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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.



POLO Magazine - 1927 & 1928, Volume I with 12 Bound Issues

This is a scarce, bound volume of POLO magazine ("The Magazine of the Game") that contains the publication's first 12 issues from June, 1927 to May, 1928 (a complete run of issues 1-12 from Volume 1). Fine binding with marbled covers, gilt lettering and d...

From CraigsClassics

$4,200.00


POLO Magazine - 1928 & 1929, Volume II with 12 Bound Issues

This is a scarce, bound volume of POLO magazine ("The Magazine of the Game") that contains 12 bound issues from June, 1928 to May, 1929 (a complete run of issue No's 1-12 from Volume 2). Red, hardcover cloth binding with gilt lettering and decorations on ...

From CraigsClassics

$3,600.00


The Annals of Sporting and Fancy Gazette Vol. I, No. 1 (Jan. 1, 1822) to Vol. 13, No. 78 (June 1, 1828) by The Annals of Sporting and Fancy Gazette

London: Sherwood Jones and Co, 1822. Hardcover (Half Leather). Very Good. Half leather over marbled boards with gilt sporting figures on spine. Wear at corners, occasional scuffing and chipping, a few hinges just starting, volume 13 missing a section o...

From Pazzo Books

$3,500.00


A Scientific and Practical Treatise on American Football for Schools and Colleges by Stagg, Amos Alonzo and Henry L. Williams

Hartford, Conn.: Press of the Lock, Case and Brainerd Company, 1893. First edition. Blue cloth, 12mo. Near Fine. Very slightly rubbed at spine ends; minor bubbling of cloth on back. Cartouche and spine lettering bright. No previous owner's signature...

From Blue Whale Books, ABAA

$3,250.00


THE LIFE OF A SPORTSMAN ... WITH THIRTY-SIX COLOURED ILLUSTRATIONS BY HENRY ALKEN by [Apperley, Charles James]: Nimrod [pseud]

London: Rudolph Ackermann, 1842. vi,[2],402pp. plus five leaves of adverts. Large octavo. Fine grain blue cloth, decorated in blind and gilt, a.e.g. Color frontis, pictorial title and 34 hand-colored aquatint engravings after designs by Henry Alken. Spin...

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB

$3,000.00


The Golfer's Alphabet by Sutphen, W.G. Van T

Harper & Brothers. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1898. First. Hardcover. Personal copy of illustrator A. B. Frost. Signed on front free-endpaper: "A. B. Frost." Brightly-colored pictorial boards. Unpaginated, 112pp. Edgewear to extremitie...

From Books On The Boulevard

$2,500.00


PORTRAITS OF CELEBRATED RACEHORSES OF THE PAST AND PRESENT CENTURIES...BEGINNING IN 1702 AND ENDING IN 1870... by Taunton, Thomas Henry

London: Sampson Low, et al., 1887. Four volumes. Small thick quarto. Full contemporary pebbled red morocco, a.e.g. Frontispiece in each volume, and profusely illustrated with collotypes, line-engravings, and photo-engravings. Spines a bit darkened, some ...

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB

$2,500.00


POLO Magazine - 1931, Volume V with 8 Bound Issues

This is a scarce, bound volume of POLO magazine ("The Magazine for Horsemen") that contains 8 issues from January to August, 1931 with wonderfully illustrated color covers. "Volume V" is printed on the spine. Red, hardcover cloth binding with gilt letteri...

From CraigsClassics

$1,995.00


POLO Magazine - 1931 & 1932, Volume VI with 8 Bound Issues

This is a scarce, bound volume of POLO magazine ("The Magazine for Horsemen") that contains 8 issues from September, 1931 to April, 1932 with wonderfully illustrated color covers. "Volume VI" is printed on the spine. Red, hardcover cloth binding with gilt...

From CraigsClassics

$1,995.00


FORES'S SPORTING NOTES & SKETCHES, A QUARTERLY MAGAZINE DESCRIPTIVE OF BRITISH, INDIAN, COLONIAL, AND FOREIGN SPORT by FINCH, MASON, R. M. ALEXANDER, CUTHBERT BRADLEY, ROCKWOOD ET AL

Piccadilly W. London: Messrs, Fores. Very Good+. 1884-1911. First Edition. Hardcover. This magazine was published from 1884-1912. This is the first 28 of 29 volumes. Uniformly bound in publisher's half red morocco over blue cloth covered boards. Spi...

From Nick Bikoff, Bookseller

$1,800.00


A History of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club St. Andrews From 1754-1900 by Everard, H.S. C

William Blackwood & Sons. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1907. First. Hard Cover. 2" copper-colored stain to bottom right edge, front board. Edgewear to extremities, but overall binding sturdy, corners very lightly bumped. Foxing to front e...

From Books On The Boulevard

$1,750.00


THE NEW SPORTING MAGAZINE Vols 1-15 May 1831 - December 1838 by Robert Smith (RS) Surtees

London: Baldwin & Cradock / R Ackermann / Walter Spiers, 1831. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. An unbroken run of The New Sporting Magazine from its foundation in 1831 through to December 1838, b...

From Journobooks

£1,250.00


HUNGERS PREVENTION Or, the Whole Art of Fowling by Water and Land. Pages 134-183 on Falconry and Hawking. by MARKHAM, Gervase,:

London, printed for Francis Grove and are to be sold by Martha Harrison at the signe of the Lambe at the East end of St. Paules Church, 1655.. Containing all the Secrets belonging to that art and brought into true forme or method, by which the most ignor...

From Roger Middleton

£1,250.00


ONUPHRII PANVINII VERONENSIS, DE LUDIS CIRCENSIBUS, LIBRI II. DE TRIVMPHIS, LIBER UNUS. QUIBUS UNIUERSA FERÈ ROMANORUM VETERUM SACRA RITVSQ. DECLARANTUR Ac Figuris Aeneis Illustrantur. by Argoli, Ioannis, Nicolai Pinelli and Ioachimi Ioannis Maderi

Patavii: Typis Petri Marie Frambotti. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1681. Hardcover. Folio bound in original embossed vellum with spine label present. Four parts, each with decorated title-pages. Text is Latin except for PART III in Greek. PART I: (ii ...

From Nick Bikoff, Bookseller

$1,600.00


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