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Rare Sport and Sporting Books Rare & Antiquarian Books

From thoroughbred racing to billiards, the rare and collectible sports books section of the Biblio Rare Book Room has more than plenty of variety. Many of the books in the rare and collectible sports books section of the Biblio Rare Book Room are signed or are first editions, and many of them would be sure to increase the value of your personal rare and antique book collection. Some of the featured books below are signed biographies, and others are larger books about the history of a rare or unusual sport.



Waterman's Eye: Emil Sigler, Surfing San Diego to San Onofre 1928-1940 (Signed) by David Aguirre

Tabler and Wood, Publishers, 2007. Hardcover. Like New. Biography and photo compilation of legendary California surfer Emil Sigler. Limited Edition of 575 copies. Signed by author David Aguirre on title page. Includes biographical sketch based on the au…

From Midnight Books

$379.99


Sandow on Physical Training; A Study in the Perfect Type of the Human Form.... by Compiled and Edited, Under Mr. Sandow's Direction, by G. Mercer Adam

New York: J. Selwin Tait & Sons, 1894. "the Marvel of Anatomists, Sculptors, and Artists in the Nude; embracing the great Athlete's simple method of Physical Education for the Home, the Gymnasium, and the Army Training School; preceded by a …

From Dale Steffey Books, ABAA

$1000.00


Schönheit im Olympischen Kampf ( Important Association Copy in Year of Publication ) by Riefenstahl, Leni

Berlin: im Deutschen Verlag,, 1937. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR at half-title page - " Arthur Kiekebusch su wiedersehen 1937 herrlich (?) Leni Riefenstahl". Arthur Kiekebusch was a German production manager and director, best known for the 19…

From Dale Steffey Books, ABAA

$5000.00


America's National Game by A G Spalding

America's National Game. Historic Facts Concerning the Beginning Evolution, Development and Popularity of Base Ball with Personal Reminiscences of Its Vicissitudes, Its Victories and Its VotariesNew York: American Sports Publishing Company, 1911. Fir…

From Rare & Antiquarian Bookfinders

$2500.00


World Tennis - The World's Largest Tennis Magazine; Volume II, No.6, November, 1963 by Ashe, Arthur (Magazine Cover)

New York: Gladys Medalie Heldman, 1963. SCARCE. Most likely the first magazine cover for Arthur Ashe, the beloved African-American tennis champion, the first black player selected to the United States Davis Cup team and the only black man ever to win the …

From Dale Steffey Books, ABAA

$150.00


Spur of the Moment: The Western Cartoon Art of Ben Crane by Callaway, Phil (Illustrations by Ben Crane)

Eckville AB, Spur of the Moment, 2002, oblong paperback (8.5" x 11"), 80 pp, One of 100 Signed, Numbered, Limited Edition copies in original slipcase, Fine condition, slight corner touches, in Very Near Fine brown, textured slipcase with gold spur decorat…

From West of Eden Books

$196.00


THE NATIONAL POLICE GAZETTE THE LEADING ILLUSTRATED SPORTING JOURNAL IN THE WORLD (7 ISSUES) by Fox, Charles J. , President

New York: Richard K. Fox Publishing. Very Good. 1924. First Edition. Soft Covers. 7 original issues: April 12, 19, May 10, July 5, September 13, November 8, and December 6, 1924. Folio. 24 pp per issue. Vg condition. B&W photograph illustrations. Va…

From Nick Bikoff, Bookseller

$150.00


Surfing Illustrated Volume 1, Number 1 (1962) by Staff Written

Walt Phillips Productions, 1962. Softcover. Very Good. Premier issue of Walt Phillips' Surfing Illustrated, The Magazine for Serious Surfers. Founded by noted surfer and surfing filmmaker Walt Phillips and "The Godfather of Surfphotography" LeRoy Granni…

From Midnight Books

$199.99


GLADIATORS OF THE PRIZE RING : OR PUGILISTS OF AMERICA AND THEIR CONTEMPORARIES FROM JAMES J. CORBETT TO TOM HYER - WITH BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES AND AUTHENTIC RECORDS OF THEIR VICTORIES AND DEFEATS, EMBRACING ALL THE MEN OF NOTE OF ALL NATIONS.... by Edwards, Billy (William)

Chicago: The Athletic Publishing Co.. Good+. 1895. First Edition. Hardcover. Clean green cloth that has been skillfully rebacked . Text & hinges are tight & intact. Spine lettering faded & gilt lettering & decoration on front cover somew…

From Nick Bikoff, Bookseller

$435.00


Five-Point Play: Duke's Journey to the 2001 National Championship by Donald T. Phillips, Mike Krzyzewski

Duke University basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski ("Coach K") is a legend-in-progress. He is respected by his peers, revered by his players, and has become an embodiment of the positive aspects of big-time college sports. A serious back problem a few years…

From Rhino Books

$140.00


Nouvelles règles de la poule a deux billes. Rédigées d’après les avis des plus forts joueurs particulièrement des sieurs Ch. N. M. & publiées par Guilélouvette & Thomeret, fabricants de billards brévetés du roi 1830. by Chéreau, Charles

Large engraved and folded broadsheet (585 x 468 mm) with a beautifull interior view of a billiard hall with a lavishly decorated billiard table with 6 male billiard players, ca 224 x 470 mm, in the upper half of the sheet, designed and engraved by Daniel,…

From Antiquariat Banzhaf

€2000.00


The Cossacks: A Tale of the Caucasus in the Year 1852. UKRAINIA by Tolstoi, Count Lyof N

UKRAINIA Tolstoi, Count Lyof N. The Cossacks: A Tale of the Caucasus in the Year 1852. First English Edition, 1888 Walter Scott, 24 Warwick Lane, Paternoster Row, London. Translated from the Russian by Nathan Haskell Dole. Summary: A novel of the Caucas…

From Mary Riversong Books

$200.00


Farewell Dinner menu to Members of the Australian Rowing Team competing at the 1952 Helsink Olympic Games

Australia, 1952. Card Menu (4 sides). Farewell Dinner to Members of the Rowing Section of the Australian Rowing Team at The Hermitage Sydney, Friday May 30, 1952. Given by Members of earlier Crews to have rowed at Henley on Thames. 27 handwritten signatur…

From J. Ruehle

AU$195.00


THE WORKS MGS by MIKE ALLISON AND PETER BROWNING

Putnam, 2000. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Previous owners inscriptions: Yes, by author. Book Condition: Very Good. Jacket condition: Good, a few small marks. Published: 2000. 1st Edition: Yes. Pages: 320. Description: SIGNED by both au…

From Hawkmoor Books Ltd

£96.43


Odes of Pindar With several other Pieces in Prose and Verse, Translated from the Greek. To which is prefixed a Dissertation on the Olympick Games. By Gilbert West, Esq. LL.D. by Pindar, Gilbert West, Olympic Games

Odes of Pindar. With several other Pieces in Prose and Verse, Translated from the Greek. To which is prefixed a Dissertation on the Olympick Games. By Gilbert West, Esq. LL. D. London: Printed for R. Dodsley, 1749. First edition of West's translation. Qua…

From Itchen Books

£365.00


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