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The Kentucky Derby - How the Run for the Roses Became America's Premier Sporting Event, James C Nicholson
21 The Kentucky Derby - How the Run for the Roses Became America's Premier Sporting Event
James C Nicholson
Lexington, Kentucky The University Press Of Kentucky 2012 0813135761 / 9780813135762 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
As new condition First Edition, First Printing (with full number line on copyright page) in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean black cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Foreword by Chris McCarron. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 274 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025961

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Hoop Dreams: A True Story of Hardship & Triumph, Joravsky, Ben
22 Hoop Dreams: A True Story of Hardship & Triumph
Joravsky, Ben
Atlanta, GA Turner Publishing 1995 1570361533 / 9781570361531 First Hardcover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with full number line on copyright page in clean unclipped jacket. Clean orange boards with small decoration on cover, black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean black endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 301 pp. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped (22.95 on front inside flap), no tears, enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Award-winning journalist Ben Joravsky chronicles Arthur Agee and William Gates battle to reach the top in basketball -- their only escape from the grim streets of Chicago's West Side. Hoop Dreams began as a documentary film that tracked these two young men for almost five years as they struggled to turn their playground skills into the kind of basketball mastery that could earn them college scholarships. 020931

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23 Hoop Dreams: A True Story of Hardship and Triumph
Joravsky, Ben
Atlanta Turner Publishing Inc. 1995 1-57036-153-3 / 9781570361531 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean orange boards with small illustration on cover (lion), black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. Clean black endpapers. 301 pgs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 011205

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A Season in the Sun, Kahn, Roger
24 A Season in the Sun
Kahn, Roger
New York Harper & Row 1977 0060122463 / 9780060122461 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition (and first printing, with full number line) in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean yellow boards with rust brown cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight, pages are clean with clean endpapers,very slight dust speckling to text block edges. No names, writing or marks. 175 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. During one full baseball season Roger Kahn returned to his favorite sport to see how it was doing, talked to some of its practitioners and veterans, and tried to find out whether it still had the same old magic. The search takes him from Massachusetts to California, from Oregon to Puerto Rico, and from the Little Leagues to the Majors. 027301

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Rough Ice, Lord, Beman
25 Rough Ice
Lord, Beman
New York Henry . Walck, Inc. 1963 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Arnold Spilka, Illustrator 
Clean book in original jacket. Dark blue cloth boards with white illustration of hockey goalie on cover, white lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated by Arnold Spilka. 64 pages. Dustjacket has slight edge wear and short closed edge tears, small abrasion on upper right corner from sticker removal. Price clip at upper corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A hockey story about a young boy's experiences in the Pee Wee League, and his triumph as a goalie. 022171

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Swimming to Antarctica: Tales of a Long-Distance Swimmer, Lynne Cox
26 Swimming to Antarctica: Tales of a Long-Distance Swimmer
Lynne Cox
New York Alfred A. Knopf 2004 0375415076 / 9780375415074 First Hardback Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, first printing, in clean unclipped jacket. Clean gray boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 323 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (24.95 on front inside flap), unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Authors extraordinary adventures as a distance swimmer and her mystical relationship with the water. First to swim the Strait of Magellan and the first to swim the Bering Strait, also the first to swim the Cape of Good Hope (a shark emerged from the kelp, its jaws wide open, and was shot as it headed straight for her.) 022326

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My Favorite Summer 1956, Mantle, Mickey; Pepe, Phil
27 My Favorite Summer 1956
Mantle, Mickey; Pepe, Phil
New York Doubleday (Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub Group) 1991 0385412614 / 9780385412612 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition with full number line on copyright page, in clean unclipped jacket. Clean white boards with dark blue cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers illustrated with full spread photo of New York Yankee baseball team; no names, writing or marks. 248 pgs. Illustrated with black and white glossy photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Clean, gift quality book and jacket. 018929

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Roger Maris at Bat, Maris, Roger and Jim Ogle
28 Roger Maris at Bat
Maris, Roger and Jim Ogle
New York Duell, Sloan, & Pierce 1962 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated "First Edition" on copyright page in unclipped original dust jacket. Clean beige cloth boards with red lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 236 pages. Dust jacket is clean except for tiny spot of soiling at lower corner tips. Very slight edge wear and a few tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. This is the story of sixty-one home runs, told simply and honestly by the man who hit them, from his discouraging, practically hitless spring to the exhilarating October 1 climax that put Roger Maris on top of the world...the man with more home runs in a single season than anyone in history. Roger's own frank and moving story of a year to remember in baseball, illustrated with 16 pages of photographs. 025133

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Rock Climbing - A Trailside Guide, Mellor, Don
29 Rock Climbing - A Trailside Guide
Mellor, Don
New York W. W. Norton & Company 1997 039331653X / 9780393316537 Second printing Paperback Fine 
Very clean book with flexible vinyl cover. No wear, as new condition. All pages and edges are clean and bright, no names, writing or marks. Thoroughly illustrated with color photographs, drawings, diagrams. Illustrations by Ron Hildebrand. 191 pages with index. 027251

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The Kid Who Beat the Dodgers, Miers, Earl Schenck
30 The Kid Who Beat the Dodgers
Miers, Earl Schenck
Cleveland / New York World Publishing Company 1954 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Paul Galdone, Illustrator 
Stated First Edition in clean original unclipped dust jacket. Clean brown cloth-covered boards with reddish-brown illustration on cover, reddish brown title box with gold lettering on spine. No fading, fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with drawings by Paul Galdone. 191 pages. Bright illustrated dust jacket is not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), has very small chip at one corner, slight edge wear at top and bottom spine edges (but not chipped). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Here is the right book for every young person whose heart lifts at the crack of a baseball bat or the sight of a football spiraling in the air. Anyone who likes athletics will find a rich and varied selection in these twelve stories, covering baseball, track, golf, football, swimming, skiing, bronco-busting, basketball, sailing, tennis, and polo! Action, adventure and laughter packed into twelve rousing stories about sports. By the author of "Monkey Shines" and "Touchdown Trouble". 027808

