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1 Bishop, Paul CHAPEL OF THE RAVENS
New York: Tor, (1991). 0312931557 / 9780312931551 First edition. Hardcover. Light soiling to the page edges, else near fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Retired ace goalkeeper Ian Chapel investigates the murder of the LA Ravens goalie and finds romance with a beautiful female soccer player. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2 Brooks, Bruce CODY
(New York): A Laura Geringer Book/HarperCollinsPublishers, (1997). 0060275413 / 9780060275419 First edition. The Wolfbay Wings #3. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Cody is the Wolfbay Wings ice hockey team captain (and coach's son), plus he plays a mean free-form guitar. When he and his drummer (and goalie) Zip score a job playing a high school concert, the gig threatens to undermine the team's big game. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3 Carr, Terry, editor THE INFINITE ARENA
Nashville/New York: Thomas Nelson, Inc., Publishers (1977). Book club edition. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket. Introduction by Carr 
Seven science fiction stories about sports, including contributions by Poul Anderson and Gordon R. Dickson, Keith Laumer, Randall Garrett and Robert Silverberg, Arthur C. Clarke, George R.R. Martin, Clifford D. Simak, and Malcolm Jameson. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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4 Chabon, Michael SUMMERLAND
New York: Miramax Books/Hyperion Books for Children, (2002). 0786808772 / 9780786808779 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
In his debut novel for young readers, the Pulitzer Prize winner hits a high-flying home run, creating a vivid fantasy where baseball is king. Following the death of his mother, Ethan and his father, a dirigible designer, move, adjust, and grow. 
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5 Dickerson, Gary E. THE CINEMA OF BASEBALL: Images of America, 1929-1989
Westport/London: Meckler, (1991). 0887367100 / 9780887367106 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in gilt-lettered blue cloth binding; no dust jacket as issued. Illustrated intext with b&w stills; 178 pages, including index. 
Scholarly analysis of America's pasttime as seen through the filter of the silver screen during the sound era, 1929 through 1989. Dickerson launches his study with an interesting discussion of PRIDE OF THE YANKEES as the baseball biopic prototype. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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6 Doyle, Arthur Conan THE CROXLEY MASTER and Other Tales of the Ring and Camp
New York: George H. Doran Company, [1925]. First U.S. edition, second impression. Green & Gibson A50.b.i. Hardcover. Minor speckling to the front panel, else fine and fresh in orange pictorial cloth, blocked and titled in dark green; in a very nearly fine pictorial dust jacket (that replicates the book's cover art) with mild fading to the spine. 16mo. 281 pages. 
An attractive copy of this collection of a dozen boxing and military stories. "He might fail from want of skill or strength, but deep in his somber soul he vowed that it should never be from want of heart."--The Croxley Master. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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7 Esenwein, J. Berg, editor FIELD AND CAMPUS
Springfield, Massachusetts: McLoughlin Bros. Inc., (1937). First edition. Hardcover. Uniform age-toning to the endpapers, shelf edges rubbed, else very good in orange boards and black titles; in a very good dust jacket (with illustration of sweet-faced girls in action-hockey poses) with edge tears and a half-inch chip from the upper edge. 
A collection of "exciting" adventure, sports and mystery stories featuring girls at school and in college. Illustrated in b&w throughout depicting thrilling captioned scenes. Color frontispiece--showing tennis play, and first b&w show some pencil marks. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8 Feinstein, John WINTER GAMES
Boston/New York/Toronto/London: Little, Brown and Company, (1995). 0316277215 / 9780316277211 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket. 
Mystery set in the high stakes world of college basketball. From the bestselling sportswriter, author of A GOOD WALK SPOILED and A SEASON ON THE BRINK. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9 Hervey, Maurice H. DEAD MAN'S COURT
New York and London: Frederick A. Stokes Company Publishers, (1895). First U.S. edition. In green cloth debossed in silver with titles and racetrack device set into skull&crossbones cartouche; fore-edge untrimmed. Hardcover. Very good, with wear and soiling to covers, front inner hinge at frontispiece a bit tender; no dust jacket. Illustrations by Frank M. Gregory reproduced as black-and-white plates on coated stock inserts. 
Early Hubin-listed mystery with a race-track setting. Hervey also authored DAVID DIMSDALE, M.D., A Story of Past and Future, an sf title listed in Clute. The frontispiece depicts: "the Spaniard endeavoring to crawl toward the stiletto."! 
