SUZUKI, Yoshinori [editor]; WAKAMATSU, Fujio [photographer]
Tōkyō : Nihon Orinpikku Kōenkai, Shōwa 32 . First edition. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, lightly soiled, errata sheet tipped-in to lower pastedown, pp. 161 – 200. Text in Japanese. An album created by the Nihon Orinpikku Kōenkai (Japan Olympics Support Group) to record the Japanese effort in the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games. The book includes photographic illustrations …
CARRERAS LTD. (MELBOURNE)
[Melbourne : Carreras Ltd., 1937]. Small octavo, pictorial wrappers (detached), 31 pp, photographic illustrations throughout; original owner’s inscription dated 23/9/37 on page 1; contents clean. Scarce booklet on wrestling promoting both the sport and the products of Australian tobacco manufacturer Carreras Ltd. Copies are recorded in three Australian collections (National Library of Australia; Monash University …
DOYLE, Edward A. (editor)
Melbourne : W. M. Houston, Government Printer, 1958. Quarto, gilt-lettered green imitation leather, dustjacket (a few edge tears), illustrated endpapers, pp. 760, extensively illustrated.
The “Geisha” and the “Cherry Blossom” fishing book : all about gut fishing lines and fishing. (Presentation copy)
with a few caustic comments on fishermen themselves. Issued free by the Proprietors of the famous “Geisha” and “Cherry-Blossom” gut lines. [Sydney : Standard Publishing House, 1937]. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers (darkened, some creasing and marks), inside front wrapper with illustrated advertisement, a presentation copy inscribed by the author on the first page ‘To Alex Smith, …
GORDON, Adam Lindsay (1833-1870) (words); FURLONG, W.R.
Melbourne : W.R. Furlong, . Folio, original wrappers, 3 pp, lyrics printed as text on p 1, music notation pp 2-3 (arrangement for voice and piano); a fine copy. The moral of colonial balladeer Adam Lindsay Gordon’s poem, set to music by W.R. Furlong, is that when we play sport we should learn to give …
Foreword by Norman McCance, who describes Wrestling Contests for 3LO, Melbourne. [Drop title]. Melbourne : The Specialty Press Pty. Ltd., . Small octavo, pictorial wrappers (chipped at corners and head and tail of spine, mild creasing and a few light marks, lower wrapper with short closed tear), stapled,  pp, profusely illustrated with b/w photographic …
HAWTHORN CITY LACROSSE CLUB
[MELBOURNE] Hawthorn City Lacrosseurs’ Social Club : ‘Back to Childhood’ dance (masked). Monday, 10th July 1922. Assembly Hall, Burke Road, Camberwell.
Prizes for best characters. Dancing 8 – 12. Tickets 2/6 …. [Melbourne] : Hawthorn City Lacrosse Club, 1922. Admission ticket printed in blue on pink card, 70 x 105 mm, illustrated with crest of the Club, change of original date indicated with wet stamp; verso stamped with ticket number ’49’; stained (not affecting text), else good …
PARNELL, Douglas; ANDREW, Bruce
Australian football : hints and advice : a text book on how to play the Australian national game of football
/ compiled by Douglas Parnell and Bruce Andrew ; edited by Bruce Andrew. Cover: Australian football, a text book for coaches – juniors & schools. [Melbourne] : Australian National Football Council, [between 1950 and 1960]. Octavo, pictorial wrappers, staple bound, 48 pp, b/w photographic illustrations; includes History of the game by Bruce Andrew (p. 4); a good …
Melbourne : Lothian, 1987. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 80, extensively illustrated with Ellis’ photographs of the ‘race that stops a nation’ at the height of 80s glamour.
HEMUS & HALL. [HEMUS, James, 1860-1936]
Albumen print photograph, 150 x 200 mm, manuscript caption in negative lower left: ‘A Thoroughbred Racer’, and at lower right: ‘Hemus & Hall Photos’; laid down on its original nineteenth century album page of thin card; the print is in good condition, with some pale foxing in the sky area. ‘James William Hemus (born 1860, …
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 …
PAOA, Rodrigo; ARANDA, Manuel; SANDIA, Luis
Unpublished honours dissertation (1983), Academia Superior de Ciencias Pedagogicas de Valparaiso, Valparaiso [Chile]. Quarto, pictorial paper wrappers with cloth spine, 263 pp, illustrated with line drawings and tipped-in colour photographs. The first part of a substantial thesis on traditional games of Rapa Nui, submitted by three indigenous Rapa Nui students. One of these students, Rodrigo Paoa Atamu, …
[United Kingdom] : s.n., [c.1935]. Box of thick card, 270 x 230 x 30 mm, the lid with pictorial onlay featuring an illustration of Hubert Opperman riding a Malvern Star bike (mild wear and some light stains to edges of lid), box containing a folding game board, 560 x 250 mm, in fine condition. A …
NATIONAL GAME COMPANY
Also titled: Our great game. [Ballarat and Melbourne] : National Game Co., [c.1940]. Thick board, 360 x 360 mm (folding), fold-out colour printed game board depicting an Australian Rules Football match in progress in a large stadium, the grandstands filled with supporters (probably a depiction of the MCG, with some artistic license), the legend “Our Great …
CAMERON, A.R. and SHARP, Bruce (editors)
Cover: “25 full page photographs specially posed by wrestlers under contract to Stadiums Ltd.”. Sydney : Scotow Press, for Withrow Physical Culture School, [c.1930]. Small quarto, original pictorial wrappers, staple bound, pp 64, illustrated with black-and-white photographic plates and line drawings in the text; a very good copy. The publication date must be between late …
Cover: “How to play the game / Laws of table tennis”. Melbourne : Australian Table Tennis Association, [cc.1955]. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers, staple bound, pp 31, , b/w photographic illustrations; a very good copy. A single copy is recorded in Australian collections (National Library of Australia).