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Sutton Coldfield: Chess, 1975-1976. Octavo; G/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, brown with gold print; Boards in brown cloth, stain/smudging to front, cocked spine, wear to corners, front hinge, and spine caps; Text block has cracked front hinge, tanning to endpaper, tanning to paper; 408 pages, illustrated.
Altona-Bahrenfeld: Reemtsma, 1933. 301-330th thousand. Quarto; 142 pp. + index and folding chart in color of medal tallies. Illustrated with photographs in b-w and color. Blue cloth hardcover in photographic collage dust jacket. VG/G. Some slight soiling to boards; endpapers age-toned. Binding tight. Dust jacket chipped at spine ends and at folds, with several long closed tears. Text in German. Shelved on Front Table.
London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1974. First Edition. Octavo; pp 264; G+/G; pea green spine with ivory text; dust jacket shows light rubbing to exterior; age toned flap edges; cloth has slight wear to exterior; light sunning to spine; light rubbing to edges; strong boards; text block shows light tone to exterior edges; interior lightly toned; illustrated.
San Diego: A.S. Barnes & Company, 1980. First Edition. Octavo; First Edition; VG/VG; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, grey with white print; DJ has mild edgewear, otherwise clean and bright; Boards in red cloth with gold print, bump to top outside corners and spine tail, slight spotting; Textblock clean and tight; 108 pages, illustrated.
Charlottesville, WV: University Press of Virginia, 1999. US Printing. 8vo. VG+/VG+. brown/white pictorial DJ, jacket rear, spine and front are widely illustrated, with DJ spine tilting in small white and red characters. black clothbound HC with a touch of wear, gilt-stamped titling, adjacent boards are thick and sturdy. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON RIGHT FEP. solidly bound, lightly read interior is free of marks. head, fore-edge and tail are smoothly clear. 275 pp. ISBN# 0813918847.
New York: The Macmillan Company, n.d. Quarto; pp 191; VG-/G+; Black spine with ivory text; slight chipping to corners, light age toning to flaps, price clipped front flap; cloth shows slight wear to exterior, light rubbing to head and tail edges, otherwise clean, strong and intact; text block has wear to exterior edges, residue of adhesive to half title page, otherwise interior clean; else good; inscribed by author;.
London: John B. Day, 1876. First Edition, Second Issue. Quarto, 91 pages; VG-; bound in publisher's green cloth blocked in gilt and black; rebacked, with spine preserved; mild rubbing and wear to boards, beveled edges; with two chromolithograph plates after James Poole, 2 completed flies and 23 flies with dressing materials displayed in 22 sunken mounts on six leaves, all present; SG consignment; shelved case 10.
London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, n.d. Quarto; good+/none; black cloth spine with red titles; ex lirbis, bookplate; head-edge, gilt; shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 123 pp.; illus., plates and text figures; some color; binding shaken; toning; foxing; boards, discolorations along head-edge; else good.
The Australian Golf Club, 1982. Octavo: VG/VG: Green and blue spine with white text: DJ is clean with very minimal shelfwear: Boards are strong and clean, very mild rubbing mainly to head and tail of spine and corners, binding is tight: Textblock is clean and pages free of markings, folds and tears: 215 pp.
London: James Toovey, 1881. Large Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; Thin black fabric spine with no text. Boards have shelf wear, rubbing on edges and surface, small sticker residue on front, bumping to corners, apart from that, binding strong; Textblock has age toning and minor wear on edges, minor foxing on end paper, otherwise, clean, free of marks on pages; pp 29.
USA: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1973. Second Printing. small, slender 8vo. VG+/ - no DJ. slim white HC, with tiny black and green titling, with blue/green/black illustrated front board. prior owner name in ink on right fep. mild surface wear to rear white board with text. with b/w figures and illustrations. 96 pp. ISBN# 0397009690.
London: E. H. Butler & Co., 1863. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 156 pages; VG-; spine is green with faded gilt lettering; half bound in green cloth and red vellum; binding has heavy rubbing on both boards, moderate wear along the top, bottom, and fore edge, with heavy chipping at the fore edge corners and mild chipping at the top and bottom of the spine; pages have gilt along the top edge, age toning, occasional blotching, and minor detachment on page 120; shelved case 13.
Boston, MA. Allyn and Bacon, Inc., 1970. First Edition, Second Printing. Large Octavo, 425 pages; G+/G; spine burgundy with white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; some chipping and closed tears to edges; INSCRIBED on ffep by George Allen; interior clean; Consignment; Shelved Case 5.
