[Stone Harbor, NJ: Meadow Run Press, 1990, i.e., 1991]. One of only 25 deluxe copies, signed by Thomas... Read More about The Book of the Tarpon
New York: Macmillan, 1905. First edition, Number 48 of 105 copies on Large Paper. Rare Rowing Volume, One of 100 Copies. An extensive history of rowing activities, organizations and techniques in America from the earliest days, by Crowther, and a similar study of the development of track events--sprints and distance..... Read More about Rowing and Track Athletics
Chicago: Mead Cycle Co, c 1921. Read More about Ranger Bicycle Catalogue
St. Cloud, Minn: Lands End Press, 1999. First edition, deluxe issue, number 9 of 50 copies. Deluxe Issue, One of 50 Copies. Read More about An Annotated Bibliography of African Big Game Hunting Books, 1785-1950
Paris: Chez Herissant, 1766. First edition. One of the most important 18th-century fencing manuals and a key work in the development of modern fencing. L’ART DES ARMES was a direct attack on the orthodoxy of the Académie d’armes de Paris. “Son ouvrage doit d'être classé parmi ceux qui ont rendu..... Read More about L'Art des Armes, ou La manière la plus certaine se servir utilement de l'Epeé …
Brussels: Veuve Monnom, 1888. First edition. Read More about La Science de L’Escrime …
[Paris; Liege: Panckoucke; Plomteux, 1785]. The complete set of these beautiful plates relating to Court Tennis (“le Jeu des Paumes”) from the Récueil de Planches, that extraordinary illustrated supplement to the magnificent Encyclopédie of Diderot and d'Alembert. The plates depict the creation of implements and play of tennis and billiards..... Read More about Paumier. Contenant neuf planches. [And:] Paulmerie. [Extracted from: Encyclopedie, ou...
Endicott, NY: Castalio Press, 1987. First Edition. Read More about The Game of Golf and The Printed Word 1566-1985. A Bibliography of Golf Literature in the English...
Anger: Charles Lebossé, 1844. One of the most beautiful sporting books of the 16th century was Du Fouilloux's La Venerie. Here is a fine edition on handmade paper , using the original illustrations. Read More about La Venerie de Jacques du Fouilloux, précédée de quelques Notes Biographiques et d'une Notice...
London: A. Baldwin, 1713. First edition. An account of the causes of the sword duel between the Duke of Hamilton and Lord Mohun, at which both parties lost their lives. Read More about A Letter from Mr. MacCartney, to a Friend of His in London. Dated at Ostend, Dec. 4-15. 1712. ...
New York: Anderson Auction Company, 1912. Mr West's interleaved notes on some pages refer heavily to what Mr L.C. Harper in 1919 told him about the sale including "this sale was a perfectly good fake, that many of the books catalogued did not come from Dulle's (sic) collection...I attended one..... Read More about Sporting and colored plate books, the library of the late William C. Dulles of Philadelphia, Pa....
N.p. [Chicago?]: n.d. . First edition, privately printed. Unrecorded. Inscribed on front flyleaf "Merry Christmas from Victor, 1934." Victor Elting and his friend McPherson left Chicago July 29, 1933 and arrived at a station in Northern Canada called Ombabika in the Thunder Bay District on the 31st. They spent three..... Read More about A Canadian Expedition [Caption title
Eton: Spottiswoode, Ballantyne & Co. Ltd, 1933. THIRD EDITION, Revised and Enlarged and brought down to th year 1932 by the Eton Viking Club. Number 213. Read More about The Eton Boating Book
Cassel: Verlag von Theodor Fischer in Cassel, 1894. Second edition. 2 auflage der Tafeln mit kurzem Text. With a foreword by von Riesenthal dated September 1893. This edition includes an explanatory text briefly describing each raptor; the sixty plates depict the birds in a natural setting, most frequently at one-third..... Read More about Die Raubvögel Deutschland und des angrenzenden Mitteleuropas.... Darstellung und Beschreibung...
New York: Published by Hurd and Houghton. 401 Broadway, Cor. Warren Street, 1865. First edition. Croquet Captured the National Imagination. “As soon as the war was over, croquet captured the national imagination” — G.G. Herrick, The Match Game, A Croquet Anthology. This copy bears the ownership signature of R. Goodman..... Read More about The Game of Croquet; Its Appointment and Laws; with Descriptive Illustrations. By R. Fellow
London: Printed for S. Hooper, 1765. Second edition, first edition with English text. First Edition with English Text of the Greatest English Fencing Manual. The second edition, and the first edition with English text, of the “chief work in the English literature of fencing” (Castle, p. 212). Angelo’s venerable School..... Read More about The School of Fencing, With a General Explanation of the Principal Attitudes and Positions...
Paris: Paul Ollendorff, 1888. First edition in French. Read More about L’Escrime et Les Escrimeurs depuis le Moyen Ages jusqu’au XVIIIe Siècle Esquisse de...
Paris: Imprimé par Motteroz, 1884. First edition, no. 114 of 480 copies. Read More about Duels de Maîtres d’Armes
New York: [n.d., ca. 1884?]. Constitution and rules for the New York Fencers Club, established in 1883 “with the view to encourage a taste for the art and exercise of Fencing with foil and sword.”The New-York Historical Society holds yearbooks from 1891 amd 1916; and the Univ. of Massachusetts at..... Read More about Fencers Club. Established 1883
[Kansas City, Mo: Smith Grieves Co.], 1916. First edition. Account of a summer camping and fishing trip by a group of eight friends in the “wonderful Leech Lake country” in northern Minnesota. Scarce. Read More about The Syndicate
Albany, New York: [1896-1910]. First editions. Read More about First Annual Report of the Commissioners of Fisheries, Game and Forest of the State of New York...
Paris: Le Miroir des Sports, 6 janvier - 29 decembre 1931. Read More about Le Miroir des Sports
London: Edward Arnold, 1902. Second Edition. A record of the exploration of the Caucasus since 1868 by members of the Alpine Club, as well as other travel in the region, its history, peoples and topography. A classic work. Read More about The Exploration of the Caucasus
New York: The Derrydale Press, 1928. First edition, first issue with dated advertisements. Read More about Early American Sporting Books 1734-1844: A Few Brief Notes