Following is a list of the 42 books on sports (other than baseball) that are on our shelves as of February 2, 2013. This is a small section in the shop, but we also have a selection of baseball books on a separate page. Enjoy browsing through, and do place your order at any time with Ray Boas, Bookseller in Walpole, New Hampshire.

1. Anderson, Will, HERE'S TO HOOPS! 100 YEARS OF MAINE HIGH SCHOOL HOOP HIGHLIGHTS 1894-1994, Andeerson & Sons' Publishing, Bath, ME, (2005), B&W illustrations, 184pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover) signed by the author, ISBN 1893804046, (Order No: 56825 ), $30.00

2. Asbell, G. Fred; Baker, Tim; Comstock, Paul; Grayson, Bert; Hamm, Jim; Herrin, Al; Massey, Jay; and, Parker, Glenn, THE TRADITIONAL BOWYER'S BIBLE - VOLUME TWO, Bois d'Arc Press, New York, 1993, B&W illustrations, 318pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover) owner inscription, ISBN 1558212078 This volume covers bows from lumber, Eastern Woodland bows, recurves, strings, and much more, making construction easy even for the first-time bowyer., (Order No: 54944 ), $25.00

3. Barbasetti, Luigi (inscription by Leonardo Terrone), THE ART OF THE FOIL WITH A SHORT HISTORY OF FENCING, E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., New York, (1932) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 276pp, very good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), "The first work in the English language on the subject of fencing that contains a complete and authoritative presentation of the theory and technique of fencing with a foil." There is an interesting inscription on the front free endpaper by the fencing professional, Leonardo Terrone. Terrone points out that Barbasetti "erred scientifically" and that his "own book to be published as soon as possible, will explain better." A nice important association with this full page inscription on an uncommon fencing title., (Order No: 43746 ), $250.00

4. Boillotat, Sally Batton (with contributions from John Kohnke, Joy Poole, and Max Walters), POLOCROSSE: AUSTRALIAN MADE, INTERNATIONALLY PLAYED, Belcris Books, Sydney, Australia, (1990), B&W and color illustrations, 328pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover) inscribed by author, ISBN 071679857 Polocrosse is transportable. Wherever you can take a horse and racquet, the game can be played. It was created in the typically Australian spirit of horsemanship and daring., (Order No: 57207 ), $60.00

5. Bradshaw, Jon, FAST COMPANY: HOW SIX MASTER GAMBLERS CONSTANTLY DEFY THE ODDS AND ALWAYS COME OUT WINNERS, Harper's Magazine Press, New York, (1975) 1st ed, 239pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0061204552 The cast of characters is fabulous-men with a sense of their own power that makes them seem bigger than ordinary people: Titanic Thompson, Minnesota Fats, Johnny Moss, Pug Pearson, Bobby Riggs, and Tim Holland., (Order No: 12163 ), $25.00

6. Broer, Marion R. and Wilson, Ruth M. (contributions by Helen Bucher), FUNDAMENTALS OF MARCHING, The Ronald Press Company, New York, (1965), B&W diagrams, 122pp, very good, blue cloth (hardcover), Contents include: VALUES OF MARCHING; BASIC WALKING PATTERNS AND VARIATIONS; MARCHING MANEUVERS; BASIC CONSIDERATIONS IN TEACHING; CADENCE; ACCOMPANIMENT; and, DEMONSTRATIONS., (Order No: 34912 ), $7.50

7. Brokaw, Irving, THE ART OF SKATING: ITS HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT WITH PRACTICAL DIRECTIONS, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1910 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 158pp, good+, green cloth, teg (hardcover), Contributions by eminent skaters. "The object of this book is to place before all lovers of the Art of Skating the rules and regulations of the International Skating Union and to give instruction in the clearest and simplest manner in all branches of the art.", (Order No: 53887 ), $200.00

