Boston: 1915. Narrative of the adventures of the Skipper, the Judge, the Deacon, and the Doctor on a.... Read More about A Charles River Canoe Cruise. By One of the Cruisers
Amsterdam: Aux Depens de la Compagnie, 1773. Nouvelle edition. Chapters on Billiards, Court Tennis, Chess, Backgammon. Read More about Academie Universelle des Jeux, contenant les Regles de tous les Jeux
Northampton, [Mass.]: Hopkins, Bridgman, & Co, 1852. First edition. Read More about Summer Gleanings: or Sketches and Incidents of a Pastor's Vacation ... Collected and Arranged by...
Venice: Baldassar di Costantini; [Comin de Tridino de Monferrato], 1544; 1540. First Italian edition of Alciati;Fourth Italian edition of Puteo. Two Important Sixteenth-Century Works on Duelling. Two early works on duelling bound together. The Alciati was first published in Latin as De Singulari Certamine (1543) and appears here in its..... Read More about Duello … Fatto di Latino Italinao à commune utilità [Bound with:] [PUTEO, Paris de]. Duello....
New York: Peck & Snyder, 124 Nassau Street, 1878. With great ad for tennis field on the last page of ads. Read More about The Archer's Complete Guide or, Instructions for the Use of the Long Bow. By an Expert
London: printed by S[amuel] R[oycroft] and are to be sold by Edward Gough at Cow-Cross, 1682. First edition. The Glory of the English Bow. One of the more important archery books of the period after Ascham’s TOXOPHILUS (1545), written by Wood who was "Marshall to the Regiment of Archers." It..... Read More about The Bow-Mans Glory; or, Archery Revived. Giving an account of the many signal favours vouchsafed...
Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Library, 1956. First edition. Read More about The Arte of Angling 1577. edited by Gerald Eades Bentley, with an Introduction by Otto von...
Wrexham: Reprinted by R. Marsh, 1788. Fourth edition. Joseph Haslewood’s Copy. “Not only is this the most renowned work on the subject of archery in English, or for that matter in any language, but its publication marked the beginning of the decline of the prejudice in favour of Latin as..... Read More about Toxophilus, The Schole, or Partitions of Shooting contayned in II bookes. And now newly perused....
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1896. First edition. INSCRIBED. Inscribed "To Robert Howard Russell/ with affectionate regards/ John Kendrick Bangs/ May 16, 1896. " Publication date March, 1896. Rusell was Bangs's publisher for "Emblemland." and a famous publisher in the 1890s and beyond. A nice association. Read More about The Bicyclers and Three Other Farces
11 Dec 1808. Barlow was a poet, politician and a Hartford Wit. Read More about Autograph Letter, signed. About fencing. "Dear Madam. I would be much obliged to you to...
Worcester, Mass: Isaiah Thomas, 1787 [i.e., 1944]. Facsimile of the first Worcester edition issued by F. G. Melcher in celebration of the 200th anniversary of its first publication. Fine facsimile of the first of the children’s books produced by John Newberry, originally published in 1744. The first American edition was..... Read More about A Little Pretty Pocket-Book Intended for the Instruction and Amusement of Little Master Tommy and...
London: Published at the Offices of "Country Life," Ltd, 1923. First edition. Elephant Hunting Classic. Born in 1880, Bell left school at 14 to make his way to Africa on a cargo ship. After working briefly on the Ugandan railway he was off to join the Klondike gold rush. After..... Read More about The Wanderings of an Elephant Hunter
London: Elliot Stock, n.d. . A fine reprint of the first English sporting book. Read More about The Boke of Saint Albans Containing Treatises on Hawking, Hunting, and Cote Armour. With an...
Madison, Ohio: Sunrise Publishing Company, 1994. Duncan, T. O. First Edition, one of 300 copies. A highly useful bibliography, this is also a leaf book containing tipped-in leaves gathered from imperfect copies. Read More about American Sporting Book Series. [Introduction by F. Phillips Willamson
Madison, Ohio: Sunrise Publishing, 1992. First Edition, no. 16 of 81 copies. With extra colored plate laid in and 2 errata leaves. One of 81 copies only. Read More about The Borzoi Books for Sportsmen
Lanham [Maryland] and New York: The Derrydale Press, . Brown, Paul. No 25 of 25 deluxe copies, signed by the author on the title page. Short biography and detailed bibliography of the great equine artist Paul Brown (1893-1958) by noted sporting dealer and bibliographer Duke Biscotti. Warmly inscribed on the..... Read More about Paul Brown Master of Equine Art … with a chapter “Paul Brown as a Book Illustrator” by...
Far Hills, NJ: Meadow Run Press, 1997. First edition, one of 1000 copies. Unique Copy for the Publisher. A continuation of John Phillips's A Bibliography of American Sporting Books 1582-1925, this indispensable update contains some 5,000 detailed entries by author and--most happily--an alphabetical index by TITLES (which Phillips did not..... Read More about A Bibliography of American Sporting Books, 1926-1985. Foreword by Gene Hill
Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2017. One of ten copies, specially bound. One of Ten Copies. Finely bound issue of this new and already indispensable bibliography. Read More about Six Centuries of Foxhunting. An Annotated Bibliography
Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2017. First edition. Standard Reference. Bibliography of the literature of foxhunting, comprising descriptions of books published in Britain and the United States through the year 2000, with biographical notes on selected authors. New and already indispensable. Read More about Six Centuries of Foxhunting. An Annotated Bibliography. Foreword by Norman Fine
Leipzig: Verlagsbuchhandlung von J.J. Weber, 1895. Zweite, verbesserte Auflage. Read More about Das Billardbuch. Vollständige Theorie und Praxis des Billardspiels. Mit 128 in den Text...
Franklin, PA: The Evening News Printing Co, December, 1914. First edition, “for private distribution among friends only”. Signed by the author on the preface. Summer and Fall at Camp E-Z. Fishing and boating and camp life on French Creek, in Venango County, Pennsylvania. RARE. Contents: A day with the boys at..... Read More about Up the Creek. Being a Selection of Articles by …
New York: American Sports Publishing Company, (1920). First edition. Read More about Spalding's "Red Cover Series" of Athletic Hanbooks. No. 25 R. Boxing. A Guide to the...
By Authority, W. Clowes, Oct. 1st., 1816. Highly attractive instructional single-sheet. Along the top are a series of figures showing the "Preparatory Movements" or postures, beneath is a large circular "target" with the directions of the seven cuts and guards together with the words of command for the Infantry Sword..... Read More about Angelo’s Infantry Sword Exercise; Established by the Prince Regent’s Command
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926. Second edition. An extensive exposition of figure-skating by the 1906 champion. Read More about The Art of Skating: Its history and Development with Practical Directions and Instantaneous...
[New York: Hendricks & Furlong, Publishers, 115 Nassau St, 1886]. Includes a brief account of the Association, which leased the grounds of the former Williamsburg Athletic Club on De Kalb Avenue, with a list of officers and board members, and the stewards for the Spring meeting. Details of scheduled participants..... Read More about First Annual Spring Meeting of the Brooklyn Athletic Association, to take place at the Grounds,...