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1 Blazy, E. ; [ SIGNED ] LA PELOTE BASQUE
Bayonne Librairie Pialloux - Imprimerie S. Sordes 1929 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 8vo Signed by Author
Autograph; Inscribed by the author on the half title dated 1929 to William Boissel. Boissel founded the Musée Basque at Bayonne along with his friends Philip Veyrin and Ramiro Arrue in 1922; he also served as its director for many years. Subsequently (1955), inscribed on the previous blank from Boisell to J. E. Stone (?). Original pictorial wrappers bound in. Vellum spine with marbled boards and matching endpapers. Black leather spine label with titles in gilt. First Edition (Premiere 1000). Dessins par P. Garmendia. A unique autographed association copy of this quite scarce seminal history of the principal sport of the Basque people. OCLC: 29961574; Signed by Author; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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LA PELOTE BASQUE, Blazy, E. ; [ SIGNED ]
2 Blazy, E. ; [ SIGNED ] LA PELOTE BASQUE
Bayonne Librairie Pialloux - Imprimerie S. Sordes 1929 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 8vo Signed by Author
Autograph; Inscribed by the author on the half title dated 1929 to William Boissel. Boissel founded the Musée Basque at Bayonne along with his friends Philip Veyrin and Ramiro Arrue in 1922; he also served as its director for many years. Subsequently (1955), inscribed on the previous blank from Boisell to J. E. Stone (?). Original pictorial wrappers bound in. Vellum spine with marbled boards and matching endpapers. Black leather spine label with titles in gilt. First Edition (Premiere 1000). Dessins par P. Garmendia. A unique autographed association copy of this quite scarce seminal history of the principal sport of the Basque people. OCLC: 29961574; Signed by Author; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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JAHRBUCH DES SCHWEIZER ALPENCLUB ACHTUNDVIERZIGSTER JAHRGANG 1911 BIS 1912, Dubi, Heinrich
3 Dubi, Heinrich JAHRBUCH DES SCHWEIZER ALPENCLUB ACHTUNDVIERZIGSTER JAHRGANG 1911 BIS 1912
Bern Verlag des Schweizer Alpenclub 1912 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
V. 47; 422 pages; Clean and tight in original gray cloth binding with numerous folding maps at rear. Illustrated with fabulous photographs and drawings throughout. 
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JAHRBUCH DES SCHWEIZER ALPENCLUB ACHTUNDVIERZIGSTER JAHRGANG 1912 BIS 1913, Dubi, Heinrich
4 Dubi, Heinrich JAHRBUCH DES SCHWEIZER ALPENCLUB ACHTUNDVIERZIGSTER JAHRGANG 1912 BIS 1913
Bern Verlag des Schweizer Alpenclub, 1913 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
V. 48; 412 pages; Former owner's name on ffep - James Wood. Otherwise clean and tight in original gray cloth binding with numerous folding maps at rear. Illustrated with fabulous photographs throughout. 
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5 Everett, William DOUBLE PLAY Or, How Joe Hardy chose his friends
Boston Lee, Shepard and Dillingham 1871 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
(viii), 244 pages; Clean and secure in original green cloth binding with gilt lettering and gilt image of a baseball and a baseball bat at spine. Faint inscription in pencil on first blank "S.F. Sweetser / from / M. Warren" An attractive example of this scarce baseball novel. This book Double Play was Everett's second novel featuring a baseball theme (the first was Changing Base published in 1868). This book involves a game between the local Starlings baseball club and their challengers The Wide-Awakes from a nearby town. The style of their new pitcher Wheeler is much discussed and there is some play by play description of at least one of the games. William Everett (1839 – 1910) was born in Watertown, Massachusetts, the son of U.S. Secretary of State Edward Everett. He graduated from Harvard University in 1859, from Trinity College, Cambridge in 1863 and from Harvard University's law department in 1865. He tutored at Harvard University from 1870 to 1873, then was promoted to assistant professor of Latin, a position he held till 1877. He became master of Adams Academy in 1878. 