8. Brokaw, Irving, THE ART OF SKATING - SECOND EDITION, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1926 2nd ed, B&W illustrations, 253pp, very good, green cloth (hardcover), ITS HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT WITH PRACTICAL DIRECTIONS AND INSTANTANEOUS ACTION PHOTOGRAPHS OF CELEBRATED SKATERS OF MANY NATIONALITIES. "There seems to me to be many reasons for the publication, at this time, of a second edition of my book, THE ART OF SKATING, besides the fact that the first edition was long ago exhausted and copies are at a premium." An authoritative work describing and illustrating the principles and the practice of the present world-prominent exponents., (Order No: 53888 ), $50.00

9. Chaney, Matt, MY NAME IS MISTER RYAN - THE GREATNESS IN PEOPLE SERIES PART ONE, Four Walls Publishing, Poplar Bluff, MO, (1994), B&W illustrations, 451pp, very good, wraps (softcover) inscribed by the author, ISBN 096393161X As World War II ended, a young man got his start as a high school basketball coach in the tiny town of Puxico, Missouri. Arnold Ryan began with no formal coaching experience, but his teams would bring change to the American game of basketball., (Order No: 57969 ), $35.00

10. Dudley, Charles M., WHEN WE SKI, Grossett & Dunlap, New York, (1937), B&W illustrations, 107pp, good, pictorial boards (hardcover) light edgewear, (Order No: 53682 ), $5.00

11. Edmund, Nick; photographs by Matthew Harris, CLASSIC GOLF COURSES OF GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND: A HOLE-BY-HOLE COMPANION, Little, Brown and Company, Boston, MA, (1997) 1st ed, color ill., 208pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0821224727 This book explores twenty-five of the finest golf courses in the British Isles. Author Nick Edmund describes the unique challenges, history and special character of the courses, while photographer Matthew Harris captures the beauty as well as the drama and subtleties of the greatest holes., (Order No: 29137 ), $10.00

12. Garchow, Karen; and, Dickinson, Amy (edited by), YOUTH BASKETBALL: A COMPLETE HANDBOOK - YOUTH COACHING SERIES, Cooper Publishing Group, Carmel, IN, (1992) 3rd ptg, B&W illustrations, 391pp, good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 1884125441 An all-inclusive guide., (Order No: 57122 ), $14.50

13. Glen, Jim and Macfarlane, Ian, GILROY WAS HERE! THE LIFE & CAREER OF SCOTTISH BOXING LEGEND BERT GILROY, CopyTECH UK Limited, UK, 2004, B&W illustrations, 236pp, fine, wraps (softcover) signed by author Jim Glen, (Order No: 55507 ), $20.00

14. Griffith, Corinne, MY LIFE WITH THE REDSKINS, A. S. Barnes & Company, New York, (1947), B&W illustrations, 238pp, good, yellow cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, (Order No: 61438 ), $6.00

15. Harrah, Barbara K., SPORTS BOOKS FOR CHILDREN: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY, The Scarecrow Press, Inc., Metuchen, NJ, 1978, 526pp, very good, red cloth (hardcover) EX-LIB with Usual Markings, ISBN 0810811545, (Order No: 49366 ), $10.00

16. Harris, Cecil and Kyle-DeBose, Larryette (foreword by James Blake) (afterword by Robert Ryland), CHARGING THE NET - A HISTORY OF BLACKS IN TENNIS FROM ALTHEA GIBSON AND ARTHUR ASHE TO THE WILLIAMS SISTERS, Ivan R. Dee, Chicago, IL, (2007), 267pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 1566637147, (Order No: 57153 ), $12.50

17. Hobbs, Michael, GOLF: A VISUAL HISTORY, Crescent Books, New York, (1992), B&W and color illustrations, 207pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 051706684X Three centuries of golf presented through informative text and a rich collection of paintings, prints, drawings, cartoons, magazine covers, calendars and photographs., (Order No: 5482 ), $10.00

18. Hyland, Ann, TRAINING THE ROMAN CAVALRY: FROM ARRIAN'S ARS TACTICA, Grange Books, London, (1993), 35 B&W figures, 197pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover) owner's name, ISBN 1856278999 A detailed appraisal of the horse in the Roman world., (Order No: 22490 ), $12.50

19. Jarratt, Phil, MR. SUNSET: THE JEFF HAKMAN STORY - A SURFING LEGEND'S ROLLERCOASTER RIDE THROUGH LIFE, Gen X Publishing, London, (1997), B&W and color illustrations, 192pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 1575440652, (Order No: 62347 ), $50.00

