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XIIth COMMONWEALTH GAMES. Brisbane 1982

By: Agostini, Mike (Compiled/Edited by)

Price: $16.15

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, Australian Broadcasting Commission: 1982

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 007118

ISBN: 0642975426

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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THE BLACK PEARL: No Regrets

By: Bruton, Cal, with Brayshaw, Ian

Price: $47.50

Publisher: Subiaco, Western Australia, Cal Bruton Enterprises: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013580

ISBN: 0646032836

Condition: Very Good +


208pp., plus two, unpaginated, captioned b/white halftone plate sections. Book clean and square. Backstrip undamaged. Colour-illustrated gloss boards nominally bumped only. Textblock unmarked. Calvin 'Cal' Bruton, born September, 1954, was an elite basketball player in the United States when he accepted an offer to play for the Brisbane Bullets in the 1979 inaugural season of the Australian National Basketball League (NBL). The contribution Cal Bruton was to make as both player, and later coach, in Australian professional basketball is legendary . . . Naturalised as an Aussie in 1983, this is ... View more info

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TALKING FOOTBALL : The 1997 Club 10 Diaries of Wayne Carey, Glen Jakovich, Tony Lockett, Michael Voss and Gavin Wanganeen

By: Christison, Darren (Edited by)

Price: $23.75

Publisher: Sydney, NSW, Australia, Ironbark: 1997

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 008842

ISBN: 0330360310

Condition: Very Good +


248pp., plus 2 x 16 page, b/white, photographically illustrated sections, b/w illustrations intext. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper mildly scuffed only. "Five club champions from five different capital cities tell the story of their very different 1997 seasons. With dramatic inside coverage of all the triumphs and heartaches of the closest fought and most competitive season in memory, 'Talking Football' takes you behind the scenes and inside the lives of five of AFL's superstars. Each week - from pre-season training to the Grand Final itself - is cove... View more info

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FIGHTERS BY TRADE : Highlights of Australian Boxing

By: Drane, Robert

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, ABC Books: 2008

Edition: First Edition, First Impression.

Seller ID: 009598

ISBN: 0733324010

Condition: Very Good +


vi, + 358pp., b/white photographic illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has a tiny corner crease, else excellent condition. "This knockout combination of history and true life stories of some of the Australian and international greats such as Les Darcy, Vic Patrick, Lionel Rose, Jeff Fenech, Kostya Tszyu, Young Griffo and Johnny Famechon illuminates boxing in all its literal and symbolic glory." Contents include: Author's Note, 16 chapters over two 'parts', Part III-Epilogue, Acks., Picture Credits. Book weight approx. 500g. Size: 8vo - ... View more info

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FULL TIME : A Coach's Memoirs

By: Dwyer, Bob, with Jameson, Neil

Price: $14.25

Publisher: Sydney, NSW, Australia, Macmillan: 2004

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 005722

ISBN: 1405036087

Condition: Near Fine


vii, + 296pp., unpaginated, candidly-illustrated, colour, duo-tone, and b/white halftone plate section. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Pictorial-portrait illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. Football professor, rugby revolutionary, and architect . . . these and other accolades are directed at Bob Dwyer, legendary coach of the Wallabies Australian World Cup victory in 1991. This is his story . . . Contents include: Prelims., 5 'parts', Epilogue, Appendices: Awards, Wallabies' coaching record, Rugby career 1984-2001. Book weight approx. 690g. View more info

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THE MAGPIE YEARS '95 : The Continuing Story of the Collingwood Football Club (Volume 3)

By: Hansen, Brian

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Mount Waverley, Victoria, Australia, Brian Hansen Publications: 1995

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 009295

ISBN: 0646261932

Condition: Very Good +


208pp., 16 page colour photographically-illustrated section, plus b/white photographic illustrations throughout (Ken Rainsbury). Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated (team photo to rear cover)card wrapper negligibly scuffed only. An intended annual publication, 'The Magpie Years' was first published in 1993 to complement 'The Centenary History of the Collingwood Football Club', 1992. Numerous contents, including The Year, Match-by-Match. Book weight approx. 600g. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

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THE MAGPIE YEARS '94

By: Hansen, Brian

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Mount Waverley, Victoria, Australia, Brian Hansen Publications: 1994

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 009305

ISBN: 0646164953

Condition: Very Good +


240pp., 16 page colour, photographically-ilustrated section (includes team photo), plus b/white photographic illustrations throughout (Ken Rainsbury). Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly scuffed only. An intended annual publication, 'The Magpie Years' was first published in 1993 to complement 'The Centenary History of the Collingwood Football Club', 1992. Numerous contents, including The Year, Match-by-Match. Book weight approx. 580g. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

