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OPEN SEASON, Akermanis, Jason, with Smart, Gary
1 Akermanis, Jason, with Smart, Gary OPEN SEASON
Prahran, VIC, Australia Hardie Grant Books 2010 1740668243 / 9781740668248 First Edition, First Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
viii, + 296pp., plus 2 x 8 page, colour, photographically-illustrated sections. Book clean, square. Spine firm, white title there-on. Plain black boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased and surface scuffed only. "No longer restrained by contractual obligations and free to speak at last, Aker reveals a no-holds-barred look at a stellar sporting career, including behind-the-scenes details of his falling out with Leigh Matthews, his move from the Brisbane Lions to the Western Bulldogs and his explosive final season, which was cut short amid very public controversy. Interwoven through the highs and lows of an outstanding professional professional life is his personal story . . . " Book weight approx. 630g. 
Price: 13.16 AUD
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THE FAB FIVE : Basketball, Trash Talk, the American Dream, Albom, Mitch
2 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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3 Alec Stock. [edited by] Byron Butler FOOTBALL CLUB MANAGER
London Sportsmans Book Club 1969 Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
161pp., unpaginated, candid and actio-illustrated, b/w halftone plates throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, white title there-on. Leaves clean. Trivial bumps to head and heel of backstrip. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, nipped and abraded. In his own words, Alec Stock's long career in football, both as a player and manager . . . First published by Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1967, contents of this SBC edition include: Prelims., Intro., Why be manager, Appointments/Dismissals, Manager and his influence, Monday to Monday, Youth, Talking of transfers, Player-manager, Coaching, Money, Roma, Directors, Manager's wife [by Marjorie Stock], Notebooks and cameras, Matter of opinion. Book weight approx. 480g. 
Price: 10.34 AUD
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SACKED COACH : Life . . . Football . . . Death, Alves, Stan, with Davies, Col
4 Alves, Stan, with Davies, Col SACKED COACH : Life . . . Football . . . Death
Melbourne, VIC, Australia Crown Content 2002 1863503978 / 9781863503976 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
viii, + 292pp., plus 1 x 8 page b/white photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, small corner crease to several at rear. Illustrated card wrapper has soft corner crease to rear panel, negligible edgewear. "Stan Alves led the embattled Saints to their first grand final appearance in 26 years. The following year his sacking stunned the Australian sporting public . . . Understandably devastated, Stan let go of intense feelings of anger and bitterness, and turned adversity into triumph." Book weight approx. 445g. 
Price: 11.28 AUD
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QUEST FOR GOLD, Andrews, Malcolm
5 Andrews, Malcolm QUEST FOR GOLD
Sydney, N.S.W., Australia ABC Books 2000 0733309038 / 9780733309038 First Edition, First Impression Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
298pp., 4 x 4 page, and 1 x 8 page, colour, photographically-illustrated sections. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has small, soft corner crease to front panel. " . . . When the IOC chief announced Sydney had won the right to host the 2000 Olympic Games, thousands of Australian sportsmen and women were thrilled by the opportunity to perform in front of a home crowd . . . This is the story of some of the Olympic hopefuls as they prepared for the ultimate challenge. A few were household names, others were hoping to become so . . . " Contents include: Prologue: Melbourne Memories, 9 chapters, Appendix I-III. Book weight approx. 670g. 
Price: 15.04 AUD
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6 Arnold Palmer with James Dodson A GOLFER'S LIFE
London Century 1999 071267926X / 9780712679268 1st U.K. Edition, 1st Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xi, + 420pp., colour pictorial endpapers [different], unpaginated, 2 x 8 page, candidly-illustrated, b/w halftone plate sections. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt titles there-on. Leaves clean. Portrait-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has a security sticker on inside rear, otherwise fine. " . . . with humour and candor that are as much his trademark as his unique golf swing, Palmer narrates the deeply moving story of his life, both on and off the links . . ." Contents include: Prelims., Good hands, Mother, Wake Forest, Turning point, Winnie, The Tour, Augusta, Cherry Hills, Claret Jug, Missing link, Handshake, Left seat, Bay Hill, Hat's off, Career summary, Index. Book weight approx. 800g. 
Price: 17.58 AUD
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MY GAME: A Life in Football, Aylett, Allen
7 Aylett, Allen MY GAME: A Life in Football
South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Sun Books/Macmillan 1986 0725105070 / 9780725105075 1st Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
x, + 261pp., unpaginated, b/white halftone plates (happy snaps and action illustrated). Book clean and square. Leaves mildly tanned. Pictorially-illustrated card wrapper lightly scuffed and edgeworn, minor tanning to inside covers. Allen Aylett was a North Melbourne and (then) Victorian Football League icon. He played his first game for the 'Shinboners' as a fresh-faced youngster in 1952, eventually playing a club record 220 appearances. Distinguished at state level, he later became AFL president. Assisted by journalist Greg Hobbs, this is his story . . . Contents include: Intro., 19 chapters, Postscript, Index. Book weight approx. 400g. 
