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image of THE CVMG NEWS.  12 ISSUES - OCTOBER 2003, MAY 2004 - MARCH 2005.

THE CVMG NEWS. 12 ISSUES - OCTOBER 2003, MAY 2004 - MARCH 2005.

by Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group.

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2004
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Canada: Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group, 2004. 12 issues of The CVMG News - October 2003, Vol 36, No. & May 2004, Vol 37, No.5 through March 2005, Vol 38, No.3. 11" H, b&w photographs, drawings, advertising. Articles about vintage motorcycles, hillclimbing, racing, clubs, meets, trials, etc. 9 issues contain 26 pp each, the other three are 22 pp,… Read more
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LIFE ON THE UPPER THAMES.

by Robertson, H.R.

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Published
1875
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Good+
Edition
First Edition
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NZ$361.40

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London: Virtue, Spalding, 1875. 214 pp, 4to (11" H). Red leather binding with gilt lettering/decoration on boards, spine has five raised bands, gilt lettering, banding/decoration. Marbled endpapers with gilt dentelle edges, all edges gilt. 36 full-page b&w plates plus 74 additional small b&w illustrations - all present. A look at the people who lived along the Upper Thames, the… Read more
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MAX BENTLEY: HOCKEY'S DIPSY-DOODLE DANDY.

by Fitkin, Ed.

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Toronto: Castle / Baxter Publishing 144 pp, 6 1/8" H. The story of Maxwell Herbert Lloyd (Max) Bentley's (1920-1984) hockey career, from the early days in Delisle, Saskatchewan through his days in the NHL. One of the NHL's 100 Greatest Players, Max racked up 245 goals and 299 assists during his time with the Chicago Blackhawks (1940-1947), the… Read more
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MY SCOTTISH SKETCH BOOK.

by Edwards, Lionel. (1878-1966)

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Published
1929
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Good
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First Edition
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NZ$144.56

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London: Country Life, 1929. VII, 32 pp, 4to (12 1/4" H). Gray/purple cloth with paper title label on front board, purple marbled endpapers. 16 colour plates, including frontispiece (all present - clean, bright, with no tears or creases). All pages (text & illustrations) are printed on one side only on heavy stock (versos blank). Each illustration page… Read more
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image of NATURAL HISTORY & SPORT IN MORAY.  COLLECTED FROM THE JOURNALS AND LETTERS OF THE LATE CHARLES ST. JOHN.

NATURAL HISTORY & SPORT IN MORAY. COLLECTED FROM THE JOURNALS AND LETTERS OF THE LATE CHARLES ST. JOHN.

by St. John, Charles. With Memoir by C. Innes.

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Published
1863
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Good
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First Edition
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NZ$108.42

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Edinburgh: Edmonston and Douglas, 1863. xlvii, 336 pp, 7 1/2" H. Green leather spine with 5 raised bands and gilt decoration, maroon leather title block with gilt lettering, green leather corners, marbled paper-covered boards, all edges of text block marbled. Marbled endpapers, b&w frontispiece (swans) and a few small b&w drawings throughout text. Preliminary material includes a Preface,… Read more
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THE MONTREAL CANADIENS: A HOCKEY DYNASTY.

by Mouton, Claude. With Bill LeGrand, Herbert Warren Wind & Camil DesRoches.

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Published
1980
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780442296346
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NZ$86.74

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Toronto: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1980. 286 pp, 11 1/4" H. *Inscribed and dated (20/2/81) by Claude Mouton on title page (previous owner has 'whited out' their own name), followed by the signature of Guy Lafleur.* B&w pictorial endpapers, b&w and colour photographs. Contents: Preface; Those Old Montreal Maroons; Les Canadiens Sont La; A Tradition of Winning; Nine Glorious… Read more
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RIDING / POLO. THE BADMINTON LIBRARY.

by Weir, Robert, Captain; Brown, J. Moray; et al.

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Published
1891
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Good-
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NZ$65.05

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London: Longmans, Green, 1891. 423 pp, 7 3/4" H. Decorated brown cloth, b&w illustrations, including tissue-covered frontispiece (collated). Contents - Riding: Introduction; Riding to Hounds; The Saddle-Horse; Training the Young Horse; Hints on Horsemanship; Hands and Seat; Race Riding; The Colonial Horse; Early History of Horsemanship. Polo: Introductory; The Antiquity of Polo; Polo in England; Polo in… Read more
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image of THE RECORD MAKERS OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION.  1937 EDITION.  THIRTY-SIXTH ANNIVERSARY SOUVENIR OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION.  CONTAINING THE YEARLY AND ALL-TIME RECORDS OF THE LEAGUE.

