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DECISIONS OF THE RULES OF GOLF, 2008-2009
1 DECISIONS OF THE RULES OF GOLF, 2008-2009
London Hamlyn 2007 0600617386 / 9780600617389 Revised and Updated Edition Softcover with Fold-in Flaps Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xxii, + 562pp., plus comprehensive Index. Book clean, square. Spine firm, soft reading crease . Leaves clean. Illustrated, flapped card wrapper negligibly surface scuffed only. Two addendum slips laid-in. "The official interpretation of the Rules of Golf. This book contains the new Rules, updated on the 1 January, 2008, together with new and revised decisions agreed by R & A Rules Limited and the USGA and will assist in resolving Rules problems, both simple and complicated . . . " Book weight approx. 750g. 
Price: 16.39 AUD
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SURFING THE CHAIN OF FIRE : In Search of a Lost Dream
2 SURFING THE CHAIN OF FIRE : In Search of a Lost Dream
Mona Vale, NSW, Australia Australian Surfing World 1986 0959094512 / 9780959094510 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Good Folio 
119. (5) pp., stunning colour art, and colour and b/white photographic illustrations, throughout. Photography by Bruce Channon and Hugh McLeod ; design, art and direction, Hugh McLeod ; accompanying essay, Terry Fitzgerald ; photoediting and captions, Hugh McLeod and Bruce Channon. Book clean, square, Spine firm, gilt title there-on, Gilt title and illustrations to front panel of teal cloth boards, which have two small watermarks to rear panel. Leaves clean. Illustrated, French-fold dustjacket has a short, closed tear to rear upper spine fold, a short, closed tear to front and rear lower flap folds, a degree of sunning to spine, soft edge-creasing and minor scuffing. "The geological phenomena known as the 'Chain of Fire' consists of a ring of volcanic peaks encircling that most romantic of oceans, the Pacific. These islands are well known for their beauty but only a few are famous for their waves . . . The plan was to meet up with a group of outstanding young Australian surfers in Hawaii and head off in search of that tropical island paradise . . . " Book weight approx. 1.35 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 22.77 AUD
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3 (None Noted) HOW TO CONDUCT A COMPETITION
Far Hills, New Jersey United States Golf Association Softcover Booklet Staplebound Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
No publication date (1992). 61pp., intext, colour-plate illustrations throughout. Staple-bound saddle-stitch format. Book clean. Staples firm. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated limp wrapper lightly scuffed and edgeworn. This booklet is a guide to all you need to know to conduct a competition in the game of golf. With an Intro., contents include: Conditions, Preparing a Course, Marking ditto, Local Rules, Set-Up, Notice to Competitors, On-Course Admin., Course Maintenance During Competition, Miscellaneous, Appendices. Book weight approx. 180g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 12.75 AUD
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ABC's of BOWHUNTING: The Ultimate Hunting Challenge, Adams, Chuck
4 Adams, Chuck ABC's of BOWHUNTING: The Ultimate Hunting Challenge
Florida, U.S.A. American Archery Council Selfcover Staplebound Booklet Fair + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
No publication date [c.1970's]. 31pp., intext, b/w, instructional, demonstrative halftone and two-colour line drawings throughout. Staples firm. Evidence of mild dampstain on foot, light foxing specks and sticker ghost on duo-tone pictorial selfcover. This booklet has concise chapters on various aspects of bowhunting, viz: Try Bowhunting, What can you bowhunt?, Pick you hunting bow with care, The right arrow gets the game, Learn to shoot on the range, more. Booklet weight approx. 80gms. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 8.52 AUD
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XIIth COMMONWEALTH GAMES. Brisbane 1982, Agostini, Mike (Compiled/Edited by)
5 Agostini, Mike (Compiled/Edited by) XIIth COMMONWEALTH GAMES. Brisbane 1982
Sydney, Australia Australian Broadcasting Commission 1982 0642975426 / 9780642975423 First Edition Softcover Booklet, Staplebound Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
96pp., unpaginated 16 page colour plate section, plus b/white halftone plates throughout. Saddle-stitch, staple-bound format. Staples firm. Pictorially-illustrated (colour and b/white) limp wrapper mildly scuffed and edgeworn. Published for the (then) forthcoming XIIth Commonwealth Games held in Brisbane, Australia, Sept 30-Oct 9, 1982. It includes highlights and stats from previous games, the Broadcast Team, Games, Schedule, Australian Medal Tally 1911-1978, more. Booklet weight approx. 120g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 15.93 AUD
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THE FAB FIVE : Basketball, Trash Talk, the American Dream, Albom, Mitch
6 Albom, Mitch THE FAB FIVE : Basketball, Trash Talk, the American Dream
New York Warner Books 1993 0446517348 / 9780446517348 Third Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
359pp., plus 1 x 16 page photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Yellow spine firm. Plain blue boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edge-creased at head of mildly sunned spine (title clearly legible). From the jacket flap: "This is the tale of the greatest class ever recruited in college basketball - the Fab Five of Michigan - and how they shocked the sports world from the day they arrived on campus . . . " Book weight approx. 670g. 
