge wear and nicking to the foredge. This book includes ten (including the frontispiece) black and white photographs of Tilden and other Tennis players "The departed shades of the Old Champion idly strummed with one hand on the golden strings of his celestial harp and arranged the folds of his celestial robes around him with the other." "William Tatem Tilden II (February 10, 1893 – June 5, 1953), nicknamed "Big Bill," was an American male tennis player. He is often considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time.[2] Tilden was the World No. 1 player for seven years. He won 14 Major singles titles including 10 Grand Slams, 1 World Hard Court Championships and 3 Pro Slams. He also won a record seven US Championships titles (shared with Richard Sears and Bill Larned). He dominated the world of international tennis in the first half of the 1920s, and during his 18-year amateur period of 1912–30, he won 138 of 192 tournaments." 
Price: 200.00 USD
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