London: Baily Brothers, 1855. Third edition. " ... the first [cricket manual] to give practical and illustrated advice"... Read More about Felix on the Bat
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
Venice: Baldassar di Costantini; [Comin de Tridino de Monferrato], 1544; 1540. First Italian edition of Alciati; later (?7th) 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..... Read More about Duello … Fatto di Latino Italinao à commune utilità [Bound with:] [PUTEO, Paris de]. Duello....
London: W. Clowes and Sons, 1840. Second edition. The second edition of this cavalry sword manual by Henry William Angelo, the grandson of Domenico Angelo, founder of London's School of Arms. The first edition was published in 1835 with 10 plates. Read More about Instructions for the Sword Exercise; Selected from Her Majesty's Rules and Regulations, and...
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....
Wrexham: Reprinted by R. Marsh, 1788. The Fourth edition. "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 the literary..... Read More about Toxophilus, The Schole, or Partitions of Shooting. Contayned in II bookes, Writen by Roger...
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1896. First edition. 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. Br;low 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...
Victoria Hotel, Southport: July 2d/'82. Barnum on His Reciepts from the Barnum & Bailey Circus. Barnum writes to his lecture manager, Major James Pond, declining an invitation to lecture in England and revealing his gross receipts from his Barnum & Bailey’s show. Reading in part, “Thanks for your offer for..... Read More about Autograph Letter, signed (“P.T. Barnum”), to Major James Pond
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...
ca. late 19th century. A photo-montage of 33 portrait photographs of members of the Saint Paul Cycle Club with their bicycles. Read More about The Saint Paul Cycle Club
London: Putnam, Covent Garden, 1935. First Edition in English. Read More about Land of Elephants: Big-Game Hunting in Kenya, Tanganyika and Uganda
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 title..... 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...
Philadelphia: J.W. Pepper, S.W. Cor. 8th & Locust Sts, 1884. A collection of music to accompany roller skaters. Marvellous 19th century illustration of skaters at play, including falls and wipe-outs. Read More about The New Skating Rink Journal
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...