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CRONICAS DE TOROS by Tio Carlos / El Quinto, Garcia, Carlos Septien
6 Garcia, Carlos Septien CRONICAS DE TOROS by Tio Carlos / El Quinto
Mexico, D.F. Editorial Jus 1948 First Edition Paperback Very Good 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
398 pages; Clean and tight in original white printed wrappers in very good dustjacket with image of a bull ring on front cover. Pages unopened. The author of this book began writing about "Los Toros" in 1941. His weekly columns on the corridas brilliantly chronicled the technical and dramatic achievements in the ring. Carlos Septien Garcia was a lawyer, politician and journalist born in the city of Queretaro, but in the bullfighting world he known by his pen name "Tio Carlos" or "El Quinto." Many consider him to be the all-time best reporter on La Corrida. This volume contains many essays on Manolete, including Tio Carlos' very moving article on his death in August 1947. A very nice example of the First Edition of this classic of bullfighting literature. 
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7 Grimsley, Will ; [ Gene Sarazen - SIGNED ] GOLF ITS HISTORY, PEOPLE & EVENTS [ Autographed by Gene Sarazen ]
New York Prentice-Hall 1966 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Autograph; 331 pages; Clean and tight in roiginal green cloth binding in dustjacket with edgewear and a few short closed tears. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED by Gene Sarazen on first blank. Sarazen is one of only five golfers (along with Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, and Tiger Woods) to win all the major championships in his career, the Career Grand Slam: U.S. Open in 1922, 1932, PGA Championship in 1922, 1923, 1933, British Open in 1932, and The Masters in 1935. Sarazen invented the modern sand wedge and debuted the club at the British Open in 1932. The winner of 39 PGA Tournaments, Gene Sarazen was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974. He died in 1999. ; Signed by Notable Personage, Related; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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OFF THE RACKET -  Tennis Highlights and Lowdowns [in scarce Dustjacket], Hawk, Philip B
8 Hawk, Philip B OFF THE RACKET - Tennis Highlights and Lowdowns [in scarce Dustjacket]
New York American Lawn Tennis, Inc 1937 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 8vo 
391 pages; Clean and tight in original blue cloth binding (light toning to endpapers) in edgeworn dustjacket, faded at spine with small chips at head. Illustrated with wonderful photographs and drawings. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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ATHLETICS AND OUT-DOOR SPORTS FOR WOMEN Each Subject being separately treated by a Special Writer, Hill, Lucille E.
9 Hill, Lucille E. ATHLETICS AND OUT-DOOR SPORTS FOR WOMEN Each Subject being separately treated by a Special Writer
New York Macmillan Company 1903 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
339 pages; Clean and tight in original publisher's decorative cloth binding of green cloth with repeated images of hockey sticks, rowing oars, tennis rackets and balls, and bowling pins - a wonderful pictorial binding, a little darkened at spine, bottom edges rubbed. OCLC: 1577395 Lucille Hill's groundbreaking 1903 work Athletics and Out-door Sports for Women addresses Physical training at home, by A. Barker -- Gymnasium work, by W.L. Savage -- Dancing, aesthetic and social, by M.B. Gilbert -- Cross-country walking, by J.B. Blake --Swimming, by E. Sandys -- Skating, by W.T. Richardson -- Rowing, by L.E. Hill -- Golf, by F.C. Griscom, Jr. -- Running, by H.H. Holton -- Lawn tennis, by J.P. Paret -- Field hockey, by C.M.K. Applebee -- Basket-ball, by E.B. Thompson -- Equestrianism, by B. Beach -- Fencing, by R. Senac -- Bowling, by S. Gundrum -- Track athletics, by C.T. Herrick. For each section there are inset illustrations and photographs depicting the sports discussed. Lucille Hill was the Director of Physical Training in Wellesley College. 
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CLUBUTTEN Schweizer Alpen Club (S.A.C.), Liengme, Armand
