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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 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 English 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 lovely bright copy, with 22 full page illustrations including frontispiece by I. W. Taber.
 
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1955 - The Bodley Head, London - First Edition
A truly stunning collection of over 200 of Klemantaski’s motor racing photographs, combined with Frostick’s detailed analysis of their chosen top 12 drivers - Ascari, Fangio, Farina, Gonzales, Hawthorn, Moss, Bira, Chiron, Trintignant, Parnell, Villoresi, Rolt, and Hamilton.

For five years in the mid-1950’s Klemantaski rode as passenger in the Mille Miglia, the most famous of all the open road races, which resulted in some of the most dramatic photography ever taken. In the view of many experts, he was the greatest motor racing photographer of all time.
 
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Gidget, The Little Girl With Big Ideas - Frederick Kohner

1957 - G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York - First edition, first printing
‘I’m writing this down because I once heard that when you’re getting older you’re liable to forget things and I’d sure be the most miserable woman in the world if I ever forgot what happened this summer’.

Meet
Gidget, (‘girl + midget = Gidget’) the plucky, bikini-clad, teenage girl who surfed her way into kitschy American pop culture in 1957 with her spirited tales of surfboards, waves, guys, hopes, and dreams. With illustrations by Ronald Wing. 
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Small Yachts - C. P. Kunhardt

1885 - Sampson Low, London - First Edition
A magnificent example of this large and important folio by the pioneering yacht designer, artist, draftsman, journalist and writer Charles P. Kunhardt, finely illustrated with 63 plates (three of which are folding), numerous full page drawings, sketches, schematics, as well as vignettes throughout the text.

Due to the fragile nature of the paper used, this work is rarely encountered in original publisher’s binding and with the interior in such piping clean condition.
 
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The Modern Conjurer and Drawing Room Entertainer - Charles Lang Neil

1903 - C. Arthur Pearson Ltd., London - First English Edition, first state, with ‘Neil’ spelled incorrectly on spine as ‘Niel’
‘It is the quickness of hand that deceives the eye...’

‘This is a thorough manual for the conjurer’s art.’
– The Spectator

An excellent and uncommon copy of this important book on magic, and one of the earliest to use photographs to convey body language and hand movements for various sleights and tricks, with more than 500 photographic illustrations throughout. With explanations of illusions by leading magicians of the period, including John Nevil Maskelyne, Félician Trewey, Thomas Nelson Downs, Mademoiselle Patrice, and Paul Valadon, among others. First published in New York in 1902, but this, the first English edition has the added advantage of a detailed bibliography of conjuring books.

Considered to have one of the two best descriptions of the pass, the other was by S.W.E. Erdnase in ‘
The Expert at the Card Table’.

Features an introduction by English magician Charles Bertram, and chapters on card, coin, and parlour tricks, plate spinning, chapeaugraphy, paper folding, and shadowgraphy, together with an extensive bibliography of books on conjuring and a list of prices for the necessary ‘apparatus and requisites’ to perform the described tricks.
 
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Golf - Cecil Leitch

1922 - J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia & London - First American Edition issued same year as the First English Edition.
The golfing life and experiences of this very great English lady golfer’ - Joseph Murdoch, The Library of Golf.

Charlotte Cecilia Pitcairn Leitch (nicknamed Cecil) was the first superstar of women’s golf. In 1914 she won the first of her four British Ladies Amateurs, taking the title from Muriel Dodd. Her opportunity to possibly win several more was interrupted for five years during the First World War. She retired having won 12 national titles, five French Ladies Amateurs and one Canadian Women's Amateur.

WIth fifty illustrations, including photographic plate laid onto front covers, and full page black and white photographs.
 
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