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L.S. McKenna, 1937. 64 pp, 6" H. B&w centerfold advertisement for Gluek's Beer of Minneapolis. Records for the American Association from 1902 to 1936, including: Yearly Team Leaders in Batting - Scoring - Holding Opponents to Fewest Runs - Hits - Total Bases - Two Base Hits - Three Base Hits - Home Runs - Sacrifice Hits -… Read more
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image of THE LAKE COUNTIES.  WITH SPECIAL ARTICLES ON BIRDS, BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS, FLORA, GEOLOGY, FOX-HUNTING, MOUNTAINEERING, YACHTING, MOTOR-BOATING, FISHING, SHOOTING, AND CYCLING.  INCLUDING A FULL GAZETTEER AND MAP.

THE LAKE COUNTIES. WITH SPECIAL ARTICLES ON BIRDS, BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS, FLORA, GEOLOGY, FOX-HUNTING, MOUNTAINEERING, YACHTING, MOTOR-BOATING, FISHING, SHOOTING, AND CYCLING. INCLUDING A FULL GAZETTEER AND MAP.

by Collingwood, W.G. With contributions by Mary L. Armitt, Dr. Richard C. Lowther, S.L. Petty, Bernard Smith, Rev. E.M. Reynolds, W.P. Haskett-Smith, P.C. Crossley, Oscar T. Gnosspelius, A. Severn, A.W. Rumney.

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Published
1932
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Limited, Autographed Edition.
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NZ$289.12

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London: Frederick Warne, 1932. 368 pp, 10 7/8" H. Medium green cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine and front board, top edge gilt. "This Autographed Edition is limited to 350 copies. This Copy is No. 8" - Signed by W.G. Collingwood and A. Reginald Smith. 16 colour plates with tissues-guards bearing captions (collated), plus many… Read more
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image of WALKING IRELAND'S MOUNTAINS:  A GUIDE TO THE RANGES AND THE BEST WALKING ROUTES.

WALKING IRELAND'S MOUNTAINS: A GUIDE TO THE RANGES AND THE BEST WALKING ROUTES.

by Herman, David.

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Published
1994
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780862814717
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NZ$21.68

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Belfast: Appletree, 1994. 149 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H). B&w maps. "Ireland is a hill-walker's paradise. Its mountains - usually close to the sea - combine the rugged and the remote with an enviable accessibility and human scale. They also offer a wealth of spectacular scenery. (This book) provides a detailed overview of all the major Irish mountain… Read more
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MEMORIES OF RACING AND HUNTING.

by Portland, Duke of.

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Published
1935
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Good
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Second Impression.
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NZ$101.19

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London: Faber and Faber, 1935. 364 pp, 11 1/4" H. Blue cloth with gilt lettering and monogram on spine and front cover, top edge gilt. Some pages as yet unopened. Signed in pencil on front free endpaper: "From / Portland / August 11 36". Many b&w photographs, reproductions, including double-page drawing of "The Quorn Hunt, Meet… Read more
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THE RISTIGOUCHE AND ITS SALMON FISHING, WITH A CHAPTER ON ANGLING LITERATURE.

by Sage, Dean. Edited by Colonel Henry A. Siegel and Harry C. Marschalk, Jr. Introduction by Arnold Gingrich. Notice by DeWitt Sage.

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Published
1973
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Very Good+
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Limited Edition.
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Goshen, Connecticut: Angler's and Shooter's Press, 1973. (xxxvi), (xvi), 304 pp, 12 3/4" H. No. 115 of 250 copies, initialled on limitation page by both editors. Full dark blue leather with bevelled edges, five raised bands and gilt lettering/decoration on spine, gilt banding and illustration of bird of prey with salmon on front board. Top edge gilt,… Read more
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image of THE SWIMMING TIMES.  VOL. XVIII. NO. 1 MARCH 1940 + NO. 3. MAY 1940 + NO. 4, JUNE 1940.  WITH: SWIMMING INSTRUCTION: LAND DRILLS AND WATER PRACTICE.  4 SWIMMING-RELATED ITEMS.