10 Liengme, Armand CLUBUTTEN Schweizer Alpen Club (S.A.C.)
Lausanne S.A.C., Buchdruckerei der Société Suisse de Publicité 1928 Hardcover Very Good 8vo 
xxiv, 204 pages; Contents clean and secure in black cloth binding with gilt lettering. Oblong quarto (21 x 30 cm). A 1928 guide for Alpine hikers/climbers. Photograph views of the various alpine huts maintained by the Swiss Alpine Club and maps of the associated trails. Album de vues accompagnées d'un texte descriptif et de croquis de situation. Folding map in pocket at rear. Preface in French German and Italian. Préface en allemand, français et italien. Alternate title: Die Clubhütten des Schweizer Alpen Club [in Jahre 1927]. OCLC: 715456580 
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THE JOLLY ANGLER or, Water Side Companion   The whole illustrated with eighty wood engravings, March, J
11 March, J THE JOLLY ANGLER or, Water Side Companion The whole illustrated with eighty wood engravings
London J. March 1842 Fourth Edition Hardcover Very Good 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
100 pages; containing an Account of all the Best Places for Angling, as well as the tackle, baits, & other requisites to form an Expert Angler with a correct description of tying hooks, making artificial flies, repairing tackle etc. Contents clean and secure in original binding of green cloth spine and brown boards, gilt letters at spine. OCLC: 37008788 Former owner's attractive bookplate [Bernard S. Horne] on front endpaper depicting two crossed fishing poles, a fish, two images of a man fishing and a hunting dog. Illustrated frontispiece showing "The Jolly Angler" fishing at Carthagena Weir. Engraved title page showing fishing equipment. Illustrated with engravings throughout of fish, flies, tackle, etc. Bernard Shea Horne (1905-1970) was retired board chairman of the Joseph Home Company department store founded by his grandfather in Pittsburg, an ardent fisherman and a noted authority on Izaak Walton. Mr. Horne assembled the largest known private collection of angling works by Izaak Walton and authored a definitive bibliography of the 385 editions of "The Compleat Angler.” His collection of editions of The Compleat Angler was gifted to the University of Pittsburgh in 1973 by Mrs. Horne as a memorial to her late husband. His father Bernard S. Horne (Sr.) retired from the family business when he was in his thirties to pursue his interests in golf and photography. 
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FISHING MOMENTS OF TRUTH [and] HUNTING MOMENTS OF TRUTH  [Kermit Roosevelt Jr.'s copy] [Two Volume set in slipcase], Peper, Eric ; and Jim Rikhoff ; [Kermit "Kim" Roosevelt Jr.]
12 Peper, Eric ; and Jim Rikhoff ; [Kermit "Kim" Roosevelt Jr.] FISHING MOMENTS OF TRUTH [and] HUNTING MOMENTS OF TRUTH [Kermit Roosevelt Jr.'s copy] [Two Volume set in slipcase]
New York Winchester Press 1973 First Edition Hardcover Fine 4to 11" - 13" tall Signed by Author
Autograph; xii, (2), 207; xii, (2), 208 pages; A limited edition two volume set in original red slipcase. This is No. 16 of an edition limited to only 750; each of these volumes in Signed on the limitation page by Jim Rikhoff and inscribed to Kim Roosevelt "with whom this editor has shared many a vicarious Moment of Truth (not necessarily fishing) thru the years." Like new in original bindings of burgundy leatherette spines with red boards. Colour frontispiece illustrations and black and white illustrations throughout by Milton C. Weiler. A collection of unique experiences from some of the best experienced hunters in the world. All of the stories were written especially for the hunting collection, including contributions by Kermit Roosevelt, Archibald Rutledge, Grits Gresham, Charles Waterman, Jack O'Connor and many others. Kermit "Kim" Roosevelt, Jr. (1916 - 2000) was the grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt and was the mastermind of the Central Intelligence Agency's Operation Ajax, which orchestrated the coup against Iran's democratically-elected Mohammed Mossadegh administration, and returned Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran, to Iran's Peacock Throne in August 1953 for the purpose of returning Western control of Middle Eastern oil supplies. ; Signed by Author 
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A Ringside Seat at the World's Famous Heavyweight Championship Bouts, Sun Oil Company
13 Sun Oil Company A Ringside Seat at the World's Famous Heavyweight Championship Bouts
Baltimore Md. Sun Oil Company 1929 First Edition Paperback Very Good- 12mo 
