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THE HISTORY OF THE SORRENTO GOLF CUB

By: Barnaby, J.W.

Price: $17.10

Publisher: Sorrento, Victoria, Australia, The Sorrento Golf Club: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013008

ISBN: 0959879803

Condition: Good


viii, + 49pp., a name partially erased from front pastedown, noticeable biopredation on rear endpaper. B/white illustrations throughout: halftone plates and line-drawn course layouts. Book clean. Spine firm, lightly bumped and canted. Bright gilt titles over bumped green boards, with a small splash-stain on foredge of front board. Title page clipped along head, else textblock unmarked. This history of the Sorrento, Victoria, Golf Club was compiled by a member of long-standing, Mr. James W. Barnaby. It is an interesting history which covers the period from its inception early in the 20th centur... View more info

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THE RIVERSDALE GOLF CLUB . . . THROUGH THE AGES

By: Boundy, John

Price: $38.00

Publisher: Victoria, Australia, Riversdale Golf Club:

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 011940

Condition: Very Good +


No date (2010). 39pp. B/white halftone plates throughout (archival and contemporary). Oblong (landscape) format, produced by Loris Wilton. Book clean. Spine square, bumped on heel. Colour-art illustrated (Paul McDonald Smith, OAM) gloss boards undamaged. Text-block clean and unmarked. Art-illustrated (as boards), loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally bumped only. A brief pictorial history (words and photos compiled by John Boundy) issued to commemorate the opening of the new clubhouse at the Riversdale Golf Club, Melbourne, Victoria during 2010. Book weight approx. 485g. Size: 8vo [Oblo... View more info

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DREAMS, AND SONGS TO SING : A New History of Celtic

By: Campbell, Tom and Woods, Pat

Price: $24.70

Publisher: Edinburgh, Mainstream Publishing: 1996

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 007705

ISBN: 1851588485

Condition: Very Good +


350pp., plus 1 x 16 page, and 1 x 8 page (b/white), and 1 x 8 page (colour), historic and contemporary, photographic and archival illustrated sections. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Green boards negligibly scuffed. Leaves clean, small erasure mark to plain ffep., hint of tanning to edges. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn, tiny tear to foredge fold, front flap corner-creased, minimal scuffing. " . . . a compelling and thoroughly engrossing history of Celtic FC from its very earliest beginnings right up to the present day (1990s) . . . &#... View more info

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THE GRAND OLD FLAG: The History of the Melbourne Football Club

By: Carroll, Lynda

Price: $52.25

Publisher: South Yarra, VIC, Australia, Hardie Grant Books: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012990

ISBN: 1864980710

Condition: Very Good


xi, + 260pp. Illustrated throughout: b/white and colour plates (various sources). Book clean and square. Spine firm, bumped head and heel. Plain blue boards very lightly bumped on upper foredge corner, else undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjaxcket mildly edgeworn and bumped, with several minor, blind indentations. The story of the Melbourne Football Club starts at the very beginning of Australian Rules Football. This book relates the history of a proud and successful club . . . Contents include: Prelims., Acks., Introduction, Prologue, 8 chapters, Epilogu... View more info

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PRIDE OF THE BAY: The Story of the Glenelg Football Club 1920-2003

By: Cornwall, Peter and Wood, John

Price: $61.75

Publisher: Richmond, South Australia, Graphic Print Group: 2003

Edition: Second Edition, Revised

Seller ID: 012979

ISBN: 0975056107

Condition: Very Good +


(iii), v, + 406pp. Intext b/white halftone plate illustrations (archival and other sources) throughout, plus several cartoon-style sketch-drawings. Book clean and square. Spine firm, lightly bumped. Plain black boards ditto on head. Textblock unmarked. Colour-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn only. First published in 1999, this second revised and updated edition published in 2003 is a thorough telling of the story of the Glenelg Football Club. It was a less than ideal start for Glenelg in the South Australian Football League, but by 1925, after four seasons, the... View more info

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THE POINT OF IT ALL: The Story of St Kilda Football Club

By: Feldmann, Jules and Holmesby, Russell

Price: $133.00

Publisher: Victoria, Australia, Playright Publishing, for St Kilda Football Club: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013490

ISBN: 094985350X

Condition: Very Good +


319pp., illustrated throughout: action and candid colour, sepia and b/white halftone plates, plus several cartoon-style drawings. Book clean. White titles over nominally canted spine. Plain black boards undamaged. Red tinted endpapers. Textblock unmarked. Photographic, colour-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edgeworn only, with a minor blind indentation on spine. This is the story of the St. Kilda Football Club - a club formed in 1873, but, despite having had some of Australian Rules Football's greatest players represent them the club has experienced the pinnacle of th... View more info

