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The Sporting Century: 50 Momentous Stories in Sports History by Edited by Alan English (£17.50)Publisher: CollinsWillow — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0723010447]Condition: Near Fine - in Very Good DJ. DJ has what appears to lots of tiny paint droplets in various places… attractive in an abstract sort of way but obviously detracts from the purists pleasure. Otherwise, a very nice copy.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. Looks in detail at 50 of the most extraordinary and remarkable of events in all different sports and countries.Notes: Size: 12½" x 9¾". 224 pages. Tags: aerofoil aikido alpine amateurs aquaplane archery arrow ashes assist association athletics autocross back-heel backstop backstroke badminton baguette ballast ballooning barbell barrel baseball basketball batting beach bench biathlon billiards birdie bobsleigh boots boules bouncer bowler bowling bowls boxing brakeman bridging bronco bull's-eye bully-off bunker caddie camel cannon canoe canoeing catcher centre chanko-nabe
P&P: UK 1st £6.00. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £9.06. EU Air £9.10. ROW Surface £9.06. ROW Air £16.72
Sports Facts 1979 by ANON (£13.00)Publisher: MacDonalds & Janes — 1979Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0354090755]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little light edgewear to the dust wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Records all the major sporting events of 1978 at home and abroad, and is an invaluable reference work for all sport followers, and particular value to sport quiz enthusiasts. 345pp. Index. Size: 8vo Demy (8½" x 5½")Notes: 345 pages. Tags: aerofoil aikido alpine amateurs aquaplane archery arrow ashes assist association athletics autocross back-heel backstop backstroke badminton baguette ballast ballooning barbell barrel baseball basketball batting beach bench biathlon billiards birdie bobsleigh boots boules bouncer bowler bowling bowls boxing brakeman bridging bronco bull's-eye bully-off bunker caddie camel cannon canoe canoeing catcher centre chanko-nabe
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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Doors Open by Ian Rankin (£10.50)Publisher: Orion — 2008Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9780752890715]Condition: Near Fine.Description: From the cover: “Mike Mackenzie is a self-made man with too much time on his hands and a bit of the devil in his soul. He is looking for something to liven up the days and perhaps give new meaning to his existence. A chance encounter at an art auction offers him the opportunity to do just that as he settles on a plot to commit a ‘perfect crime’. He intends to rip-off one of the mo high-profile targets in Edinburgh – the National Gallery of Scotland.”.Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). 260 pages. Tags: self-made software mogul consortium nightclubs city life surfing valuable artwork crime edinburgh national gallery scotland rankin
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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West Coast Story by Rob Burt & Patsy North (£10.50)Publisher: London, New York, Sydney, Totonto: Hamlyn — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0600393933]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Remainder mark to the foot of the text block. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;Notes: Size: 12" x 9". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 96 pages. Tags: north 0600393933 rock music united states california history criticism west coast american surfing cult
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72

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Sailboard Racing by Rainer Gutjahr (£9.50)Publisher: Nautical Books — 1981Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0333322134]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Board sailing has made such rapid strides as a popular sport that in 1980 a sail board class was added to the Olympic Games. Now boards are raced wherever there is a suitable stretch of water and this highly illustrated book shows how to enjoy the competition. The author first discusses the best sort of board and sail for racing together with hints and tips on the equipment. He follows this up with board sailing techniques especially suitable for racing. Then comes the race itself with particular emphasis on the wind conditions to which board sailors are vulnerable. Racing rules, with minor variations for boards as compared with boats, are explained. All these topics are given close attention with precise line drawings and appealing photographs. The final chapter deals with physical training for board racing.”Notes: Size: 8¼" x 7¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 119 pages. Tags: 360° adjustable adjustment aids all-round all-weather attack backwards balancing beam bearing boardsailing boardsailor’s boom breakers broad buoy buoyancy camber capsize catapult centreboard changing channel charchulla close-hauled daggerboard dip diving duck falling falls fin flop freestyle gear getting gibing glove gradually gybe harness harnesses hawaii helicopter hooks jet joint knots leaping luff
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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The Surfer's Travel Guide: Australia by Chris Rennie (£9.50)Publisher: Liquid Addictions — 1998Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0646356941]Condition: Very Good. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps;Notes: Size: 8¼" x 6". 321 pages. Tags: rennie 0646356941 surfing australia guide directories travel holidays
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22
The Wind Is Free: Windsurfing with Ken Winner by Ken Winner; Roger Jones; (£9.50)Publisher: Pelham — 1981Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0720712661]Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps with a light crease to the bottom corner of the upper wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Later printing. Illustrated with B&W photographs and diagrams. From the cover: “Since the invention of windsurfing more than a decade ago, the world has started a love affair with the sport. Whether you want to fly over the water at 25 knots in a cloud of spray, or glide quietly in light breezes, the affair is a thrill to remember.

For this book U.S. Champion Ken Winner and Canadian writer Roger Jones have combined their talents to teach and demonstrate the skills of balance, precision, and speed. Whether you are a total beginner or a more experienced sailor who wants the challenge of basic or advanced racing, high-performance windsurfing, wave jumping or surfing, this book is for you.