Price: 15.04 AUD
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OVER THE EDGE : A Regular Guy's Odyssey in Extreme Sports, Bane, Michael
8 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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9 Barry, Paul SPUN OUT : The Shane Warne Story
Sydney, N.S.W., Australia Bantam 2006 1863255966 / 9781863255967 First Edition, First Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Near Fine Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
x, + 541pp., two unpaginated, colour and b/white, candidly-illustrated halftone plate sections. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over nominally bumped spine. Plain black boards undamaged. Text-block unmarked. Subject-portrait illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn only. Not sanctioned by Shane Warne in any way, this biography of the record-breaking Australian cricketer is made up of the recollections of 'ex-schoolmates', 'teachers', 'ex-team-mates', an 'army' of officials acquaintances and others . . . plus, no doubt, a lot from the public record. It is, in the author's words, " . . . the real thing: guts and glory, warts and all." Contents include: Prelims., Author's Note, Prologue, 27 chapters, References, Acks. (photos and text), Index. Book weight approx. 1.1 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 28.20 AUD
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10 Beckham, David with Watt, Tom DAVID BECKHAM: My Side
London CollinsWillow 2003 0007692757 / 9780007692750 1st Thus, 1st Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
x, + 404pp., colour-illustrated endpapers, plus five unpaginated colour and b/white halftone plate sections. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Silver titles. Leaves slightly tanned, two formerly dog-eared. Monochrome, pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. This edition produced exclusively for sale by Marks and Spencer. Includes Prelims., 14 chapters, Career Record [to 2003], Index. Book weight approx. 900g. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. 
Price: 17.58 AUD
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11 Bellamy, Rex THE TENNIS SET
London Cassell 1972 0304290114 / 9780304290116 1st. [U.K.] Green H/cover + D/jacket Near Fine. Very Good+. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
206pp. Unpaginated [16 page], candidly-illustrated, b/white halftone plate section. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt-title there-on. Leaves clean. Monochrome, montage-style, illustrated, loose-plastic protected d/jacket mildly edgeworn, with short closed tears, otherwise v/good. A 'casual' look at the stars of the International Tennis Circuit of a [now] generation ago, written by a friend, as well as sports reporter; Rex Bellamy...Contents include: Foreword [by Mark Cox], Intro., Writing Game, A Few Trade Names, French Championships, ditto Italian and German, Wimbledon, United States Championships, Index. Book weight approx. 460gms. 
Price: 12.22 AUD
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DON'T DIE WITH THE MUSIC IN YOU, Bennett, Wayne, with Crawley, Steve
12 Bennett, Wayne, with Crawley, Steve DON'T DIE WITH THE MUSIC IN YOU
Sydney, N.S.W., Australia ABC Books 2007 0733322190 / 9780733322198 Revised Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
222pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly scuffed only. A book full of anecdotes, inspiration and homespun philosophies by respected Australian Rugby League coach and personality, Wayne Bennett. Contents include: Introduction, Forewords, Coaching, Winning, Rugby League, Teamwork, Role Models, Duty of Care, Epilogue. Book weight approx. 226g. Postage charge will be reduced as this book will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 11.28 AUD
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KEEPING IT REAL : The Darren 'Chuck' Berry Story  (Signed Copy), Berry, Darren, with Blake, Martin
13 Berry, Darren, with Blake, Martin KEEPING IT REAL : The Darren 'Chuck' Berry Story (Signed Copy)
Melbourne, VIC, Australia BAS Publishing 2004 1920910336 / 9781920910334 First Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
208pp., three unpaginated, candidly-illustrated colour-plate sections. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated (author in action) card wrapper bumped and softly creased on upper foredge corners. Signed by author (Darren Berry) on half-title page (using a felt pen), else textblock mildly bumped on upper foredge corner, leaves unmarked. Long-term Victorian wicket keeper Darren Berry relates his time at the highest level of his sport. Now retired, he is deeply involved as a senior coach in the shorter versions of the game of cricket . . . Contents include: Prelims., Preface (Steve Waugh), Foreword (Shane Warne), Introduction, 18 chapters, Epilogue, Career Statistics. Book weight approx. 440g. 
Price: 24.44 AUD
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DICKIE BIRD : My Autobiography, Bird, Dickie, with Lodge, Keith
14 Bird, Dickie, with Lodge, Keith DICKIE BIRD : My Autobiography
United Kingdom Hodder & Stoughton 1997 0340684577 / 9780340684573 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xiv, + 367pp., plus 2 x 8 page (b/white) and 2 x 8 page (colour) photographically-illustrated sections. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain green boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased at head. Foreword by Michael Parkinson. "Fiercely proud of his background as a Yorkshire miner's son, his story follows his youth in Barnsley, his early days as a cricketer, through to his career as an umpire and his experiences of the international scene, all told with total honesty by this very private person . . . " Contents include: Acks., Foreword, 22 chapters, Appendix I & II, Index. Book weight approx. 750g. 