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THE EVERTON STORY

By: Hodgson, Derek

Price: $17.10

Publisher: London, Arthur Barker Ltd: 1979

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 004865

ISBN: 0213167166

Condition: Good


142pp., b/white pictorial endpapers [different], plus halftone plate frontispiece, with like, candid and action illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. A nondescript [workplace presentation] inscription on half-title page, plus more than 50 names [all written in the same hand] on adjacent verso, otherwise leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated [montage-style], loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, lightly edgeworn, and has a minor sticker ghost on front flap. The story of Everton Football Club who, at the time of writing, had scored m... View more info

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MANCHESTER CITY : 125 Years of Football. A Pictorial History

By: James, Gary

Price: $28.50

Publisher: Cheshire, England, At Heart Limited (In Conjunction with Manchester City Football Club): 2006

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 011710

ISBN: 1845471032

Condition: Very Good +


144pp., colour and b/white photographic illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated gloss boards lightly bumped at head of spine. Like-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has a small nick to lower rear flap fold. From the rear panel: "From its very first season in 1880, Manchester City Football Club has captured the hearts and minds of the local people of Manchester. 125 years on and the passion and grittiness of the club and its players continue to attract thousands of loyal fans week in, week out. Starting with the birth of Manchester City, the bo... 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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THE ROYAL MELBOURNE GOLF CLUB: A Centenary History

By: Johnson, Joseph

Price: $38.00

Publisher: Black Rock, Victoria, Australia, The Royal Melbourne Golf Club: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013013

ISBN: 0646050656

Condition: Very Good +


256pp., illustrated endpapers, and illustrated throughout: colour plates (including frontispiece), b/white halftone plates and facsimiles (photographs -various sources: archival and private). Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain green boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Illustrated (Front: colour photographic. Rear: archival b/white montage) loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn and bumped, with blind writing indentations on rear panel. This book is an interesting centenary history of one of Australia's, and the world's, greatest golf clubs - the Ro... View more info

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SEVENTY YEARS : A History of the Metropolitan Golf Club, Oakleigh, Victoria

By: Kissling, John

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, The Metropolitan Golf Club: 1986

Edition: Revised.

Seller ID: 012673

ISBN: 0958905002

Condition: Very Good +


156pp., colour plate frontispiece. Unpaginated candid and archival b/w halftone plates throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn, with sunned spine and strip of adjacent front panel. Including the history of the Caulfield Golf Club, and a short account of early golf in Victoria, this history of the Metropolitan Golf Club (first published about 1973; this revised edition 1986), covers early days, problems surmounted, and subsequent growth . . . Contents include: Prelims., Part 1: Before 1901; ... View more info

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SAND AND SUCCESS: A History of Huntingdale Golf Club

By: Meldrum, Brian and Mansfield, Garry

Price: $34.20

Publisher: South Oakleigh, Victoria, Australia, Huntingdale Golf Club: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013427

ISBN: 0646281356

Condition: Very Good +


ix, + 144pp., illustrated throughout: endpapers, frontispiece, photographic colour plates and b/white halftone plates. Book clean. Vivid silver title over mildly canted spine. Club emblem in silver and gold over undamaged, blue faux-leather boards. Textblock unmarked. Attached ribbon bookmark ditto. Colour, photographically-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally bumped and edgeworn only. Through hard work and dedication the members of the Huntingdale Golf Club, Victoria, have established one of the world's great golf courses. The authors detail the events, experiences and pe... View more info

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An Account of the First Fifty Years of The Peninsula Country Golf Club and Entitled : IT'S YOUR HONOUR

By: Pacini, John

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Victoria, Australia, The Peninsula Country Golf Club:

Seller ID: 010429

Condition: Very Good


No publication date (c. 1975). Limited edition, this copy stamped 454 on title page. 68pp., duotone archival photographic illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm, mildly canted, gilt title there-on. Sunned strip to front panel of maroon boards (gilt insignia and title to same), light bumps to foredge corners. Faint foxing splotches to introductory pages, and endpapers. Foreword by Ian F. Beaurepaire, President (1975). A history of The Peninsula Country Golf Club, Frankston, Victoria, Australia, 'officially born' in 1925. Contents include: Foreword, Preface, 12 chapters, Epilogue, Lists o... View more info

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A CENTURY OF THE BEST: The Stories of Collingwood's Favourite Sons

By: Roberts, Michael

Price: $24.70

Publisher: Abbotsford, Victoria, Australia, Collingwood Football Club: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013444

ISBN: 064605886X

Condition: Very Good +


xii, + 436pp., b/white halftone plate endpapers, plus intext colour and b/white halftone plates, with several caricature illustrations. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over minimally bumped spine. Plain black boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Colour-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly bumped and edgeworn only. Somewhat subjective, 'A Century of The Best' comprises biographies of 100 of Collingwood's favourite players who have represented the club over the hundred years of the club's existence. Manna for Collingwood fans, contents include: Prelims., Foreword, P... View more info

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ST. ANDREWS: Home of Golf

By: Robertson, James K.

