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William Rouse:
The Doctrine of Chances, or the Theory of Gaming, made easy to every Person acquainted with common Arithmetic so as to enable them to calculate the Probabilities of Events in Lotteries, Cards, Horse Racing, Dice, &c. With Tables on Chance never before published, which from mere inspection will solve a great variety of Questions.

London: Lackington; Allen & Co: printed by Gye & Balne for the Author; n.d. [1814]. Presumed first and only edition. Engraved title, lvi, (57)-350, + errata leaf: plus two foldouts with three tables. Pages very fresh and clean: faint soiling or foxing to the engraved title. Foldouts crisp: the first is bound too tight into the gutter, so we have left the inevitable short tear (and a little folding-in along one edge) so that it can continue to be used. All edges sprinkled. In 19thC half calf: spine with raised bands and black label, compartments decorated in gilt: binding firm, with scuffs to fore-edge and to calf, marbled boards rubbed. A very good copy. VG+.

Price: 440.00


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Edited by E.H. Godbold:
The Magazine of Sport. Volume I. June to December, 1888.

London: Iliffe & Son, 1888. Original edition. [iv], 448pp (continuously numbered), with six frontis plates and several head- and tail-pieces in line. After the general title page, which has some soiling, the contents are clean and in very good order, with offsetting to a few pages. Each month's edition begins with an article on a particular sportsman, and is preceded by an actual portrait photograph of the gentleman (they are all men) mounted as a frontis, with his autograph reproduced below. The September portrait is missing from this copy. Many interesting articles on subjects such as cycling, lacrosse, cricket (including 'Modern Batting' by WG Grace), modern football (Association and Rugby), moorland shooting, pike fishing, athletics, and tennis, with extensive records of contemporary sporting events, as well as sections listing new Inventions and Appliances - many of which pertain to velocipedes. There is also some fiction. In a new binding of brown cloth, spine ruled and labelled gilt with a red lettering-piece. [Publication may have ceased after the 8th issue - vide Copac]. A treasury. Very scarce. Very Good+.

Price: 320.00


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Lothar Meggendorfer:
Grand Cirque International. [= Internationaler Circus, French edition].

Paris: Dambuyant & Guignard, Nouvelle Librairie de la Jeunesse, n.d. [c.1890] First French edition. Panoramic pop-up. Classic of the genre. Original early edition, in very bright and functioning condition, having had a few small repairs, and with a few missing parts replaced from a modern copy: namely, the donkey and clown, the head of the artiste in the floral dress, the hoop, and the corner of the window frame. The whole erupting cornucopia of incident folds away flat. Truly a treasure. Very Good.

Price: 1,950.00


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D.M.M.Crichton Somerville, W.R. Rickmers, and E.C.Richardson: edited by E.C.Richardson:
Ski Running.

London: Horace Cox, 1905. Second edition. vi, 116, +(18) adverts (ads also on pastedowns). Very nicely produced, and illustrated with photographs and drawings. Dedicated to the Ski Club of Great Britain. Slight foxing to title page, contents otherwise clean and fresh. In the original binding of smooth grey cloth decorated and titled in black. Small red mark to upper joint, and slight rubbing and darkening to spine, which is slightly puckered at the ends, but otherwise a very fresh clean copy. Very Good+.

Price: 320.00


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Arthur Dimmock:
Tricks and Exercises on the Horizontal Bar and How to do them: Upwards of 100 examples, with Chart.

London and Aldershot: Gale & Polden, n.d. (c.1910?). Second Edition. 38pp + portrait frontis, followed by 8pp of adverts (illustrated). Publisher's list pasted onto front pastedown. Laid in is the 25-inch square folded chart illustrated with photographs: slightly creased and repaired and with a spot of old glue on the back at one corner. Octavo, pictorial red cloth softcover, tight, bright and clean: small knock to upper corner, affecting covers and pages. VG.