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THE MAGPIE YEARS '93

By: Hansen, Brian

Price: $20.90

Publisher: Cheltenham, Victoria, Australia, Brian Hansen Publications: 1993

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 009306

ISBN: 0646164953

Condition: Very Good +


224pp., 16 page colour, photographically-illustrated section (includes team photo), plus b/white photographic illustrations throughout (Ken Rainsbury). Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper (team photo to rear panel) has soft corner crease, and is negligibly scuffed only. An intended annual publication, 'The Magpie Years' was first published in 1993 to complement 'The Centenary History of the Collingwood Football Club', 1992. Numerous contents, including The Year, Match-by-Match. Book weight approx. 580g. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

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THE MAGPIE YEARS '95 : The Continuing Story of the Collingwood Football Club (Volume 3)

By: Hansen, Brian

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Mount Waverley, Victoria, Australia, Brian Hansen Publications: 1995

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 012457

ISBN: 0646261932

Condition: Very Good +


208pp., 16 page colour photographically-illustrated section, plus b/white photographic illustrations throughout (Ken Rainsbury). Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated (team photo to rear cover)card wrapper has a small pressure mark to rear panel. An intended annual publication, 'The Magpie Years' was first published in 1993 to complement 'The Centenary History of the Collingwood Football Club', 1992. Numerous contents, including The Year, Match-by-Match. Book weight approx. 600g. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

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THIS FOOTBALL CENTURY

By: Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim

Price: $17.10

Publisher: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Wilkinson Books: 1996

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 009095

ISBN: 186350222X

Condition: Very Good +


258pp., b/white archival photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, with the slightest hint of tanning to edges. Pictorially-illustrated card wrapper has a small, soft crease to lower front and rear panel, light bump to head of spine. " . . . tells how the VFL/AFL spawned at a humble meeting in a Melbourne art gallery in 1896, grew to become a national obsession. The VFL/AFL survived two world wars without interruption and, in the process, spawned generation after generation of football heroes . . . " Contents include: Introduction, 1890s-1996.... View more info

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THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LEAGUE FOOTBALLERS

By: Jim Main and Russell Holmesby

Price: $17.10

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Wilkinson Books (Imprint): 1994

Edition: First Thus.

Seller ID: 007463

ISBN: 1863501754

Condition: Very Good


(vi) + 520pp., alphabet, chapter-heading halftone plate illustrations of noted player whose surname begins with the appropriate letter. Book clean and square. Spine firm, with just a hint of a reading crease. Leaves tanned. Illustrated card wrapper lightly edgeworn, and creased on rear wrap. Revised to take the reader up to 1993, this biographical list of Australian Rules footballers who have played at VFL level . . . Contents include: Prelims., Intro., Alphabetical List. Book weight approx. 450g. View more info

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BIRDIES AND BILLABONGS : A History of the Kew Golf Club 1894-1994

By: Johnson, Joseph

Price: $20.90

Publisher: East Kew, Victoria, Australia, The Kew Golf Club: 1994

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 008441

ISBN: 0646181726

Condition: Very Good


x, + 206pp., facsimile 'Survey of Allotments-Parish of Boroondara, County of Bourke, Robert Hoddle, Surveyor, April 1844', illustrated endpapers. Intext colour plates, translucent fold-out overlay, plus b/white halftone plates throughout. Oblong format. Bright gilt title over mildly bumped and cocked spine. Plain blue boards very good. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn only. "The Kew Golf Club, Melbourne's third oldest, was formed in 1894 at the instigation of two prominent local citizens, James Anderson and Fred Fitts . . . author J... View more info

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VALLEY OF THE KINGS: A History of the W.S. Cox Plate

By: Kirkwood, Rhett and Meldrum, Brian

Price: $45.60

Publisher: Glen Iris, Victoria, Australia, Equus Marketing: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013361

ISBN: 0957797303

Condition: Very Good +


212pp., plus (iii). Printed endpapers. Intext, b/white halftone plates throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, lightly bumped head and heel. Bright gilt titles. Minor bumps on lower foredge corners. Textblock pristine. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn and bumped on spine. A most fascinating book for anyone interested in the history of horse-racing in Victoria/Australia - it tells the story of Australia's premier weight-for-age race - The W. (William) S. (Samuel) Cox Plate . . . Contents include: Prelims., Acks., Author Bio's. A Farm Transformed. A Club is ... View more info

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AFL RECORD SEASON GUIDE 2012 : The Official Statistical History of the AFL

By: Lovett, Michael (Edited by)

Price: $20.90

Publisher: Australian Football League: 2012

Seller ID: 011214

Condition: Very Good +


1088pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly surface scuffed only. "The AFL Record Season Guide 2012 is the 17th edition of what has become the statistical bible of the AFL. The 2012 Season Guide contains more than 1000 pages crammed with statistics, history and information as well as a thorough review of the 2011 season and a comprehensive preview of the 2012 season. It also includes full details on the draft, profiles on every player in the competition - from rookies to superstars - and a history of all finals and award winners. The cover feat... View more info