20. Johnson, Jack (with introductory articles by: "Tad", Ed. W. Smith; Damon Runyon; and Mrs. Jack Johnson), JACK JOHNSON - IN THE RING - AND OUT, National Sports Publishing, Chicago, IL, 1927 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 259pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 61297 ), $60.00

21. Kennington, Don (with an appendix on Collecting Golfiana by Sarah Baddiel), THE SOURCEBOOK OF GOLF, The Library Association, London, 1981, B&W illustrations, 255pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0853655847 This volume highlights and evaluates the key English language sources of golf from both sides of the Atlantic and elsewhere., (Order No: 49893 ), $25.00

22. Killanin, Lord and Rodda, John (editors), THE OLYMPIC GAMES: 80 YEARS OF PEOPLE, EVENTS AND RECORDS, Barrie & Jenkins, London, (1976), B&W and color ill., 272pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0214200914 A superb international team of enthusiasts, sports writers and researchers has made this a comprehensive and indispensable guide containing information on every aspect of the Olympic Movement., (Order No: 14661 ), $7.00

23. Koch, Bill (original art work and cover by J. Lang), A GUY NAMED CROSS - A PLACE CALLED VERMONT -- THE DRAMATIC STORY OF THE VERMONT HOCKEY SAGA, Eagle-Tribune Press, North Andover, MA, (1975) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 152pp, very good+, pictorial boards (hardcover), Chronicles the University of Vermont Hockey program. "Here is an inspirational book for anyone who believes in the true meaning of sportsmanship and its contribution to world's far removed from sports., (Order No: 51126 ), $22.50

24. Kuwashima, T. Shozo and Welch, Ashbel R., JUDO: FORTY-ONE LESSONS IN THE MODERN SCIENCE OF JIU-JITSU - ENGLARGED EDITION, Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, NJ, (1968) 12th ptg, B&W illustrations, 146pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 60622 ), $8.00

25. Lunn, Arnold, CROSS-COUNTRY SKI-ING, E. P. Dutton and Company, New York, [1920], B&W illustrations, 118pp, good+, blue cloth (hardcover) nice clean and tight copy, The author describes the technique of ski-ing for the beginner., (Order No: 47441 ), $35.00

26. Merriam, Robert L., THE ANCIENT ART OF SKATING, Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, MA, 1957, 25pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 60400 ), $15.00

27. Meyer, Bror, SKATING WITH BROR MEYER, Doubleday, Page and Company, Garden City, NY, 1921 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 163pp, good++, blue cloth (hardcover), "In latter years the art of skating has made such rapid strides, that a more detailed exposition of Figure Skating has become necessary, particularly with regard to the Skating of the School Figures; hence my reason for producing this work. I have endeavoured to incorporate therein the experience gained during the years whilst I was practising for the International Competitions, with that which has resulted in more recent years from my position as an instructor. To facilitate an easy interpretation of the text, as well as to show more clearly the various movements, I decided, after great consideration, to illustrate the work by means of photographs taken with a Cinematograph.", (Order No: 53889 ), $35.00

28. Patterson, William Seeds, SIXTY YEARS OF UPPINGHAM CRICKET, Longmans, Green, and Co., London, 1909, B&W illustrations, 316pp, good+, green cloth (hardcover), Comprehensive history of the sport of cricket at the school., (Order No: 52424 ), $95.00

29. Peper, George (general editor) and The Editors of Golf Magazine (with Robin McMillan and Jim Frank), GOLF IN AMERICA: THE FIRST ONE HUNDRED YEARS, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, (1988), 455 ill. incl. 164 in color, 303pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0810910322 Covers the entire history of the game in the United States--from the days of the Apple Tree Gang to the present. It shows how the golf game developed and how it blossomed into America's sporting passion., (Order No: 22869 ), $10.00

30. Phelps, Richard "Digger", and Scanlon, Pat, DIGGER PHELPS AND NOTRE DAME BASKETBALL, Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, NJ, (1981) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 188pp, good w/chipped dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0132118882, (Order No: 36767 ), $4.00