2 p.l. & 185 pages; This rare softcover book appeals to collectors of at least three subjects: petroleum history, heavy-weight championship boxing matches, and early radio. It was a promotional give-away from the Sun Oil Company to promote their unique gasoline "BLUE SUNOCO." There is a page of text about Sun Oil Company -- its petroleum and the refining which made BLUE SUNOCO possible facing each chapter of this volume. The chapters themselves each are devoted to a heavyweight championship boxing match. These accounts purport to be the ringside reporting of the bouts made by "Bob Thompson -- announcing them over the air on Station W.C.A.O. in Baltimore." Indeed, Baltimore's WCAO was one of the pioneering radio stations in the United States, going back to the early 1920's. But the World Championship matches described in this volume begin with James "Gentleman Jim" Corbett's successful defense of the title he won from John L. Sullivan -- January 5, 1894 (against Charley Mitchell). The first paragraph states: "This is the ringside of the arena near Jacksonville, Fla., broadcasting by leased wires through Station W.C.A.O." Impossible, of course. At the beginning of 1894, 19 year old Guglielmo Marconi was nearly a year away from the first experiments he conducted with the aid of his butler, Mignani. And Marconi would have become a wealthy Nobel Prize winner (1909) before anyone succeded in transmitting a human voice via radio waves. The accounts in this entertaining volume cover every title bout in the heavyweight division between Corbett's defense and Gene Tunney' successful rematch with Jack Dempsey, September 22, 1927. (1927 was, coincidentally, the year in which BLUE SUNOCO gasoline was introduced to the public. First, it really was blue in color -- a commercial advantage in an era when virtually all gasoline was dispensed from tall gravity-flow pumps with visible glass globes at the top. At a time when most gasoline had its octane raised by blending with tetra-ethyl lead, Sun Oil Co.'s BLUE SUNOCO was a premium anti-knock product produced without the use of lead. Each page of this book has a running headline: "BLUE SUNOCO" and at the foot, the following advertising text: "WINTER or SUMMER -- You Need No Longer Be TOld You Need A Blended Fuel in Your Car." One of the fights described in this book was Jack Dempsey's legendary defense against the great French champion Georges Charpentier -- July 2, 1921. This is recorded as the first fight with a national "network" radio broadcast (via Pittsburg's pioneering station KDKA). While Baltimore's W.C.A.O. was established during that same year, it should be pointed out that listening to radio "broadcasts" in 1921 was the province of a comparatively small group of avid hobbyists, who nearly all built their own receiving sets and listened to a faint and intermittent signal through headphones on their crystal radios. (My late father was a 12 year old radio enthusiast in 1921, and he told tales of how he and others like him scanned the night airwaves for something more interesting that the Arlington Time Signal -- and sometimes were not rewarded with anything other than static. It was 1923 before most early adopters could go out and buy a commercial radio set, and another couple of years after that before the set one could buy would plug into the electrical recepticle in the wall for its power and fill the room with sound from its loudspeaker). Despite its appeal to collectors of three subjects, this is now a rare book. OCLC 38433384 records only two copies [Brooklyn College, and Notre Dame's Hesburg Library]. This copy has a few faint stains on its covers and a few scattered stains throughout, but is tight and complete. Three metal staples (exposed at the fore-edges of the front and rear blank leaves, only) bind this, rather than sewing. The printer's slug of the "Reese Publicity Press" appears on the inside of the rear wrapper. 
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MOUNTAIN CRAFT, Young, Geoffrey Winthrop
14 Young, Geoffrey Winthrop MOUNTAIN CRAFT
London Methuen & Co. Ltd. 1920 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good- 
604 pages; Former owner's name on ffep - "Joseph Wood, Jr. / Murren / 1926" Illustrated with full page photographic illustrations and and in-text drawings; lacks original frontispiece, but facsimile provided. Nice pencil drawing of mountains on rear endpaper, otherwise clean and tight in original green cloth binding, speckled with tiny light spots. xx, 604, (8 pp. publisher's ads). Geoffrey Winthrop Young (1876 – 1958) was a British mountain climber, poet and educator, and the author of several notable books on mountaineering. Young began rock climbing shortly before his first term at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he wrote a humorous college climbing guide called The Roof-Climber's Guide to Trinity. Up until the outbreak of World War I, Young made several new and difficult ascents in the Alps. In 1911, with H. O. Jones, he ascended the Brouillard ridge of Mont Blanc and made the first complete traverse of the west ridge of the Grandes Jorasses, and the first decent of the ridge to the Col des Hirondelles. In 1920 Young published this manual of mountaineering instruction entitled Mountain Craft, to which Eckenstein and J. Norman Collie also contributed. The editor of the Alpine Club, John Percy Farrar, wrote to Young on the book's publication, saying: 'The book is magnificent ... It will be standard for so long as mankind is interested in mountaineering. The profound amount of work put into it staggers me.'; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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