THE SWIMMING TIMES. VOL. XVIII. NO. 1 MARCH 1940 + NO. 3. MAY 1940 + NO. 4, JUNE 1940. WITH: SWIMMING INSTRUCTION: LAND DRILLS AND WATER PRACTICE. 4 SWIMMING-RELATED ITEMS.

by Cummins, B.W., Capt. & Bassett-Lowke, Janet, editors. Besford, John; Desjardins, Pete; Larkin, E.J.; Biscoe, A.E., Capt.; Sturrock, Alexander; Hardidge, P.H.; Underell, J.W.J.; Chatfield, R.C.; at al.

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Croydon / London : Capt. B.W. Cummins / Simkin Marshall 3 issues of 'The Swimming Times' from 1940 - 20 pp, 20 pp, 24 pp - 8 1/2" H + 'Swimming Instruction', rewritten 1937, 64 pp, 7 1/8" H. All with b&w photographs. 'The Swimming Times' includes articles on: War Work by Swimmers, Officials and Coaches; The Elements… Read more
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THE WILES OF THE FOX.

by Edwards, Lionel.

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Published
1932
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Good
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First Edition
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London: Medici Society, 1932. 50 pp, 10 1/8" H. Oatmeal cloth spine with brown lettering, red cloth boards with fox's head in brown & white in white diamond. Six colour illustrations on dark olive stock (one double page) and over 15 b&w illustrations (collated). "To admirers of Lionel Edwards's brilliant pictures of the hunting field it is… Read more
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POEMS.

by Noyce, Wilfrid. (Cuthbert Wilfrid Francis Noyce.) Foreword by Frances Cornford.

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Published
1960
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Very Good -
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First Edition
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London: Heinemann, 1960. 98 pp, 8 3/4" H. Light green cloth with silver lettering on spine. Signed, with an underscore, on front free endpaper by Wilfrid Noyce, British mountaineer and author. Noyce was a climbing member of the 1953 British Expedition that made the first ascent of Mount Everest. Poems include: Mountains and Hills; Hell Gate; A… Read more
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GREAT NATURAL AREAS IN WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA.

by Ostrander, Stephen J.

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Published
2000
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Very Good+
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First Edition
ISBN
9780811727785
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Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole, 2000. 208 pp, 8vo (9" H). B&w maps. "A comprehensive guide to 65 of the most fascinating natural areas you can visit in western Pennsylvania. Imagine a place where the only sounds are those of birds, wind, stream, and your own footsteps. Western Pennsylvania is full of beautiful natural areas where you can… Read more
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HOCKEY HEROES OF THE GEORGIAN TRIANGLE. LOOKING BACK SERIES.

by Barber, Jim.

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Published
2004
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Near Fine
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First Edition
ISBN
9781550689334
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St Catharines, Ontario: Looking Back Press / Vanwell, 2004. 128 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "(L)ooks back at five of the best players and most intriguing characters to have played Canada's favourite game. The stories of Reg Noble, Jack Portland, Ernie Fryer, Donnie Westbrooke and Darryl Sly explore not only their skills on the ice, but also their… Read more
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CHAMPIONS: THE MAKING OF THE EDMONTON OILERS.

by Lowe, Kevin. With Stan and Shirley Fischler.

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Published
1988
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Very Good+
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First Edition
ISBN
9780132356237
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Scarborough, Ontario: Prentice-Hall, 1988. 356 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "When the Edmonton Oilers won their first Stanley Cup in 1984, Albertans rejoiced. They had waited 91 years for just this moment. When they won it again in 1985, a new era in hockey was born: The Edmonton Era. Just six years after being… Read more
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CHAMPIONS.

by Magee, Michael. Foreword by E.P. Taylor.

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Published
1980
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Very Good+
Edition
First Canadian Edition.
ISBN
9780176007737
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NZ$43.37

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Nelson Canada, 1980. 191 pp, 11 3/4" H. Colour and b&w photographs. "In the long history of thoroughbred racing, there has never been a decade like the seventies. (It) opened with Northern Dancer's son Nijinsky II winning England's Triple Crown, the first horse to do so in thirty-five years. And in the United States, where the… Read more
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SHOOTING FOR GLORY.

by Henderson, Paul (Signed). With Mike Leonetti.

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Published
1992
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Very Good
Edition
Second Printing
ISBN
9780773726468
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Toronto: Stoddart, 1992. 211 pp, 9 1/4" H. Inscribed on title page: "Best Wishes Rob / Paul Henderson". B&w photographs. "(Paul Henderson) tells the story of the first Canada-Soviet Union series that kept Canadians riveted to their radios and televisions. Although the 1972 series was the highlight of his career, (he) has a lot more to… Read more
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