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Golfing - The “Oval” Series of Games - Horace Hutchinson, C. W. Alcock (Editor)

1893 - George Routledge & Sons, London - First Edition
A rather scarce first edition of this early golfing title, in the original pictorial paper boards, without restoration or rebinding.

By the great Horace Hutchinson, an accomplished golfer who won the first two official British Amateur Championships in 1886 and 1887, and he was also a writer of considerable skill.

Illustrated with three black and white photographic plates.
 
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Shamrock V's Wild Voyage Home - INSCRIBED - Captain Irving Johnson, Charles A. Wilson (illustrator)

1933 - Milton Bradley Company, Springfield - First Edition
Inscribed from Johnson to Lieutenant-Commander Nixon ‘who enjoys a sail as only one who was brought up in sail can'.

American sail training pioneer, adventure and professional sailor Captain Irving McClure Johnson’s first book, in which the word ‘adventure’ is a slight understatement. Profusely illustrated throughout with photographs, vignettes sketched by Wilson, and schematics of the yacht.

‘Johnson was a crew member on Sir Thomas Lipton’s
Shamrock V on her return to England in the autumn of 1930 following the America’s Cup races She encountered a hurricane and numerous storms. After working his way home on the steamer Olympic, Johnson joined Warwick Tompkins’ Wanderbird as mate for the 1931 transatlantic race from Newport, R. I. to Plymouth. He crewed on George Roosevelt’s Mistress for the Fastnet, and then rejoined Wanderbird for a northern European ‘cruise’ and the voyage back to the United States.’ - Toy, Adventures Afloat. 
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The Pugilist at Rest - Stories - SIGNED - Thom Jones

1993 - Little, Boston Toronto London - First Edition
The Pugilist at Rest appeared in the early summer of 1993 and received almost unparalleled attention for a first collection of short stories. For many, Jones, a relatively unknown forty-seven-year-old former janitor when The New Yorker published the first of these stories, was a story himself, the embodiment of perseverance.  
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The Salmon Fly: How to Dress it and How to Use it - Geo. M. Kelson

1895 - Published by the Author, London - First Edition
One of the finest books produced on the Salmon Fly, for the passionate fly fisherman, with eight beautiful full page colour plates of flies, and over 120 black and white wood engraved illustrations. In The Salmon Fly, George Kelson boldly and confidently distilled a lifetime of salmon fishing wisdom into this privately published work. In the publisher’s bright burgundy and gilt cloth, housed in a custom felt lined slipcase.

The first part of the book is devoted to the techniques of tying the salmon fly as well as patterns for individual flies. The second part is devoted to the practical aspects of fishing for salmon with the fly, locating fish, casting techniques, catching and landing fish and various accessories and equipment.
 
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1901 - Published by the Author, London - First Edition
This lovely work, is the follow up to Kelson’s large and highly successful ‘The Salmon Fly’ published in 1895. Here he gives illustrated and up to date guidance to those interested the art of catching the king of fish with a fly, in a book at such a price as will bring it within the reach of all.

Grouped into seven chapters -
The Rod to Select; The Fly to Use; Methods of Casting; Riverside Hints; Wading; Knots; and Modern Improvements.

Interspersed amongst the 25 illustrations are wonderful illustrated advertisements for Burberrys, as well as numerous advertisements to the rear. Tipped in on a separate pink sheet is a notice for the author's "
The Salmon Fly... only a few copies left".

In the publisher’s bright burgundy and gilt cloth, housed in a custom burgundy cloth slipcase
 
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A Manual of Yacht and Boat Sailing - Dixon Kemp

1895 - Horace Cox, London - Eighth Edition, Revised and Re-written
The Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty have been pleased to direct that this book should be issued to ships of the Royal Navy.’

Quite possibly the largest and most comprehensive publication of its kind. One massive 12 cm thick volume, illustrated with 131 plates mostly of yacht designs, 104 of which fold out, some to over a metre in length, 402 in-text diagrams and sketches, all accompanied by more than 750 pages of text.

‘A classic work by a central figure in British yachting, containing crisp and authoritative instructions on selecting a yacht, pre-purchase inspection, building, equipment, seamanship, open sailing boats, general yacht management, racing rules, centre-board boats, sailing boats of the Clyde and Mersey, other sailing boats, steam yachts, ice yachts, and canoeing.’ – Toy

First published in 1878 with only 25 plates, Kemp’s work was expanded and improved over each edition, with this 1895 edition being so large that it was also being offered in a two volumes format, perhaps in order to place the text volume to port and the plates volume to starboard thus assisting an even keel. Future editions were also offered in two volumes but with fewer plates, the 11th and final edition being published in 1913.
 
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The Three Lieutenants, or, Naval Life in the Nineteenth Century - W. H. G. Kingston

1897 - Griffith Farran Browne & Co. Limited, London
Illustrations by Charles J. de Lacy. From the Boys’ Own Favourite Library series. The second novel in Kingstons series which began with ‘The Midshipmen’. A lovely copy in pictorial boardsand gilt edges.

Kingston's reputation was made by these books, that first appeared about 1860, and dealt with an officer's life in the Navy at about that time. By an extraordinary coincidence, the three young men who had met as midshipmen, get postings that enable them to keep their friendships alive when they are lieutenants. Another old friend is Admiral Triton, who, though retired, takes a great interest in their careers.
 
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‘Captains Courageous’ - A Story of the Grand Banks - Rudyard Kipling

1897 - Macmillan & Co. Limited, London - First Edition
The only one of Kipling's novels to be cast in an American setting, Captains Courageous endures as one of literature's most cherished and memorable sea adventures. Harvey Cheyne, spoiled millionaire's son, tumbles overboard from a luxury liner only to be rescued by the crew of a Gloucester fishing schooner. Thus begins the boy's second voyage into the rugged rites and ways of sailors.

A sharp copy, with 22 full page illustrations including frontispiece by I. W. Taber.
 
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