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1 (Carlton, Steve). Ward, Martha Eads STEVE CARLTON: Star Southpaw
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1975). 0399609342 / 9780399609343 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Octavo. 126 pages; indexed. 
On September 15, 1969, Carlton, struck out 19 New York Mets, setting the all-time record at that time for strikeouts in a nine inning game. A scarce early biography of the Hall-of-Fame pitcher. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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2 (Clark, Roger). Campbell, David ROGER CLARK: Portrait of a Great Rally Driver
(London): Ghk Publishing, (1990). 1873179006 / 9781873179000 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Upper front corner tip lightly bumped, mild, short scratch to front cover, nearly fine in photo-pictorial boards; without dust jacket, as issued. Thin Quarto. 
An account of Clark's racing career that is engagingly complimented with numerous captioned photographs and is generously chock-full of racing details. 112 pages; foreword by Roger Clark; and results tables. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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3 (Eales, John). FitzSimons, Peter JOHN EALES: The Biography
(NSW, Australia): ABC Books, (2001). 0733310125 / 9780733310126 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Illustrated with photographs reproduced on coated stock inserts. 
Biography of Australia's finest rugby player, captain of the World Cup-winning Wallabies, by the Sydney Morning Herald sportswriter and former Wallaby, Peter FitzSimons. The title-page of this copy SIGNED by Eales and dated in the year of publication. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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4 (Jenkins, Ferguson). Pashko, Stanley FERGUSON JENKINS: The Quiet Winner
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1975). 0399609369 / 9780399609367 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. Bound in Putnam's pictorial Guaranteed Binding. 
A biography of Ferguson Jenkins, one of only four pitchers in the past fifty years to win twenty games for six consecutive years. An unread copy of this scarce book in Putnam's Sports Shelf Biography series. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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5 (Jones, Cleon & Tommie Agee). Young, A.S. "Doc" THE METS FROM MOBILE: Cleon Jones and Tommie Agee
New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., (1970). First edition, SECOND printing. Hardcover. Fine; in a price-clipped, else fine photo-illustrated dust jacket. Quarto. [147] pages; Illustrated with photographs throughout. 
From 1968-1972, Cleon Jones played for the Mets with his childhood friend Tommie Agee, who was the Mets center fielder. A duel biography, by the respected and versatile sports journalist, based on the author's interviews with both players. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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6 (Lynn, Fred). Libby, Bill FRED LYNN: Young star
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1977). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine; in a near fine, illustrated dust jacket with mild creasing to the rear panel. 
A biography of the baseball player who became the first "Rookie of the Year" to also win the "Most Valuable Player" award in the major leagues. A volume from Putnam's Sports Shelf Biographies series. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7 (Mantle, Mickey). Gallagher, Mark & Gallagher, Neil MICKEY MANTLE
New York/Philadelphia. Chelsea House Publishers, (1991). 079101181X / 9780791011812 First edition. Hardcover. Mild rubbing to the covers, else fine in illustrated laminated boards, issued without dust jacket. 64 pages, frontispiece photograph of Mantle, twenty-nine photographs, chronology, statistics, further reading, and an index. 
A volume in the Baseball Legends series. Introduction by Jim Murray. The life story of the late New York Yankee who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1974. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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8 (Moore, Archie). Fitzgerald, Mike THE AGELESS WARRIOR: The Life of Boxing Legend Archie Moore
New York: Sports Publishing L.L.C., 2004. 1582618461 / 9781582618463 First edition, first printing. Limited edition of 150 copies SIGNED by Archie Moore and Jake LaMotta. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in gilt-embossed full brown leather. Still in the original unopened shrinkwrap with the publisher's wraparound band. 
This beautiful, limited-edition volume is hand-numbered and autographed by boxing legends Archie Moore and Jake "Raging Bull" LaMotta. Archie Moore fought nine world champions and seven Hall-of-Famers! Certificate of Authenticity included. 
Price: 1000.00 USD
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9 (Tait, F.G.) Low, John L. F.G. TAIT: A Record (Being his Life, Letters, and Golfing Diary)
[Stratford, Ct]: Classics of Golf, (1988). 0940889218 / 9780940889217 First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine in gilt decorated and titled red cloth, decorative endpapers; no dust jacket, as issued. 304 pages; illustrated. 
Handsomely produced facsimile of the first edition (1900), with a new foreword by the late Herbert Warren Wind and an afterword by Ross Goodner. Evidently F.G.Tait, Scotland's greatest hero, was as gallant on the golf course as on the battlefield. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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10 (Tal, Mikhail). Cafferty, Bernard TAL'S 100 BEST GAMES 1961-1973
(London): Pitman Publishing, (1975). 0713427655 / 9780713427653 First edition, first printing. Grey cloth with gilt spine titles. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. Octavo. 251 pages; Index of Players; Index of Openings. Chessboard game illustrations. 