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FLY FISHING FOR TROUT

By: Massy, Robert

Price: $28.50

Publisher: Terrey Hills, N.S.W., Australia, A.H. & A.W.Reed: 1976

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 008763

ISBN: 0589071831

Condition: Very Good


174pp., two-colour line-drawn map endpapers. B/white halftone plate (author netting a fine specimen) frontispiece, plus intext (mostly) instructional b/white half-tone plates, sketch-art, and line-drawings, throughout. Book clean. Spine firm, lightly bumped on head and heel. Plain blue boards very good. Text-block unmarked. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn and nipped, with a significant, tape-repaired tear diagonally from the middle of the front fold to the top of the spine (no paper loss). The author has spent a lifetime fly fishing the trout waters of sout... View more info

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HOW TO CATCH AUSTRALIA'S MOST POPULAR FISH

By: Mensforth, Shane

Price: $12.35

Publisher: Croydon, Victoria, Australia, Australian Fishing Network (AFN): 1997

Edition: First Thus.

Seller ID: 006543

ISBN: 0958714320

Condition: Very Good +


96pp., b/white halftone and line-drawn illustrations (floats and rigs) throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper minimally edgeworn, plus soft corner crease to front. A down-to-earth fishing guide for kids to adults who are seeking to expand their angling knowledge. Includes general information, fishing techniques, bait and berley, tackle, preparation and eating qualities, and rigs for each included variety of fish (28 in total), plus Lure Chart at rear. Book weight approx. 160g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed w... View more info

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THE QUICK & THE DEAD : Stawell & Its Race Through Time

By: Perry, John

Price: $17.10

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, University of New South Wales Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 008915

ISBN: 0868407240

Condition: Good +


xiv, + 286pp., plus 1 x 8 page, and 1 x 4 page, b/white photographically-illustrated sections. Book clean, square. Spine firm, reading crease there-on. Leaves clean, soft crease to first page, slight tanning to edges. Illustrated card wrapper has a soft vertical crease, plus corner crease, to front panel. " . . . a complete, rounded and stylish piece of writing that uses one traditional event in the life of one town to tell human stories - of individuals, their community, their experiences, their history - and by doing so recreates an image of rural life and rural Australia that is deeply ... View more info

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AUSTRALIAN FISH GUIDE

By: Prokop, Frank

Price: $17.10

Publisher: Croydon, VIC, Australia, Australian Fishing Network: 2002

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 009634

ISBN: 1865130087

Condition: Very Good +


224pp., colour art illustrations throughout by Trevor Hawkins. Rigs by Geoff Wilson. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly scuffed only. "Containing detailed descriptions, accurate illustrations and diagrams of the best rigs to catch each fish, this book is an invaluable reference for any fishers, fresh or saltwater, wanting to identify their catch . . . Easy to follow colour coded sections include Freshwater Sportfish, Freshwater Baitfish, Estuary/Surf species, Inshore Reef species, Offshore Reef species, Marlin species, Tuna species, Shark and ... View more info

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GOLD RUSH : A Decade of Success

By: Pyke, Frank

Price: $24.70

Publisher: South Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Victorian Institute of Sport: 2000

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 008558

Condition: Very Good +


74pp., plus (ii). Full-page, b/white, candid and action illustrated halftone plates. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated boards nominally bumped only. Leaves clean and unmarked. No dustjacket (as issued?). Produced by the Victorian Institute of Sport (V.I.S.) in celebration of their first decade, having begun in 1990. Featuring many of the Institute's successes, many of whom will (did) compete in the Sydney 2000 Olympics. In the decade since its inception, the V.I.S. has produced 48 World Champions, plus Junior, Youth, Olympic and Paralympic Gold Medallists . . . Contents include: P... View more info

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THE OFFICIAL COLLINGWOOD ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA : Featuring the Champions of the Collingwood Hall of Fame and the Team of the Century

By: Roberts, Michael, and McFarlane, Glenn

Price: $33.25

Publisher: Docklands, VIC, Australia, Geoff Slattery Publishing: 2004

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 011488

ISBN: 0734407165

Condition: Very Good +


208pp., colour and b/white illustrations throughout. Black and white montage illustrated endpapers. Book clean, square. Spine firm, white title there-on. White title to front panel of undamaged black boards. Leaves clean. Montage illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly surface indented only. Featuring the champions of the Collingwood Hall of Fame and the Team of The Century, and almost 300 photographs, 'The Official Collingwood Illustrated Encyclopedia' explains the club, blemishes and all. Contents include: Foreword, Introduction, Through the Decades, Magpie Icons, The Grea... View more info