New York: Brentano's, 1924. Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; Blue fabric spine with gilded text. Boards have general shelf wear, age toned spine, bumping on corners, rubbing to edges, apart from that, binding strong; Textblock has minor wear on top edges, otherwise, clean, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 341.
New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, 1917. Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; Dark green fabric spine with gilded text. Boards have shelf wear, rubbing to edges and joints, apart from that, binding strong, corners sharp; Textblock has age toned edges, cracking on gutter between last page and rear end paper, foxing on pages, otherwise, clean, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 352.
New York, NY: ESPN Books, 2007. First Edition. 8vo. VG+/VG. tiny close cut to black/white tip with neon orange band, black uppercase title followed by neon orange segment, gray segment as tail end with white lettering. bright pictorial jacket front. medium gray clothbound HB with imprinted white titling, with light gray boards. like new, tightly bound, SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON HALF-TITLE PAGE. textblock skimmed lightly without marks or wear. 290 pp. ISBN#9781933060194.
Barre, Massachusetts: Imprint Society, Inc., 1972. Octavo; pp 136; VG-; Brown spine with gilt and white text; Cloth shows slight sunning to spine, some fraying to head spine edge, minor scratches to exterior; Text block has slight foxing to exterior edges; interior clean; loose page with signed paper in bag and tipped in;.
Chicago: Henry Regnery Company, 1970. First Edition. Octavo, 282 pages, VG-/VG; blue DJ, white and red lettering: very mild overall wear to DJ, light age-toning visible to flaps (text unaffected), "$5.95" to front flap, DJ protected by mylar; navy blue buckram boards, gold lettering to spine: light scratch to front board, cloth slightly torn to middle of scratch; mild bumping to head and tail; light age-toning to text-block, minor imperfections to interior, text unaffected; INSCRIBED by Andretti to ffep, vertical line of mild age-toning to ffep, inscription affected yet clear and legible; shelved Sports.
Milwaukee: TS Andrews, 1924. Octavo bound in blue buckram with gilt titles on spine. 315pp total, two editions of Ring Battles, from 1914 and 1924, bound together. Binding dates back to early 1950s. SIGNED by TS Andrews at the front of the 1924 issue. Condition is Very Good, with some age-yellowing, especially to the 1914 issue.
Rochester: Harold P. Bittner, 1951. Octavo; VG-/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, brown without print; Boards in brown illustrated paper and brown cloth, mild wear to corners and spine caps, cocked spine; Text block has residue from tape on endpapers, else clean and tight; Signed in ink by the author on the title page; 70 pages, illustrated (b&w plates).
N.p. The Fishing Book Club, 1971. na. Quarto. VG/VG. White spine of dustjacket has green & black lettering. Corners and spine ends of boards bumped and rubbed. Corresponding areas of dustjacket crinkled, creased, and abraded; top and bottom edges softened. Superficial scratches and scuffing across lightly soiled jacket.
New York: The Brunswick-Balke-Collender Co., 1890. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 130 pages; G+; fully bound in green cloth, front cover has gilt tooling and lettering, binding has rubbing on both covers, has wear along the top and bottom edges and along the spine, with fraying at the top of the spine and bumping on the fore edge corners; pages have age toning and dust build up along the top edge; shelved case 13.
New York: The Brunswick-Balke-Collender Co., 1912. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 398 pages; fully bound in blue cloth, front cover has gilt tooling, spine has gilt tooling and lettering; binding has wear along the top and bottom edges, with fraying at the top and bottom of the spine, has mild rubbing on both covers and mild bumping on the fore edge corners; pages have dust build up along the top edge, have age toning, and have minor small pencil marking on the first and last endpapers; profusely illustrated; shelved case 13.
Chicago: Era Publishing Co., 1900. first edition. Octavo; G+/no-DJ; Green spine with dark green text; Out of print; Cloth has moderately rubbed exterior with white spotting toward fore edges & mostly on rear and slightly fraying spine edge, lightly bumped fore edge corners and with otherwise strong, intact and unmarked panels, 'as is'; Text block has darkened on exterior edges and previous owner's name on front end paper, slight cracking along binding between end pastedown with fully intact pages; pp 339.