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10 Hunter, Travis MARRIED BUT STILL LOOKING
New York: Villard/Strivers Row, (2002). 0375505695 / 9780375505690 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
In this second novel featuring a young black man dealing with current life issues, Hunter features Genesis Styles--who deals with infidelity, drug abuse and racism. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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11 Kinsella, W.P. THE DIXON CORNBELT LEAGUE And Other Baseball Stories
(New York): HarperCollinsPublishers, (1995). 006017188X / 9780060171889 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Nine tales that blend baseball with fantasy and the supernatural (Roberto Clemente returns from the dead in "Searching for January") by the author who gained a wide audience when his novel SHOELESS JOE was adapted for the big screen as FIELD OF DREAMS. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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12 Kipling, Rudyard KIPLING ON HORSES AND HORSEMEN
(Dublin): Marlborough/Punchestown, (1992). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A collection of verse and prose on equine-related subjects by the English novelist. Selected and introduced by John Welcome. Volume 1 of a series. 156 pages. Out-of-print. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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13 Knudson, R.R. FOX RUNNING
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, (1975). 0060232110 / 9780060232115 First edition. Hardcover. Minute rubbing to the upper shelf edges, else near fine and bright in bright orange boards with a front cover illustration; in a near fine illustrated dust jacket with light sunning to the spine and short edge tears with creases. 
The author has SIGNED "Zan Knudson" to the title page and also SIGNED to the front endpaper: "Greetings from Zan/Christmas 1975." This, the author's fourth young adult novel, features an Apache Indian who learns to run for competition at a university. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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14 Marshall, Jerry MR. IRRELEVANT
(Dallas, Texas): (Durban House), (2000). 1930754035 / 9781930754034 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in black boards with gilt titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket with an illustration depicting a player in a football uniform wielding a gun in one hand and a football in the other. 
The former sportswriter's debut novel features roommates Paul Tenkiller, a sportswriter and Chesty Hake, a pro-football player. After eight seasons and secret sports gambling, the relationship spirals into betrayal and murder. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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15 Mott, Billy THE BACK NINE
New York: Alfred A Knopf, 2007. 0307265366 / 9780307265364 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"Mott, an actor who moonlights as a golf caddy, sinks a literary hole-in-one with this beautifully crafted debut."--PW. A loser with an old injury discovers he can play golf again and sets up a golf match with a hustler and a feared L.A. crime boss. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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16 Muller, Eddie SHADOW BOXER
New York/London/Tornonto/Sydney/Tokyo/Singapore: Scribner, (2003). 0743214447 / 9780743214445 First edition, first printing. SIGNED by the author to the title page. Hardcover. Remainder mark to the lower page edges, near fine; in a fine dust jacket. 
It's 1948 in San Francisco, and Billy Nichols, boxing columnist for the Inquirer, is in his second mystery outing, and in trouble up to his eyeglasses in a fast-paced, funny crime novel. An exciting romp, with some appealing hard-boiled scenes. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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17 Murray, William I'M GETTING KILLED RIGHT HERE
New York: Doubleday, (1991). 0385421176 / 9780385421171 First edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Near fine; in a slightly nicked and rubbed dust jacket with an illustration by William Schmidt. 
Further adventures in which series regular Shifty Anderson, card trickster and bettor extraordinaire, meets a wealthy, crooked judge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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18 Philips, Judson MURDER CLEAR, TRACK FAST
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company/Red Badge Detective, (1961). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in black-lettered red boards; in a near fine illustrated dust jacket with some mild edgewear, a bit of fading to spine panel, some faint age-toning. 
Don Channing, junior partner in a sedate NY law firm, sets out to solve the murder of Jerome Fails, millionaire sportsman, and along the way falls for Fails' widow. Set against the backdrop of the Saratoga racetrack. Philips also wrote as Hugh Pentecost. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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19 Redgate, John THE LAST DECATHLON
New York: Delacorte, (1979). First edition. Hardcover. Remainder mark to the bottom page edges, else a fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 

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20 Sherman, Harold M. HOLD THAT LINE!
New York: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, [1930]. Reprint. Very good plus: a hint of a dampstain to one corner tip; in a lightly nicked and rubbed pictorial jacket with a small chip to one corner tip and a couple of tiny closed edge tears with corresponding mild creases; illustrated endpapers. A nice copy! 
Football juvenile in G&D's "Hot Off the Gridiron" series; bound in textured pale brown cloth stamped with titles and football device; the dust jacket features a splendid vintage illustration of a red-jerseyed running back struggling to break a tackle! 
Price: 30.00 USD
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