A selection of the one-hundred most interesting chess games played by International Grandmaster and World Champion Mikhail Tal. All one-hundred games are annotated in depth. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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11 Alexander, C.H. O'D; edited and designed by Derek Birdsall; Michael Foreman, illustrator FISCHER V. SPASSKY: Reykjavik 1972
(Kent): Wildwood House, (1972). 0704500019 / 9780704500013 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild production creasing to some text pages, else fine; in a price-clipped, else fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
An account of the struggle for the World Chess Championship with illustrated biographies of the players, their previous encounters--and an analysis of each game by Francis Wyndham. Scarce in hardcover. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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12 Antonick, M.B., President CORVETTE! AMERICA'S ONLY
Powell, Ohio: Michael Bruce Associates, Inc. 1978. B000J3SOH4 First edition, first printing, limited to 7,500 numbered copies. Hardcover. Mild crease to outer spine gutters, near fine and tight in deluxe silver boards with titles embossed in blue to the front cover and spine and with a red and blue decorative design to front cover; no dust jacket, as issued. Oblong octavo. 
A beautiful production with striking quality color and black-and-white photographic plates depicting the creators, the racers, the stylists, the design drawings, and the great variety of corvettes made. A marvelous, heavily detailed history. 143 pages. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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13 Axthelm, Pete THE CITY GAME: Basketball in New York from the World Champion Knicks to the World of the Playgrounds
New York: Pocket Books, (1971). 0671773593 / 9780671773595 First paperback edition, first printing. Age-toning to covers and textblock, very mild creases to rear cover, thus near fine, in color photo-pictorial covers. 
"On finishing this book, you'll want to practice your jump shot."-- NY Times. "A superb piece of writing."--New York Magazine. "I have never read a better book about New York."--NY Review of Books. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14 Bachrach, Arthur J. and Glen H. Egstrom STRESS AND PERFORMANCE IN DIVING
San Pedro, California: Best Publishing Co., (1987). 0941332063 / 9780941332064 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine; in a lightly shelfworn, near fine illustrated dust jacket. Octavo. 183 pages; references and index. Photographs, diagrams, and tables. 
Covers panic in scuba diving--detailing techniques on how divers can recognize key elements of anxiety before they lead to panic. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Los Angeles/New York: The Knapp Press/The Viking Press, (1979). 0895350076 / 9780895350077 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in black boards with gilt titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket, housed in a near fine illustrated slipcase with a minor line of damp-stain to the upper edges. Folio. 160 pages; over 265 color & b&w illustrations; bibliography; and index. 
The elusive 8 gameboard sheets on four two-sided fold-outs and one game-piece fold-out sheet in striking color facsimiles are indeed present and laid in. 61 games are fully described with their history and with a full-page illustration of the gameboard. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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16 Bronstein, David THE CHESS STRUGGLE IN PRACTICE: Candidates Tournament, Zurich 1953
New York: David McKay Company, Inc., (1978). 0679130640 / 9780679130642 First U.S. edition, first printing. Translated by Oscar D. Freedman; edited by Burt Hochberg. 499 pages, including index. Hardcover. Dots of stain to upper page edges, minor soiling to page edges, thus very good, in pebbled black binding with gilt spine titling; in an age-toned, very good dust jacket, with nicking at spine ends and corners, light wear, tiny edge tears. 
"An all-time classic. Only a man with a real love for chess could put so much profound and complex thought into a manuscript. Even Alekhine's book on the New York 1924 tournament of Tal's book on his 1960 match cannot equal it."--S. Gligoric. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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17 Bruce, Janet THE KANSAS CITY MONARCHS: Champions of Black Baseball
(Lawrence, Kansas): University Press of Kansas, (1985). 0700602739 / 9780700602735 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Faint rubber-stamped name and address to pastedown, discoloration to page edges, thus near fine; in a lightly rubbed, lightly edgeworn, near fine pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated with photographs reproduced intext. Tall octavo. 
Stepping stone for Jackie Robinson, home base for Satchel Paige, and training ground for more than twenty blacks sent to the major leagues, the Kansas City Monarchs survived the entire thirty-five-year span of black baseball. 176 pages, including index. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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New York: E. P. Dutton and Company, Inc., 1956. B0007E3I0S First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Minor shelfwear, else a very good plus copy in blue cloth with spine titles and rules in silver; lacking the dust jacket. Octavo. 318 pages; with a glossary and index. Illustrated with photographs and maps. 
Mountaineering classic translated by Hugh Merrick. Hermann Buhl's successful 1953 solo climb of 26,620-foot Nanga Parbat remains one of the single greatest achievements in mountaineering history. A somewhat scarce account. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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19 Carson, John COURT CLOWN
(New York, N.Y.): Dell/Laurel Leaf Library/A Mayflower Book, (1967). First paperback edition, first printing. A whisper of fading to spine, a very faint reading crease, else a gleamingly bright, as-new, unopened fine copy, in illustrated wraps, with cover art by Cassler. 
"A thrill a chapter, plus a generous measure of hilarity."--Christian Science Monitor. Can Charley be trusted on the basketball court when the future of the school depends on his skill and not on his sense of humor? Elusive in any form, scarce thus. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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20 Cody, Robin VOYAGE OF A SUMMER SUN: Canoeing the Columbia River
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1995. 0679417680 / 9780679417682 First edition, first printing. SIGNED by the author to the title-page. Hardcover. Fine in burgundy cloth-backed blue boards with a dark-blue embossed sun device to the front cover and gilt lettering to the spine; in a photo-pictorial dust jacket. 301 pages, seven maps, and twelve b&w illustrations. 
An account of Cody's twelve-hundred-mile canoe trip down the Columbia River from its source in the Canadian Rockies to the Pacific Ocean on the border between Oregon and Washington states. Winner of the 1995 Oregon Book Award for literary nonfiction. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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