London: Rudolph Ackermann, 1843. First Edition. large Octavo, 322 pages, 4 pages ads; VG; rebound in full crushed crimson levant, paneled spine with gilt lettering in one compartments, others with gilt frames and gilt hound heads or hunting horns; triple-ruled border on boards; two double-rules to turn-ins, with hounds in the corners; gray endpapers; top edge of text block gilt; binding by Birdsall, Northampton & London; original covers and spine bound in in rear; frontispiece with tissue-guard; separate illustrated title page; old bookseller's ad for this volume taped opposite title page, with tape leaving residue; shelved case 12.
Philadelphia: Macrae Smith, 1961. First Edition. Octavo; G+/G+; orange and blue illustrated spine with black text; jacket has age toning, light bumping to head and tail edges, bumping to the head and tail of spine, rubbing on the front and back; boards bumping to the head and tail of spine, age toning to interior boards; textblock has age toning; interior pages have age toning; pp 187.
Norwalk, CT: Golf Digest, Inc., 1970. First printing. Small Quarto; pp 127; VG-/G; Black spine with white text; dust jacket has chipping to corners, slight sun fading and light rubbing to exterior; cloth has slight wear to exterior, light sunning to boards; text block shows minor wear to exterior edges, interior clean;.
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1945. Octavo; VG/VG-. Faded green/black text on off white spine. Dust Jacket darkened from age, spine sunned, light soiling along DJ, chipping along corners and spine head/tail/center, three 1/4" closed tears on rear cover along head/tail edges; Boards strong, clean, rubbing along corners and spine head/tail; Textblock darkened from age, clean, rear end paper inscribed with name/address.
Oxford: Pergamon Press, 1987. First edition. Octavo; First edition; G-/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, green with white and green print; Boards in glossy illustrated green paper, mild edgewear/shelfwear, spotting to front; Text block has puckering pages (water damage) through page 15, slight blemishes at margins of pages 21, 27, tanning to title page and page 294; viii, 296 pages, chess diagrams.
Dallas: Chess Digest, 1974. Octavo; VG-/VG; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, white with brown and black print; DJ with slight edgewear but clean and bright; Boards in violet cloth with gold print, slightly cocked spine, clean and strong; Text block has pink-tinted top edge, clean and tight; x, 318 pages, chess diagrams.
London: Andre Deutsch, 1957. Octavo; G-/G-; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, green and yellow with brown print; DJ has small tear at spine head and rear bottom edge, edgewear, shelfwear, pen mark on rear; Boards in blue cloth with gold print, slight wear to spine head, slight bumps to bottom edges; Text block has spotting to edges, tanning and spotting to endpapers, owner embossed stamp on front flyleaf, small amount of foxing within; 237 pages, illustrated with b&w plates.
New York: Sphinx Publishing Corporation, 1941. Octavo; G-/G; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, grey with black print; DJ in mylar, has some spotting, smudging, edgewear, two small tears to front top edge; Boards in red paper with gold print, slight spotting, stain to lower outside corner both front and back, cocked spine; Textblock has shaken binding, spine break at page 32, slight spotting to endpapers, clean text; 63 pages, illustrated.
Dehiwala: Tisara Prakasakayo, 1970. Octavo; First Edition 1853, Reprint April 1970; VG/VG; Paperback with DJ; Spine, illustrated with red print; DJ has slight edgewear, mild smudging, fading to spine, small tear at spine head and upper right corner; Cover is clean and strong, some creasing to spine; Textblock is clean and tight but beginning to separate from cover at rear hinge; xiii, 207 pages, frontispiece, illustrated.
New York: Macmillan, 1916. (first). 8vo in red-orange cloth, with illustration on front board of acrobats and clowns; dj is photo-illustrated, with black text on red spine. VG-/VG. Water-stains and some residual fading on lower corner of front board, along spine, and along bottom edge of back board (though text itself is unaffected); Bumped at head & foot of spine; slight bowing to boards; soiling and some spotting along all edges of text block; previous owner's name and address in black ink on upper left corner of front paste-down endpaper; some age-toning to endpapers; hinges are shaken but still intact. Dj is chipped at head & foot of spine; dj spine is age-darkened; some slight wear and age-toning along edges; otherwise, a surprisingly good dj, considering the state of the book. From the dj's front flap: "A book that every boy needs." From the title page: "A new method of physical development for Boys and Girls" and "Based on The Ten Elements of Simple Tumbling and adapted from the practice of professional acrobats." From the dj's rear flap: "Profusely illustrated with photograohs of the most important acts." Odd and charming. 190 pp., plus 4 pp. of ads.