Price: $20.90

Publisher: St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland, Citizen Office: 1967

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 003827

Condition: Very Good +


173pp., course layout endpapers [different]. Unpaginated candid, archival b/white halftone plates, plus five colour plates, most two-to-view. Intext hole-by-hole line-drawn layout and small sketch-illustrations. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Random flecks on text-block edges, otherwise leaves unmarked. Art-illustrated [J. Putter], loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped nominally edgeworn and soiled. "The most important place in the evolution of golf is St. Andrews. This volume seeks to outline something of the unique part [it] has played in shapin... View more info

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WITHIN A BULL'S ROAR: Celebrating the First 75 Years of the Portsea Golf Club 1926-2000

By: Thomson, Syd and Powell, Pauline, et al

Price: $61.75

Publisher: Portsea, VIC, Australia, Portsea Golf Club: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013259

ISBN: 0646415042

Condition: Near Fine


156pp., photographic, colour-plate endpapers (different images front and rear). Illustrated throughout: b/white halftone plates (various sources), line-drawings, and facsimiles. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain blue boards undamaged. Textblock pristine. Colour, photographically-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally bumped and edgeworn only. This contents of this history of the Portsea Golf Club, Victoria, Australia, include: Prelims., Acks., Section 1/ The Formation of the Portsea Golf Club 1926-1949. Section 2/ Management and Member... View more info

SCOTLAND THE TEAM

By: Ward, Andrew

Price: $14.25

Publisher: Derby, Great Britain, Breedon Books Publishing Co.: 1987

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 004836

ISBN: 0907969348

Condition: Good+


159pp., illustrated throughout, mostly b/white candid halftone plates. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, slightly wavy ffep. foredge. Montage-style, pictorially-illustrated, plastic covered dustjacket is only lightly edgeworn, but has been affixed by the flaps to the pastedowns with glue and tape."Scotland The Team" is the first-ever book on the history of the Scotland International Team, chronicling the 115-year history season-by-season, the star internationals profiled individually. Also includes a concise report on the tragic Ibrox Disaster, when on 5 April, 1902, ter... View more info

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SNOW ON ST. BERNARD -Wangaratta Ski Club Jubilee Book 1930-1980

By: [Ed.] Callander, Bill and Osborne, Bruce

Price: $43.70

Publisher: Victoria, Australia, Wangaratta Ski Club: 1980

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 000618

Condition: Very Good


216pp., Number 926 of a limited number edition. Volume is crammed full of historic and candid colour and b/w illustrations. Book clean, square, spine firm, minor scratch on front cover, leaves clean, else v/g. Loose-plastic protected, art illustrated dustjacket [R.W.Rowed] has short closed tear, creased edgewear and smoke stained spine, blind indentations on rear panels. Intended primarily for Wangaratta Ski Club members [former, current, future], nevertheless this volume will interest many non-members. Numerous contents [too many to list] include: Origins, First decade, 1939 Bushfires, Early ... View more info

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THE HISTORY OF BIRCHFIELD HARRIERS 1877-1988

By: [Editors]: Professor W.O. Alexander and Wilfred Morgan

Price: $17.10

Publisher: Birmingham, U.K., Birchfield Harriers: 1988

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 005186

ISBN: 0951408208

Condition: Very Good


124pp., intext, b/white archival halftone plate illustrations, plus several colour sponsorship advertisements. Book clean and square. Spine firm. A former owner's details on front pastedown, small splash specks on same and ffep., otherwise leaves clean. Illustrated (art and photographic) gloss boards nominally bumped only. No dustjacket (as issued). A detailed history of Birchfield Harriers, from formation to 1988. Numerous contents from 'The Ashton Lower Grounds' to Club's Officers and Birchfield Statistics. Book weight approx. 700g. View more info

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CAPITAL GOLF CLUB

By: [None noted]

Price: $28.50

Publisher: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Hudson Conway Limited: 1998

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 002763

Condition: Near Fine


56pp., printed endpapers. Intext, stunning colour plates throughout. Book clean, square. Spine tight. Gilt titles on dark blue cloth boards. Leaves pristine. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn, anticipatory clear tape protection applied to reverse-side folds. The Capital Golf Club is situated in the Melbourne, Victoria, sandbelt suburb of Heatherton. Designed by five-time British Open champion, Peter Thompson, for Melbourne's Crown Casino head Lloyd Williams, this massive luxurious undertaking spared no expense . . . Contents include: The Vision, Cou... View more info