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Association Football & The Men Who Made It - Alfred Gibson, William Pickford

1906 - The Caxton Publishing Company, London - First Edition
A lovely clean set of what is becoming a scarce first edition of this significant and unrivalled work, detailing the history of the game, the clubs and early players. Magnificently illustrated throughout, with sepia and monochrome photographs of players, teams and matches.

‘The holy grail for any serious collector of football literature, this work is unrivalled in affording the contemporary reader a detailed understanding of the teams, players and administrators who dominated the game in the nineteenth century. Set across four volumes, the figures profiled inside are almost universally forgotten to modern football fans and yet the calibre of the writing within makes them come alive. Even though the game they played was markedly different to that of the current day, the vitality and energy of the era is clear.’ - Ademir to Zizinho,
The 20 Greatest Football Books.

‘The authors, Alfred Gibson who worked for
The Football Star, and William Pickford who worked for the Athletic News, were two football insiders who celebrated the game which others had labelled a mania but they recognised as one of the wonders of modern times. The book was dedicated ‘to all who loved the game’ and was intended as ‘a monument for the men who have made it’. It was a celebration of all football, the recreational as well as the spectacular, amateurs and professionals, those who looked on and those who played’. - Oxford DNB. 
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On Wandering Wheels: The Tour of the Happy Hearse through the Eastern States of America - Jan & Cora Gordon

1928 - Dodd. Mead & Company, New York - First Edition
A wonderful account of a trip from Maine to Georgia in an old car, complete with break downs, auto camping in the 1920s, and local colour - an attempt to enlighten Europeans as to the charms and romantic side of America seldom seen or written about, according to the Authors.

Black and white woodblock illustrations by Jan Gordon and maps showing the route used as endpapers.
 
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Cricket - W. G. Grace

1899 - James Bowden, London - First Edition
‘I should like to say that good batsmen are born, not made; but my long experience comes up before me, and tells me that it is not so.’

Profusely illustrations, with over eighty mostly photographic plates including one of the great beard himself, the first man ever to score 1,000 runs in one month, and this at the age of 46.

Grace was still playing Test cricket into his 50s, and on his 58th birthday, after scoring 74, he laid his bat down on the pavilion table and declared, ‘There. I shan’t play any more’.
 
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At the Wheel - Ashore and Afloat - Lt.-Cmdr. Montague Grahame-White

Circa 1935 - G. T. Foulis & Co., London - First Edition
Montague Grahame-White [1877-1961] - A founder member of the Royal Automobile Club, brother of the famous aviator Claude Grahame-White, and owner and connoisseur of fine cars and boats. Having owned some of the finest machines of the day from Hispano Suizas and Rolls Royce to the two largest private yachts (one later being owned by Mussolini).

In with the right set, he once drove an Indian Raja for a trip to France in a Mors racer that the Rajah was going to buy for his own ‘Bombay to Poonha ‘race. According to Car magazine ‘Grahame-White was gratified to find that the Mors was up to the top of its form, but the Rajah’s hair stood on end, and he abandoned racing on the spot.

This wonderful book is full of similar anecdotes, from Monte-Carlo to the Suez, and some great classifications of road users, discourteous uses of a car, pedestrians and so on.

With 65 black and white photographs and 9 facsimile letters and illustrated endpapers, a superb copy in publishers decorated cloth.
 
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Things that Happen. Published in the Interests of Good Health & Good Cheer. - Charles Grave & other Well-known Artists

1926 - WorthingtonFirst Edition
‘If you do miss the Boat race, the race for Worthington is worth winning!’

27 full page amusing advertisements and other cartoons for Worthington Beer. Covering many topics including golf, skiing, driving, football, swimming and rowing, and how they can be remedied with Worthington.

Note this is the scarce original edition, in tanned illustrated wrappers, not the facsimile edition produced by Bass Brewery in 1977.

[27x18.7 cm]
 
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The All-England Series - Athletics - H. Hewitt Griffin

1891 - George Bell & Sons, London - First Edition
A stunning bright near fine copy of a rare work.

With contributions by E.H. Pelling (Sprinting); H.C.L. Tindall (Quarter and Half Miles), J.L. Grieg (Long Jump); T. Jennings (High Jump); C.F. Daft (Hurdles or ‘
Topping the Timber’); J. Kibblewhite (Mile and Distance Running); Tom Ray (Pole Jump); Sid Thomas (Cross Country); and Rev.W. Pollock-Hill (Middle Distances).

Seventeen illustrations and full page plates including plans of sports grounds and fields; A Chronograph for Timing; photographs of events and sketches of athletes in action.

Pages of advertisements to front and rear.
 
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Cycles and Cycling, with a Chapter For Ladies - H. Hewitt Griffin, Miss L.C. Davidson

1890 - George Bell & Sons, London - First Edition
The Racing Ordinary, High-frame Cripper, Kangaroo Dwarf, The Otto Dicycle, The Dandy-Horse, The Leicester Safety, The Facile, Singer’s ‘Xtra, Manumotive, Whippet, The Success, The Mohawk Racer, The Sociable, The Coventry lever tricycle, The Phantom double-asteering. All these and more, with much detail on the history and development of the bicycle, learning, touring, racing and training.

A near fine example of an extremely scarce little first edition, which in addition to it's wonderful text and illustrations, has marvelous advertisements to the front and rear.
 
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Highland Sport - A Grimble

1894 - Chapman and Hall Ltd., London - First Edition
A large and beautifully bound work Illustrated with eleven full page plates by Archibald Thorburn.

Personal recollections and views on fishing and shooting in the highlands of Scotland. Grimble was the first to call for a close time to the Salmon fishing season in Scotland after witnessing the alarming drop in catch, and rise in netting technology and quantity. He was successful.
 
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