Price: 25.00


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deLisle, H. deB.:
Polo in India: with numerous diagrams and photographic reproductions: including the Hurlingham Rules.

Bombay: Thacker & Company, 1913. Second edition. ix, 286pp, +(ii) adverts: illustrated with 13 photographs (including guarded frontis), 20 example diagrams, and a number of text illustrations. Slight browning to endpapers. Ownership name of C B Loring on pastedown with note 'Reviewed June 1913'. One plate corner creased, and a little minor foxing: contents otherwise clean and unmarked. In the original dark green cloth titled in gilt. Firm, and titles clear, but heavily used - very rubbed, extremities blunted, and nicks at joint ends. Still a viable copy of the expanded edition. Good+.

Price: 95.00


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Ernest E. Noakes: with a preface by J.N. Maskelyne:
Magical Originalities: A chat on practical magic.

London: G. Bell and Sons Ltd, 1914. First edition. xii, 161, [2] adverts; including a portrait frontis and many text illustrations. Contents very good, with a few small stains at pp75-81. In the original binding of carmine cloth, top edge gilt: firm, upper board illustrated and titled in gilt, bright; spine dulled, and lower board has cup rings and a couple of small indentations, extremities slightly blunted. Good copy. VG.

Price: 110.00


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Alfred G. Barralet:
Camping and Caravanning: a call to the open road.

London: Fleetgate Publications ('Daily News' Books Dept.), 1926. First edition. 144pp, illustrated with a few drawings in the text, and with some advertisements, particularly for Kuklos Annual. Contents clean and unmarked. 184x122mm, in the original coloured pictorial paper covers. Clean and firm, with light scuffs to joints and slight creasing to corners. Nice copy. Very Good.

Price: 32.00


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Tilden, William T.:
Me - the Handicap.

London: Methuen, 1929. First edition. viii, 164pp, with a frontis portrait. 'In this volume Mr Tilden, the great lawn tennis player, surveys his career...' Half-title and title page foxed, little elsewhere: one page dogeared. Contents otherwise clean and unmarked. In the original blue cloth titled in navy: firm and bright, slight sunning to spine and faint mark on front; spine ends crimped with small nicks. In protected pictorial dust jacket, with contemporary green sale price sticker on front panel: two inch chip from base of spine, affecting corner of front panel, small holes to spine surface, and small chip to head of spine. Slightly soiled, corners chipped, edges scuffed and with small closed tears. Very Good in poor dust-jacket.

Price: 80.00


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Edward G.W. Wood, compiled by:
Scout Smiles. A miscellany of mild mockery by Scout and other cartoonists.

London: The Boy Scouts Association, 1950. First edition. 124pp: cartoons: with an introduction, and notes about several of the cartoonists represented. Small 1952 gift inscription to front free endpaper. Minimal foxing to endpapers, contents otherwise very clean. In the original green cloth-textured binding titled in black, clean, bright and firm, spine ends puckered. In the protected unclipped black pictorial jacket, slightly foxed, with soiling to the plain rear panel, slight fraying to head of the spine, and two closed tears to the top of the front panel. Very Good+ in very good dust-jacket.

Price: 30.00


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Compiled and Edited by Mel Henderson:
Ipswich Town. Official Annual 1979.

Ilford: Circle Publications, 1978. First edition. 96pp, including many photographs, some in colour. Records Town's FA cup win. Contents very fresh and unmarked. 7.5x8ins, in glazed thin card pictorial covers. Hardly-used and carefully-kept: firm, bright, square and fresh: lovely copy. Near Fine.

Price: 40.00


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Simon Jakeman:
Groundrush.

London: Cape, 1992. First edition. 127pp, illustrated. Very fresh unmarked unread copy. In the original black cloth-textured binding titled in gilt, clean, bright, firm and sharp, with very slight blunting to base of spine. In the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket, crisp and bright, with small knock to base of spine and very slight knock to top edge of lower panel. Lovely copy. Near Fine in near fine dust-jacket.

Price: 35.00


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