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Ladies in the Rough - Signed - Glenna Collett, James M. Neville

1928 - Alfred A. Knopf, New York - First Edition
First edition, signed in 1929 by the great Glenna Collett when she was in Pinehurst, North Carolina, to win her fifth Women's North & South Amateur Championship in eight years. She won again the following year for the sixth and final time.

A fine autobiography by the dominant American female golfer of the first half of the 20th century, nicknamed the female Bobby Jones, as much for her composure and sportsmanship as for her astonishing achievements. Full of lively anecdotes and opinions, numerous photographs on 27 plates. With a foreword by Bobby Jones.

To make oneself a successful match player, there are certain qualities to be sought after, certain ideas must be kept in mind and certain phases of one's attitude towards the game that come in for special notice. The three I have taken are these: love of combat, serenity of mind and fearlessness

‘Glenna Collett Vare (1903-1989) won six U.S., two Canadian, and one French Women's Amateur Championships. In her day there was no professional women's tour. The LPGA’s Vare trophy, given to the player with the lowest scoring average, is awarded in her honour.’ -
World Golf Hall of Fame.

Glenna was the first woman to attack the hole rather than just to play to the green’ - Former USGA president Richard Tufts. 
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The Noble Game of Cricket - Sir Jeremiah Colman, Clifford Bax

1941 - Published for the Collector by B. T. Batsford Ltd., London - Limited to 150 copies of which 50 copies are reserved for the Collector
The cornerstone of any collection, rare in fine condition and fine dust jacket. Over 400 pages on thick handmade paper, containing 104 plates, 34 of which are in colour, and many double page, with descriptions and in some cases anecdotes opposite each plate. With a 14 page introduction by Clifford Bax.

‘The cricketana collector’s book par excellence: magnificent in appearance and in content... delight in it as quite easily the most marvellous book on the game that has ever been produced, or perhaps, ever will be.’ – Rowland Bowen,
Cricket Quarterly.

The 100 copies of this impressive and large work, were expensive even when released during wartime at five guineas, the equivalent of £750 pounds a copy in 2021.

Sir Jeremiah Colman, of Colman’s mustard, was one of the great cricket aficionados as well as a decent player, he built the world’s foremost collection of cricket related artwork. A fire at the family estate led him to exhibit about 200 of them at the Tate, and then produce this work, they later passed into the hands of the MCC.
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The Wild Life of Scotland - James Hunter Crawford

1896 - John Macqueen, London - First Edition
A beautiful copy, illustrated throughout by John Williamson.

Including chapters on bird life, the moors, marine mammals and fish, the stag, lochs and the Shetlands.

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Motoritis or Other Interpretations of the Motor Act - Charles ‘Chas’ Crombie (illustrator)

1906 - Simpkin, London - First Edition
A superb rare and large (38 x 27.5 cm) folio. ‘Motoritis’ contains twelve colour plates of humorous ‘Other Interpretations’ of the newly passed 1904 Motor Car Act. Section 1 of the Act introduced the crime of reckless driving, which Crombie aptly illustrates in the third plate.

Produced for ‘Perrier’ ‘The Champagne of Table Waters’, with additional colour plate advertisement for them, and bottle labels to the verso of each of Crombie’s illustrations.
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Culpeper’s English Physician; and Complete Herbal. To which are now first added, Upwards of One Hundred Additional Herbs, with a display of their Medicinal and Occult Properties, physically applied to The Cure of all Disorders incident to Mankind. To whic - Nicholas Culpeper, E. Sibly, M.D. (illustrator)

1813 - W. Lewis & J. Adlard, London - 15th & 13th edition respectively
Two volumes bound in one, ‘Vol. I. Containing the Herbal’ and ‘Vol. II. Containing the Medical Part’. Volume I the ‘Fifteenth edition, improved by the Addition of the Linnæan Name to each Herb, Plant, and Tree; and a Life of Culpeper’, volume II the ‘Thirteenth Edition’.

Culpeper’s ‘
herbal’ is quite possibly the most popular work of its kind ever published, and is still the most complete and definitive herbal available today. It was first published in 1652 without illustrations, this edition includes 40 plates of over 450 illustrations which were added by Ebenezer Sibly in 1790, together with his ‘Life of Culpeper’ and rather worshipful Masonic dedication to the Provincial Grand Master. There is also an engraved frontispiece portrait of Culpeper to the front of volume I, and two engraved plates giving a ‘View of the Celestial Influx on the Body of Man’ and ‘the Body of Woman’ to the front of volume II.

Nicholas Culpeper [1616-54] was an English botanist, herbalist, physician, and astrologer. He spent the greater part of his life in the English outdoors cataloguing hundreds of medicinal herbs.
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My Partner, Ben Hogan - Jimmy Demaret

1954 - McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York - First Edition
First edition in complete and unclipped example of the scarce and delicate dust jacket. The biographical story of the life of the great golfer, Ben Hogan, by his friend and fellow Texan Jimmy Demaret. Illustrated throughout with photographs and drawings.

Demaret himself was a three time Masters champion and published this book the year after Hogan won his 1953 Grand Slam winning the Masters, the U.S. Open, and the British Open in the same year.

In 1948, Jimmy “The Wardrobe” Demaret (also known for his vivacious style) broke the U.S. Open scoring record at the Riviera Country Club, but still lost by two strokes to Hogan. It was little known that Demaret was one of Ben Hogan’s few and closest friends. In this regard, the book offers a lively and appreciative run through Hogan’s life and game.

‘The story of one of our greatest players, related with some wit and aplomb by one who was a pretty fair golfer himself.’ - Joseph Murdoch,
The Library of Golf. 
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Songs of the Late Charles Dibdin; With A Memoir - T. Dibdin (Compiler), G. Cruikshank (Illustrator)

1850 - Henry G. Bohn, London - Third Edition
‘I be one of they sailors who think ‘tis no lie,
That for every wherefore of life there’s a why,
That fortune’s strange weather, a calm or a squall,
Our berths, good or bad, are chalk’d out for us all.’

A melodious collection of patriotic sea songs, composed by British writer and dramatist, Charles Dibdin, who according to
The Spectator in 1863 is considered to be ‘the only man who ever wrote sea songs that accurately delineate the sailor’s peculiarities of disposition’. Delightfully illustrated with several full page engravings, including frontispiece, by George Cruikshank, and featuring a memoir of Charles Dibdin, Addenda by Thomas Dibdin, Songs from the Works of the Charles Dibdin the younger, and a list of subscribers. 
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Some Secrets of Successful Rowing. Including: A System of Training for a Boat Club and an exposure of the Errors of "Orthodoxy." - Steve Fairbairn

1930 - Sporting Handbooks Limited, London - First Edition
‘The object of this book is to get more oarsmen to think for themselves… look into the principles… and to settle for himself what is right.’

An increasingly rare and near fine first edition of one of Steve Fairbairn's classic titles on rowing techniques and training.
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Price HK$ 2,800

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