31. Potter, Edward C., THE WEST SIDE TENNIS CLUB STORY - 60TH ANNIVERSARY 1892-1952, Club House, Stadium & Courts, Forest Hills, Long Island, 1952, B&W illustrations, 46pp, very good, yellow cloth spine (hardcover) original tissue cover, (Order No: 61169 ), $60.00

32. Riddell, James (foreword by Sir Arnold Lunn), THE SKI RUNS OF SWITZERLAND, Michael Joseph, London, (1957), B&W illustrations, 360pp, very good w/chipped dustjacket (hardcover), "Gives and accurate and detailed descriptions of the ski runs and ski country of the winter sports centres of Switzerland.", (Order No: 60550 ), $12.50

33. Riggs, Bobby with McGann, George, COURT HUSTLER: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY BY BOBBY RIGGS, J. B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia, (1973), 14 B&W photos, 203pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0397008937, (Order No: 8208 ), $5.00

34. Shackelford, Geoff (edited by), MASTERS OF THE LINKS: ESSAYS ON THE ART OF GOLF AND COURSE DESIGN, Sleeping Bear Press, Chelsea, MI, (1997) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 243pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 1886947279, (Order No: 61964 ), $19.50

35. Spindel, Carol, DANCING AT HALFTIME - SPORTS AND THE CONTROVERSY OVER AMERICAN INDIAN MASCOTS, New York University Press, New York, (2000) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 284pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0814781268 An account of the 20th-century phenomenon of American Indians used as sports mascots, some fascinating early history of college football, and the controversy today over the use of these Native American mascots., (Order No: 41585 ), $20.00

36. Stone, Herbert L. (edited by), ICE-BOATING: THE LATEST OPINIONS OF THE FOREMOST AUTHORITIES IN AMERICA, Outlook Publishing Company, New York, 1913 1st ed, B&W diagrams, 177pp, ads, good, decorated olive green cloth (hardcover), An uncommon title., (Order No: 61342 ), $275.00

37. Stricklin, Art, A HISTORY OF NORTHWOOD CLUB, 1946-2002, THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES, The Donning Company Publ., Virginia Beach, VA, (2002), B&W and color illustrations, 144pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 1578641764 Northwood Club exists largely because of World War II. The country club social scene in pre-war Dallas was pretty much set, one did his best but had to wait his turn to join the country club. Returning soldiers did not want to wait, so they built Northwood Club., (Order No: 59638 ), $35.00

38. Tilden, William T. (Champion of the World), THE ART OF LAWN TENNIS, George H. Doran Company, New York, (1922) rev. ed., B&W photographs, 229pp, good+, green cloth (hardcover), Contents include: Tennis Technique; Laws of Tennis Psychology; Modern Tennis and its Future; and, Some Sidelights on Famous Players., (Order No: 8758 ), $12.50

39. United States Golf Association [USGA Golf House - Far Hills, New Jersey], OFFICIAL USGA RECORD BOOK 1895-1990 - USGA CHAMPIONSHIPS AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS, Triumph Books, Inc., Chicago, IL, (1992), fine, black cloth (hardcover), ISBN 1880141396 Each section has its own pagination: PART ONE 1895-1959, 420pp; PART TWO 1960-1980, 420pp; and, PART THREE: 1981-1990, 235pp., (Order No: 56902 ), $85.00

40. United States Polo Association, YEAR BOOK OF THE UNITED STATES POLO ASSOCIATION 1935, United States Polo Assn., New York, 1935, B&W illustrations, 109pp, very good, blue cloth (hardcover) owner's name, (Order No: 62384 ), $25.00

41. Whiffen, Larry C., SHOOTING THE BOW, The Bruce Publishing Company, Milwaukee, WI, (1946), B&W illustrations, 83pp, very good, brown cloth (hardcover), (Order No: 62156 ), $10.00

42. Yerkow, Charles, OFFICIAL JUDO: THE AUTHENTIC GUIDE TO SPORT JUDO AND SELF-DEFENSE, A. A. Wyn, Inc., New York, (1953), B&W illustrations, 98pp, very good, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 60620 ), $6.00

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