Illustrated throughout with over 200 photographs and drawings, The Wind Is Free includes chapters on how to get started, basic sailing theory, windsurfing in stronger winds, appropriate attire, buying and maintaining equipment, racing and freestyle methods, surf and wave sailing, a glossary of terms, and a brief guide to windsurfing around the world.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by James R. Drake. Size: 11" x 8½". 128 pages. Tags: abeam baja-board beam beating britain broad close-hauled daggerboard darby drake experienced gybe hoyle jibe jim leeward manuals newman pearls periodicals reach sailboard sailing sailors schweitzer sheeting suit surf surfing wave wet windsurfing
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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Windsurfing by Uwe Mares; Reinhart Winkler; (£8.50)Publisher: Nautical — 1977Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0245530118]Condition: Good+. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding, a little faded. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs & diagrams. 2nd Impression. From the cover: “Windsurfing means sailing with the simplest of equipment; it is easy to learn and then you become almost part of the waves and the wind in a more personal way than in any other sport.

Started by the American Hoyle Schweitzer, windsurfing is certain to gain worldwide popularity. Crew and board form a combined unit, steered by balance and with no need for a rudder.

Olympic helmsman Uwe Mares and Kiel sports instructor Reinhart Winkler have produced this book intended for beginners as well as for ambitious racing surfers.

It is a practical book, with methodically planned steps right through from simple balancing exercises to advanced racing techniques. Numerous photographs and drawings support the text.”
Notes: Size: 8½" x 6". Pictorial boards. 92 pages. Tags: advanced alongside backwards battens beam bearing beating bend boom capsize centre coming effort falling getting going gybe hauled joint jump kite lateral leech leeward luff manuals mast olympic physical planing pressure racing reaching resistance rules sailing skeg slalom stronger surf surfing swing tack tacking tactics universal waters wave windsurfer windsurfing windward wishbone
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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Young Observer Action Guide: Things To Do, Places To Visit, Sports And Holidays In England And Wales by Compiled by Betty James; Pat Salmon; (£8.50)Publisher: George Allen & Unwin — 1982Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0047900059]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper with some light spotting to the panels. Pages deeply tanned by age.Description: From the cover: “Photography, sailing, acting, dancing, film making, cycling, football, badminton, fishing, gliding, goatherding, music, theatre, steam railways, pottery, fossil hunting, climbing, pony-trekking, camping, orienteering. This book will help you find out about activities you’ve always wanted to try, or which have suddenly caught your imagination. The guide explains how you can follow your interest near home or holiday resort and lists key addresses and telephone numbers to help you put plans into action. A-Z listing of clubs, societies, workshops and groups for every kind of interest. Geographical guide to places to visit. Customs, folk events and things to see and do. Forty different sports with names and addresses of organisations. 150 holiday suggestions to take by yourself or with friends. Comprehensive activity index.”Notes: Size: 8" x 5¼". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 168 pages. Tags: drum-majorettes wheelwrighting identification cross-country organisations instrumental buttermaking navigational birdwatching trampolining conservation orienteering construction play-writing competition locomotives photography fairgrounds woodcarving expeditions monasteries electronics instruction archaeology horse-drawn meteorology playgrounds snorkelling traditional watersports discoverers windsurfing proficiency exhibitions butterflies goatkeeping clay-pigeon hydroplanes restoration custard-pie volleyball activities tight-rope cathedrals geological collecting scrambling watermills leadership silverwork hostelling
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72
Fact File Sport by Peter Brooke-Ball (£7.50)Publisher: W. H. Smith — 1991Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0906279607]Condition: Very Good. Leans slightly.Description: From the cover: “The perfect companion for all sports enthusiasts — a compendium of international sports, each described in terms of its history and development, its basic rules, equipment and ruling bodies. Personality profiles describe the achievements of outstanding sportsmen and sportswomen. The book is divided into the following ‘files’: Combat Sports; Target Sports; Cue Sports Winter Sports; Water Sports; Court Games Motor Sports; Goal Sports; Bat and Ball Games Equestrian Events; Golf; Lawn Games Athletics; Gymnastic Sports; Cycling Multi-discipline Sports; Over 250 diagrams and photographs and a comprehensive index make ‘Factfile Sport’ an indispensable reference source.”Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 351 pages. Tags: aerofoil aikido alpine amateurs aquaplane archery arrow ashes assist association athletics autocross back-heel backstop backstroke badminton baguette ballast ballooning barbell barrel baseball basketball batting beach bench biathlon billiards birdie bobsleigh boots boules bouncer bowler bowling bowls boxing brakeman bridging bronco bull's-eye bully-off bunker caddie camel cannon canoe canoeing catcher centre chanko-nabe
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72

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Aggressor by Andy McNab (£6.50)Publisher: Corgi — 2006Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0552150207]Condition: Very Good. Light reading creases to the spine.Description: From the cover: “Ex-deniable operator Nick Stone seems to be living his dream, not a care in the world as he steers his camper van round the surfing and parachuting paradise of Australia. But when he sees a news report of the massacre of women and children in a terrorist outrage on the other side of the world, long-suppressed memories are triggered, and Nick knows he must risk everything to repay a longstanding debt of friendship. As events unfold in the teeming streets of modern Istanbul and the bleak, medieval villages of Georgia, Nick finds himself catapulted once more into the murky, clandestine world he thought he’d left behind — a world in the grip of nameless enemies who linger in the shadows, and stalk the corridors of power…”Notes: Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). 477 pages. Tags: hunter-killer sub-machine surrenders commanding capability adversary dangerous combatant commander situation armaments artillery munitions commandos firepower hardware military ambushed pressure opponent skirmish weaponry soldiers ordnance conflict fighting missiles struggle pistols hostile soldier officer special weapons warfare warrior martial arsenal militia defense forces battle senior combat patrol attack sailor rifles fight enemy armed rebel force rogue guns arms navy army team air war sas foe
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

 
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