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The Seeding and Care of Golf Courses, O. M. Scott & Sons
31 The Seeding and Care of Golf Courses
O. M. Scott & Sons
Marysville, Ohio O. M. Scott & Sons 1923 Second Edition Hardcover Near Fine no dust jacket 
Second Edition. Very clean beige paper covered boards with illustrated cover. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Lovely page decorations in green on each page. 55 pages. In removable protective mylar. A lovely little book in excellent condition, covering care of turf and fairways, fertilizers, weeds, grasses, care of putting greens. 025330

Price: 150.00 USD
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Gary Player's Top Golf Courses of the World, Player, Gary with Chris Whales & Duncan Cruickshank
32 Gary Player's Top Golf Courses of the World
Player, Gary with Chris Whales & Duncan Cruickshank
New York Lyons Press 2001 1-58574-320-8 / 9781585743209 First Hardcover Near Fine fine Jacket 
Very clean green cloth boards with bright metallic lettering on spine. Hint of light surface wear to corners, no bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean photo illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 160 pgs. with index. Beautifully illustrated with full color photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Gary Player's personal selection of 55 of the most memorable golf courses around the globe. 017742

Price: 25.00 USD
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King of the World: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero, Remnick, David
33 King of the World: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero
Remnick, David
New York Random House 1998 0375500650 / 9780375500657 First Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean white boards with black spine, metallic lettering on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with many wonderful black and white photographs. 326 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, unchipped, has small scratch at lower corner of front panel near spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. AN amazing biography of this mythical sports figure by David Remnick (winner of the Pulitzer Prize). 026984

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Pond, Lake and Stream Fishing - A Book of General Advice on Fresh Water Fishing, Robinson, Ben C.
34 Pond, Lake and Stream Fishing - A Book of General Advice on Fresh Water Fishing
Robinson, Ben C.
Philadelphia David McKay 1941 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Clean green cloth boards with rod and reel illustration and dark green title box, gold lettering on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 370 pp. 019814

Price: 18.00 USD
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Memoirs of a Fox-hunting Man, Sassoon, Siegfried
35 Memoirs of a Fox-hunting Man
Sassoon, Siegfried
London Folio Society 1971 Hardcover Very Good+ 
Lovely hardcover book in original slipcase. Very clean beige cloth boards with wrap-around hunting scene in black and red on both front and rear cover and spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright with clean green endpapers - no names, writing or marks. With an Introduction by Sir Alan Lascelles and Drawings by Lynton Lamb. 290 pages. Clean slipcase has a few minor edge chips at opening edge. 028111

Price: 22.00 USD
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The First Book of Basketball, Schiffer, Don
36 The First Book of Basketball
Schiffer, Don
New York Franklin Watts 1959 First Hardcover Fine Very Good Jacket Julio Granda, Illustrator 
Stated First Printing in clean original dust jacket. Clean rust brown cloth boards with black lettering and small illustration of basketball player on cover, black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with illustrated endpapers (illustrated with officials' code of signals). No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with drawings by Julio Granda. 60 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap, has 1/2" inch chip at base of spine, a few tiny closed edge tears. Photo and bio of author on rear inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A clear introduction to the rules of the game, with dozens of pointers on mastering its skills and techniques with detailed illustrations, and with a good glossary of basketball terms. 027591

Price: 30.00 USD
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One On One, Shainberg, Lawrence
37 One On One
Shainberg, Lawrence
Hold, Rinehart And Winston 1970 0030850819 / 9780030850813 First Hardcover Near Fine Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original dust jacket. Clean bright yellow and blue cloth boards with blue and black lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 216 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, has small edge chips and some edge tears, a little browning to inside flap edges. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author's first novel, the story of one day in the life of a bastetball player's debut before a nationwide television audience at Madison Square Garden. 028427

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Number 44 - And Other Football Stories, Sherman, Harold M.
38 Number 44 - And Other Football Stories
Sherman, Harold M.
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1930 Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap edition in original illustrated jacket; copyrigh Grosset & Dunlap, 1930 - no additional printings listed. Clean brown cloth boards with small football decoration on cover, black stamped lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 256 pages. Clean dust jacket has some edge wear, a few very shallow edge chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 021888

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The Racing Edge, Ted Turner; Gary Jobson
39 The Racing Edge
Ted Turner; Gary Jobson
New York Simon & Schuster 1979 0671244191 / 9780671244194 First Hardcover Very Good+ Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Dark blue boards with light gray cloth spine, red metallic lettering on spine. No bumping or wear, very faint browning to edges. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. 192 pages with index. Clean dust jacket has one v-shaped edge chip, is not price clipped, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Sailing techniques, tactics and philosophy of the America's Cup skipper and his tactician. No authors are more superbly qualified to teach you how to sail to win. 026581

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Yogi Berra, Trimble, Joe
40 Yogi Berra
Trimble, Joe
New York A. S. Barnes 1952 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in original dust jacket. Rarest in the "Most Valuable Player Series" published by A. S. Barnes and Company. Clean blue cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping, fading or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 184 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is clipped at top corner of front inside flap, has slight edge wear and a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023389

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