Price: 23.50 AUD
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SHIMMERING SPOKES : One Australian's 16,000 Km Odyssey.    (Signed Copy), Allen, Richard Sanders
7 Allen, Richard Sanders SHIMMERING SPOKES : One Australian's 16,000 Km Odyssey. (Signed Copy)
New South Wales, Australia New Holland Books 1999 1864365218 / 9781864365214 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
346pp., plus 2 x 8 page, colour, photographically-illustrated sections. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Author signature to title page, otherwise leaves clean, albeit with a hint of tanning to textblock edges. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn only. "Inspired by the death of his mother to breast cancer, Richard Allen made an extraordinary decision - to cycle around Australia to raise funds for cancer research . . . this is Richard's personal chronicle of his experiences, the people he encountered and the obstacles he overcame during his colourful and arduous journey. Cycling up to 230km a day, Richard not only came to terms with the death of his mother but battled headwinds, road-trains, snakes, scorpions and locusts through outback Queensland, the rugged Top End, the spectacular Kimberleys, the West Australian Coast and the searing heat of the Nullabor . . . " Book weight approx. 440g. 
Price: 24.05 AUD
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8 Andrisani, John THINK LIKE TIGER: An Analysis of Tiger Woods' Mental Game
New York Putnam 2002 0399148434 / 9780399148439 1st Edition, 1st Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xvi, + 158pp. Book clean and square. Mildly bumped on head and heel of backstrip. Leaves clean. Subject-portrait illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn only. Relying on his own expertise as a former golf instructor and senior-instruction magazine editor, the author reveals for the 'first time' secrets that Tiger Woods learned from an extremely talented 'think tank', that included family members and golf teachers...Contents include: Prelims., Intro., The Think Tank, Mind-Body-Spirit, Butch Harmon's Influence, On-Course-Off-Course Prep Work, Mental Mastery, Mental Challenges, Afterword, Index. Book weight approx. 350g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 11.84 AUD
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WATER SKIING, Athans, George Jr., and Ward, Clint
9 Athans, George Jr., and Ward, Clint WATER SKIING
Australia Cassell 1978 0726900028 / 9780726900020 Reprint Softcover Very Good - 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Frank Zsigo 
120pp., b/white photographic illustrations and line-drawn diagrams throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, soft indentation to several pages. Illustrated card wrapper edge-rubbed, small area of surface indentation to front panel. Contents include: How it all began, Anyone can learn to Water Ski, Equipment, Boat Driving, Slalom Skiing, Figure Skiing, Jumping, World Water Ski Union Member Countries, World Water Ski Championships. Book weight approx. 482g. 