Price: 14.10 AUD
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15 Birtley, Jack THE TRAGEDY OF RANDOLPH TURPIN
London New English Library 1975 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
160pp., unpaginated [8 page] candid and action-illustrated, b/w halftone plate section. Book clean, square. Trivial damage on rear board. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Leaves clean, but noticeably tanned, several formerly dog-eared. Action-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn, otherwise very good. "On the evening of July 10, 1951, Randolph Turpin [b. June, 1928, d. 17 May, 1966], from Leamington Spa, U.K., stunned the boxing world by beating the great American 'Sugar' Ray Robinson, and bringing the middle-weight championship of the world to Britain . . . " A subsequent 'roller-coaster' life culminated with his suicide on 17 May, 1966. Contents include: Intro., First weigh-in, First titles, Two lumps of sugar, Gamble of 1952, Olson affair, Turpin: Reporter's dream, Inquests, They never come back, Tax man called, They still talk, Epilogue, Appendix: Randolph Turpin's professional record, Index. Book weight approx. 400g. 
Price: 43.24 AUD
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BEHIND THE SCRUM : The Autobiography, Bracken, Kyran, with Griffiths, Edward
16 Bracken, Kyran, with Griffiths, Edward BEHIND THE SCRUM : The Autobiography
London Orion Books 2004 0752868446 / 9780752868448 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
vii, + 278pp., plus 2 x 8 page, mostly colour (several b/white), photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased only. "Bracken looks back over a remarkable career that has seen English rugby move from an amateur game run in an amateurish way, to one that is highly professional, very ambitious and brilliantly successful, as was finally proved on that famous night in Sydney in November, 2003 . . . " Book weight approx. 670g. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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THE GOLDEN YEARS : Stories from Hawthorn's Greatest Era, Browne, Ashley (Editor)
17 Browne, Ashley (Editor) THE GOLDEN YEARS : Stories from Hawthorn's Greatest Era
Docklands, VIC, Australia The Slattery Media Group 2011 1921778237 / 9781921778230 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Near Fine Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
279pp., illustrated throughout: colour and b/white halftone plates. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated, matt boards undamaged. Textblock pristine. Gloss illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn, plus a minor surface scratch, else very good. Manna for the dedicated Hawthorn fan, contents include: Prelims., Foreword (Luke Hodge), Introduction, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, The Powerbrokers, The Golden Years, Honour Roll, Writers, Credits. Book weight approx. 1.5 KG. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 70.50 AUD
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MATTHEW BURKE  : A Rugby Life, Burke, Matthew, with Heads, Ian
18 Burke, Matthew, with Heads, Ian MATTHEW BURKE : A Rugby Life
Sydney, N.S.W., Australia Macmillan 2005 1405036710 / 9781405036719 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xx, + 387pp., plus 1 x 16 page, colour and b/white photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm, white title there-on. Plain black boards very good. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has a soft crease to rear panel, minor rubbing. A Rugby Life celebrates a great sporting career. It is the inspirational tale of Burkey - the man, the peerless footballer and the supreme role model. Includes Foreword by George Gregan, 29 chapters, Statistics and records of Matthew Burke. Book weight approx 800g. 
Price: 11.28 AUD
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TEE TIMES : On the Road With the Ladies Professional Golf Tour, Burnett, Jim
19 Burnett, Jim TEE TIMES : On the Road With the Ladies Professional Golf Tour
New York Lisa Drew Book/Scribner 1997 0684831287 / 9780684831282 First Edition, Second Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Near Fine Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
400pp., plus 8 page, b/white, photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Black spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain green boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edge-creased only. "Come inside the gallery ropes, onto the fairways and greens of the Ladies Professional Golf Association Tour, where the best women golfers in the world do battle . . . Author Jim Burnett follows luminaries, journeywomen and rookies through a year on the Tour, 1996 . . . " Book weight approx. 685g. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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CAMPO : Still Entertaining.   (Signed Copy), Campese, David
20 Campese, David CAMPO : Still Entertaining. (Signed Copy)
Bronte, New South Wales, Australia Flick Pass Productions 2003 975113003 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
272pp., plus 3 x 8 page, b/white and colour, photographically-illustrated sections. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Signed by author, else leaves clean, with the slightest hint of tanning to textblock edges. Art-illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn only. Autobiography of former Australian rugby player, David Campese. Contents include; Foreword, 16 chapters, Career Statistics, Campo's Cucina. Book weight approx. 460g. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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