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OPEN SEASON

By: Akermanis, Jason, with Smart, Gary

Price: $13.16

Publisher: Prahran, VIC, Australia, Hardie Grant Books: 2010

Edition: First Edition, First Impression

Seller ID: 010274

ISBN: 1740668243

Condition: Very Good +


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 o... View more info

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THE FAB FIVE : Basketball, Trash Talk, the American Dream

By: Albom, Mitch

Price: $23.50

Publisher: New York, Warner Books: 1993

Edition: Third Impression

Seller ID: 011692

ISBN: 0446517348

Condition: Very Good +


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 camp... View more info

FOOTBALL CLUB MANAGER

By: Alec Stock. [edited by] Byron Butler

Price: $10.34

Publisher: London, Sportsmans Book Club: 1969

Seller ID: 002850

Condition: Very Good


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., W... View more info

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SACKED COACH : Life . . . Football . . . Death

By: Alves, Stan, with Davies, Col

Price: $11.28

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Crown Content: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010137

ISBN: 1863503978

Condition: Very Good +


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 ... View more info

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QUEST FOR GOLD

By: Andrews, Malcolm

Price: $15.04

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W., Australia, ABC Books: 2000

Edition: First Edition, First Impression

Seller ID: 009738

ISBN: 0733309038

Condition: Very Good +


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 ... View more info

A GOLFER'S LIFE

By: Arnold Palmer with James Dodson

Price: $17.58

Publisher: London, Century: 1999

Edition: 1st U.K. Edition, 1st Impression

Seller ID: 002910

ISBN: 071267926X

Condition: Near Fine


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 ... View more info

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OVER THE EDGE : A Regular Guy's Odyssey in Extreme Sports

By: Bane, Michael

Price: $18.80

Publisher: New York, Macmillan: 1996

Edition: First Edition, 1st Impression

Seller ID: 012428

ISBN: 0028604261

Condition: Very Good +


(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... View more info

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SPUN OUT : The Shane Warne Story

By: Barry, Paul

Price: $28.20

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W., Australia, Bantam: 2006

Edition: First Edition, First Impression

Seller ID: 009635

ISBN: 1863255966

Condition: Near Fine


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-t... View more info

DAVID BECKHAM: My Side

By: Beckham, David with Watt, Tom

Price: $17.58

Publisher: London, CollinsWillow: 2003

Edition: 1st Thus, 1st Impression

Seller ID: 004439

ISBN: 0007692757

Condition: Very Good +


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... View more info

THE TENNIS SET

By: Bellamy, Rex

Price: $12.22

Publisher: London, Cassell: 1972

Edition: 1st. [U.K.]

Seller ID: 002474

ISBN: 0304290114

Condition: Near Fine.


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 ... View more info

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KEEPING IT REAL : The Darren 'Chuck' Berry Story (Signed Copy)

By: Berry, Darren, with Blake, Martin

Price: $24.44

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, BAS Publishing: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 012131

ISBN: 1920910336

Condition: Very Good


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 involv... View more info

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DICKIE BIRD : My Autobiography

By: Bird, Dickie, with Lodge, Keith

Price: $14.10

Publisher: United Kingdom, Hodder & Stoughton: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010139

ISBN: 0340684577

Condition: Very Good +


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... View more info

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THE TRAGEDY OF RANDOLPH TURPIN

By: Birtley, Jack

Price: $43.24

Publisher: London, New English Library: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002848

Condition: Very Good


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 ... View more info

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BEHIND THE SCRUM : The Autobiography

By: Bracken, Kyran, with Griffiths, Edward

Price: $16.92

Publisher: London, Orion Books: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009939

ISBN: 0752868446

Condition: Very Good +


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 prov... View more info

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MATTHEW BURKE : A Rugby Life

By: Burke, Matthew, with Heads, Ian

Price: $11.28

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W., Australia, Macmillan: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011448

ISBN: 1405036710

Condition: Very Good +


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 ch... View more info

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TEE TIMES : On the Road With the Ladies Professional Golf Tour

By: Burnett, Jim

Price: $16.92

Publisher: New York, Lisa Drew Book/Scribner: 1997

Edition: First Edition, Second Impression

Seller ID: 010404

ISBN: 0684831287

Condition: Near Fine


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 an... View more info

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CAMPO : Still Entertaining. (Signed Copy)

By: Campese, David

Price: $18.80

Publisher: Bronte, New South Wales, Australia, Flick Pass Productions: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 009277

ISBN: 975113003

Condition: Very Good +


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. View more info

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THE WAVE WITHIN

By: Carroll, Tom and Willcox, Kirk

Price: $15.04

Publisher: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Ironbark (Pan Macmillan): 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012571

ISBN: 0330356062

Condition: Very Good


(vii), + 187pp., unpaginated halftone plate sections: one in colour, two in b/white. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Photographically-illustrated card wrapper lightly edgeworn only. Textblock slightly tanned, else unmarked. The story of multi-titled world surfing champion Tom Carroll, born Sydney, Australia in 1962. Contents include: Prelims., Foreword (Nick Carroll), 10 chapters, Epilogue. Book weight approx. 450g. View more info

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CHAPPELLI : Ian Chappell's Life Story. (Signed Copy)

By: Chappell, Ian

Price: $37.60

Publisher: Richmond, Victoria, Australia, Hutchinson Group (Australia): 1976

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed By Author

Seller ID: 009666

ISBN: 009130170X

Condition: Very Good


206pp., four unpaginated, candid and action-illustrated, b/white halftone plate sections. Book clean. Spine firm, but lightly bumped and mildly canted. Plain green boards undamaged. A concise personal inscription, signed by author on title page, else text-block unmarked. Pictorially illustrated (author in action), loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, with several repaired closed tears, else good. Whenever Australia's test cricket captains are discussed and compar... View more info

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FORWARD FOR ENGLAND

By: Charlton, Bobby

Price: $8.79

Publisher: London, Sportsmans Book Club: 1969

Seller ID: 003754

Condition: Very Good


184pp., unpaginated [16 page] candid and action-illustrated, b/white halftone plate section. Book clean and square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Leaves clean. Sketch-art illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn and abraded, noticeably sunned on spine, which also has a closed tear. Bobby Charlton: the very name is enough to conjure up dreamy memories in the hearts and minds of British Football fans, and this volume will enhance many recollection... View more info