Price: 16.39 AUD
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OVER THE EDGE : A Regular Guy's Odyssey in Extreme Sports, Bane, Michael
10 Bane, Michael OVER THE EDGE : A Regular Guy's Odyssey in Extreme Sports
New York Macmillan 1996 0028604261 / 9780028604268 First Edition, 1st Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
(ix), + 246pp. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over quarter cloth spine. Plain black boards undamaged. A short remainder stripe on head of textblock, else leaves clean and unmarked. Colour, photographically-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn, with a short closed tear. " . . . is a gripping account of one man's exploration of the world of extreme sports . . . " Contents include: Prelims., 23 chapters, Appendix, Index. Book weight approx. 525g. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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THE BETTER BICYCLING BOOK, Barber, Harry
11 Barber, Harry THE BETTER BICYCLING BOOK
Camberwell South, VIC, Australia Silver Gum Press 1994 1875843043 / 9781875843046 First Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
201pp., b/white line-drawn illustrations intext. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, slight hint of tanning to edges. Illustrated card wrapper very good, faint tanning to inside edges. From the rear panel: "Whether you're a starting, seasoned or lapsed rider, this book will help you make the most of your cycling, on your own of with the family, for fun and functions." Includes Index. Book weight approx. 310g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 14.57 AUD
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50 DAY WALKS NEAR MELBOURNE (Revised Edition - The Age Special), Bardwell, Sandra
12 Bardwell, Sandra 50 DAY WALKS NEAR MELBOURNE (Revised Edition - The Age Special)
Richmond, Victoria, Australia Anne O'Donovan 1982 0908476086 / 9780908476084 Revised Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
167pp., b/white line-drawn maps and sketch-art illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, a soft reading crease there-on. Colour-illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped and edgeworn, else good. Leaves clean. The walks featured in this book offer a magnificent diversity of attractions - waterfalls, gorges, a natural ampitheatre, deserted beaches, lyrebirds, wildflowers, splendid views, and relics of gold mines and timber railways. Each walk is illustrated with a clear sketch map and full details of distance, access, facilities, etc. Contents include: Prelims., Locations, Introduction to Bushwalking, Walks, Classified Index. Note: Details of some of these walks may have changed since publication. Book weight approx. 195g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 11.28 AUD
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SAILING TO WIN, Bavier, Robert N.
13 Bavier, Robert N. SAILING TO WIN
London Peter Davies 1948 First U.K. Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xiv, + 201pp., unpaginated, b/white halftone plate section, plus intext, instructional line-drawings throughout. Vivid silver title over mildly faded spine. Plain blue original cloth boards lightly bumped on foredge corner, blind-stamp publisher's device on rear board. Textblock egdes flecked, leaves uniformly tanned. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, with short, jagged tears, creases and colour-fading on spine. " . . . an extremely thorough book . . . designed for repeated reference and covers all phases of the subject . . . " Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, 15 chapters. Book weight approx. 330g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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WRESTLING'S GREAT GRUDGE MATCHES: Battles and Feuds, Bert Randolph Sugar and George Napolitano
14 Bert Randolph Sugar and George Napolitano WRESTLING'S GREAT GRUDGE MATCHES: Battles and Feuds
New York Gallery Books 1985 0831796820 / 9780831796822 1st Impression Hard Cover + D/J [Oblong] Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
175pp., unpaginated 8 page graphic colour section. Intext b/w illustrations throughout. Book clean, very slightly cocked. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Leaves clean. Pictorially illustrated loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn, with a short closed tear. Blood and gore galore: Action photos of some great wrestling grudge matches. Lots of stars including; Abdullah, Andre the Giant, Junkyard Dog, Hulk Hogan, Kamala, Piper, Sheik, Sammartino, Slaughter, Mr. T., and many others. Book weight approx. 700g. 
