MICK SIMMONS LTD.
Haymarket, N.S.W. : Mick Simmons Ltd., [July 1938]. Single sheet, 173 x 525 mm, folding to 173 x 105 mm,  pp (including front cover) describing and illustrating boxing, track and field, and gymnasium equipment; date at foot of last panel, ‘7 – 38’; a good copy. Appears unrecorded in Australian collections.
FUTSIAKA, Kato et al.
The science of “jiu-jitsu” as taught to the Law Enforcement bodies in the United States and throughout the world. Police, Marines “G” men, Soldiers, Sailors and members of the U.S. Coast Guard. Fifty-six illustrations by Seaman. New York : Book-A-Mag Co., Inc., 1940. Series: Easy Instructor. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers (a little chipping at fore-edges …
CURR, Edward M. (Micklethwaite)
Together with a consideration of the history and merits of the English, Arab, Andalusian, & Australian breeds of horses. Melbourne : Wilson and Mackinnon, 1863. First edition. Octavo, original quarter morocco over pebbled cloth (boards with light stains, spine heavily faded and with small loss at head and tail), a presentation copy inscribed on the …
Sport and racing in colonial Melbourne : the cousins and me: Colden Harrison, Tom Wills and William Hammersley
Melbourne : Lynedoch, 2007. Edition limited to 500 copies; this copy is unnumbered and signed by the author on the half title. Octavo, gilt lettered brown cloth boards in illustrated dust jacket, 485 pp, illustrated with numerous black-and-white plates; a fine copy.
/ with examples played through. Illustrated with numerous diagrams. London : Thos. De La Rue & Co., 1890. First edition. Oblong quarto, original blind blocked tan cloth (bright and unrubbed), upper board and spine lettered in gilt, lower board with publisher’s device in gilt, all edges gilt, pp 216,  publisher’s advertisements, illustrated; contents fresh, …
Sydney: Building Limited, 1930. Octavo, pictorial wrappers, bookplate to front pastedown, photographic frontispiece, pp 112.
MARTINDALE, F. W.
A parody in prose, verse and picture. Perpetrated with apologies to the immortal originals of Lewis Carroll and John Tenniel. Pictures by Frank H. Mason and Noel Pocock. Second edition. Leeds: Chorley & Pickersgill, n.d. [c. 1920]. Oblong quarto, illustrated cards (a little soiled), illustrated throughout. Featuring a delightful Australian plate of a kangaroo and …
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 102 x 62 mm, verso with imprint of ‘T. Noble, Artist Photographer, 135 Bourke St. East, four doors from Russell St., Melbourne’; the albumen print a little pale and lightly rubbed, the mount in fine condition. The celebrated nineteenth century French tightrope walker and aerial acrobat Charles Blondin …
New York : Arbor House Publishing Company, 1985. Quarto, pictorial wrappers, pp. 62. Signed and inscribed by author on title page; a fine copy. A gay satire of the 1980s workout revolution, in particular Jane Fonda’s workout book.
PERRY, George William
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 102 x 63 mm, verso with imprint of Perry, 49 Elizabeth St. Melbourne; both the albumen print and mount are fine condition.
The true method of dieting horses containing many curious and useful observations concerning their marks, colour and external shape; their temper and instinct ; and how they are to be governed, so as to prevent accidents and diseases
London : Osborn and Longman, 1731. Octavo, contemporary full calf, boards ruled in gilt (boards rubbed and a little scuffed, corners a little worn, front hinge is a little weak), spine with raised bands with gilt lettering; pp iv, iv, [ii], 236, vi; historiated initials, headpieces, side notes; a good copy. The third edition of this …
TAYLOR, George P.
Photographic portrait of a young woman reclining, posing with skittles. Ulverstone, Tasmania, 1898-1900.
Silver bromide print, large cabinet card format, 135 x 185 mm (mount), 102 x 135 mm (image), recto of mount with imprint of ‘G.P. Taylor, Reibey Street, Ulverstone, Tasmania’; verso blank; the print with a few tiny spots of foxing, and a small white developing flaw above the left hand skittle. A highly unusual pre-Federation …
Melbourne : Keith Winser, 1959. Ninth edition. Royal octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp 114. With articles on a wide variety of outdoor pursuits, illustrated with diagrams, drawings, and maps throughout.
Edinburgh : A & C Black, 1871. First edition. Octavo, paper wrappers, front wrapper loose and rear wrapper detached, paper loss on spine, mild foxing; pp iv – 56. Published in reaction to a very similarly titled angling guide by Harry Cholmondeley-Pennell. The two books, whilst sharing similarly worded titles, differed greatly in approach to angling. Pennell …
Melbourne : Robertson & Mullens, 1935. Second edition. Octavo, illustrated stiff wrappers inscribed by author Evelyn Temple Emmett, date in ink on title page, pp 86.
The secrets of angling: teaching the choicest tools, baits, and seasons, for the taking of any fish in pond or river
Edinburgh : Privately printed, 1885. Three books in two volumes. Octavo, printed parchment wrappers (occasional rubbing, minor chipping to spine), uncut and mostly unopened, pp 44, 64. A private press edition limited to 350 copies, this being a copy of the 275 small paper examples. Initially this poem was attributed to John Davours; its author …