Price: 11.84 AUD
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15 Bickel, Lennard THE LORE OF CYCLING
Cape Town, South Africa Oxford University Press 1989 0195705483 / 9780195705485 First Edition Laminated Boards Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
v, + 278pp., numerous b/w illustrations, diagrams, graphs throughout. Pictorial boards [as issued]. Colour illustrated endpapers. Minor scuffing, else v/good. Comprehensive, the contents include: Bicycles and their beginnings, Frames, Components, Bike Types, Maintenance, Aerodynamics, Safety, Racing, Touring, and more. Weight approx. 720g. DIGITAL PHOTOS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST 
Price: 21.65 AUD
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TRAINING FOR ROCK CLIMBING, Bollen, Steve
16 Bollen, Steve TRAINING FOR ROCK CLIMBING
London Pelham Books 1997 0720720354 / 9780720720358 Reprint Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
viii, + 102pp., b/white photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper very good+. From the rear cover: Written by the medical adviser to the British Mountaineering Council, this book provides a complete training programme designed to help climbers of all levels maximise their potential. Covering every aspect of preparation, from basic aerobics through stretching and muscle building to nutrition and mind training, Steve Bollen, an orthopaedic surgeon and keen climber himself, offers expert advice on how to improve performance and minimise the risk of injury . . . " Includes Index. Book weight approx. 260g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 12.75 AUD
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DAVID BOON'S BIG BOOK OF GREAT SPORTING JOKES, Boon, David
17 Boon, David DAVID BOON'S BIG BOOK OF GREAT SPORTING JOKES
Australia Harper Collins 2007 0732285240 / 9780732285241 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
375pp. Includes cut-out 'Boonie' moustache to insde, rear cover fold-in. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn and scuffed. A "bumper collection of cracks, true stories and one-liners, not just from cricket but across all sports . . . " Contents include: Intro., 20 chapters, Bibliography. Book weight approx. 407g. 
Price: 14.53 AUD
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18 Boon, David with Thomas, Mark A. BOON: In the Firing Line. (Signed Copy)
Sydney Sun Australia 1993 0725107243 / 9780725107246 1st Thus, 3rd Impression Softcover Fair + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
xiii, + 161pp., unpaginated [16 page], candid and action-illustrated, b/w halftone plate section. Book square. Spine firm. Dampstain on upper foredge of several leaves, plus inscription signed by David Boon and Merv Hughes on title page. Pictorial card wrapper mildly edgeworn, and dampstained. 'Boon' is the story of Tasmania's most beloved cricketing hero, David Clarence Boon . . . Contents include: Foreword by Allen Border, Intro., Beginning, Trials and tribulations, Ashes and islands, Home & Away 1992-93, Boon's views, Watchers and players, Postscript, D.C.Boon-Statistical profile. Book weight approx. 300g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 13.62 AUD
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THE CENTRE COURT STORY, Brady, Maurice
19 Brady, Maurice THE CENTRE COURT STORY
London Foulsham & Co. for the Fireside Press First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Good+ Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
No publication date (c. 1957). 227pp., b/white halftone plate frontispiece, plus unpaginated, candid and action-illustrated, like plates throughout. Book clean. Spine firm. Bright gilt title and decoration on lightly bumped and splayed green boards. Text-block clean, but edges flecked and foxed. Art-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, with jagged tears, and loss, nips, plus smoky spine. With an Introduction by Jaroslav Drobny, 1954 Wimbledon Singles Champion, this is the story of the most famous 'Centre Court' in the world of tennis, together with stories of personalities from the courts of yesteryear . . . Contents include: Prelims., 42 chapters. Book weight approx. 540g. 
Price: 20.04 AUD
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HIGH EXPOSURE : An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places, Breashears, David
20 Breashears, David HIGH EXPOSURE : An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places
Edinburgh, Great Britain Canongate Books 1999 086241962x / 9780862419622 First British Edition, 1st Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Near Fine Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
319pp., unpaginated b/white and full colour halftone plate section. B/white frontispiece, and like intext plates throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, vivid silver title there-on. Leaves clean. Plain boards undamaged. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only, and has a British price sticker affixed to front flap. In this adventure-packed volume, climber and cinematographer David Breashear attempts to answer to question: Why climb? Contents include: Prelims., Foreword by Jon Krakauer, 14 chapters, Acks., Index. Book weight approx. 600g. 
Price: 17.03 AUD
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