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Football Club Histories (A-C)

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Football club histories come in all shapes and sizes. They range from old, old football books and pamphlets, detailing the early days of a club's history to contemporary football books, offering an up to date profile of hundreds of football clubs, domestic and international. Sometimes the club history is harder to discover. A souvenir guide and football programme for a fund raising event in 1925 might contain details of stallholders and the programme of entertainment at the event. But it also turns out to contain a detailed and fascinating history of Bury Football Club in its first fifty years of existence too.

Although Thomas Elyot mentions football in his VERY old football book in 1531, "football is nothinge but beastlie furie and extreme violence"and we know that mention of people palying football stretches back to at least the 1100s, the Football Association first codified a uniform set of rules for football in England in 1863. Up until then there had been several versions of rules for football. The agreed, uniform codification of football rules coincided with, or most probably came out of the increase in numbers of new football clubs. Clubs, such as Sheffield, Hallam FC, Crazy Wanderers, Worksop Town, Notts County, Stoke City and Bradford Park Avenue all were born between 1857 and 1863. Some are as familiar to us today, some have become defunct. Defunct or still thriving, all these football clubs have fascinating histories of their rises and falls, ebbs and flows of progress in football competition.

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100 YEARS OF BRENTFORD

Superb and lavish Centenary history of the west London club. 4to. 400pp. Profusely illustrated. Dust-wrapper, very good. Scarce.

£70.00

40 YEARS ON - A HISTORY OF CORBY TOWN FOOTBALL CLUB 1948-88

Anniversary souvenir charting the first 40 years of Corby Town, following the Steelmen season by season and with additional features and multiple illustrations. 29.5 x 21 cms. 67pp. Paperback. Minor wear

£18.00

A-Z OF BEES - A BRENTFORD ENCYCLOPAEDIA

Illustrated entries on key players, characters, events and all things Brentford FC. 8vo. 140pp. Paperback. Very good condition.   

£9.00

ABERCORN - A HISTORY

Rare history of Abercorn Football Club, one of the founder members of the Scottish League. Paperback. Stapled booklet. 8vo. 36pp. Very good condition.

£30.00

ABERDARE ATHLETIC A.F.C. 1920-1928 - A HISTORY

Detailed account of the Welsh football team's foundation and early seasons. 8vo. 184pp. Paperback. Very good condition. 

£24.00

ABERDEEN - A CENTENARY HISTORY 1903 - 2003

History of Aberdeen Football Club, with many statistics etc. Large 8vo. 384pp. Dust-wrapper, very good.

£9.00

ABERDEEN - A COMPLETE RECORD 1903-1987

A history of Aberdeen Football Club. The Dons started life as three separate entities in the old Northern League before moving to Pittodrie and rising to become a European force in the 1980s. 8vo.

£22.00

ACCRINGTON STANLEY TO WEMBLEY

A personal review of the 1983-4 F.A. Challenge Trophy competition. Paperback. 8vo booklet. A very good copy. 

£6.00

ACCRINGTON STANLEY: A COMPLETE RECORD 1894-1962

Football book. A complete statistical history of one of the great names of English football that went out of the professional game in the 1961-62 season and have recently returned. Thick 8vo. 416pp. Illustrated,

£16.00

THE ADDICKS CARTOONS ...AN AFFECTIONATE LOOK INTO THE EARLY HISTORY OF CHARLTON ATHLETIC

Detailed look into Charlton's history, illustrated by contemporary cartoons from the Kentish Messenger. 1st edition. 8vo. Laminated pictorial boards, very good condition.

£9.00

ALBION A-Z: A WHO'S WHO OF BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION F.C.

Contains biographical details of each one of the 829 players who pulled on an Albion shirt between 1901 and 1997. 4to. 368pp. Illustrated, mainly player portraits. Dust-wrapper, lightly rubbed. A heavy

£18.00

ALLOA ATHLETIC FOOTBALL CLUB - OFFICIAL COMMEMORATIVE HANDBOOK 1981-82

Commemorative handbook to celebrate Alloa's 60 years in the Scottish League. Contains many stats, photos etc. Paperback. 8vo. 62pp. Very good condition.

£18.00

AN ALPHABET OF THE CELTS: A COMPLETE WHO'S WHO OF CELTIC F.C

Pen portraits of the over 700 players who have pulled on the green and white since the founding of the famous Glasgow club. Large 8vo. 464pp. Profusely illustrated. Illustrated dust-wrappers, lightly

£30.00

THE ARBROATH FOOTBALL CLUB 1878-1947 - THE STORY OF "THE MAROONS" PAST AND PRESENT

Booklet faithfully reproducing a 1948 original edition of the club's early history. 8vo. 69pp. Paperback. Covers are lightly rubbed. Very good condition.

£18.00

THE ARCHIVE PHOTOGRAPHS SERIES - CARDIFF CITY FOOTBALL CLUB, 1899-1947

Photographic history of the club. 8vo. 128pp. Paperback. Fine condition.

£9.00

THE ARCHIVE PHOTOGRAPHS SERIES - CARDIFF CITY FOOTBALL CLUB, 1947-1971

Photographic history of the club. 8vo. 128pp. Paperback. Fine condition.

£9.00

ARSENAL 1951 LEATHER PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM - PRESENTED TO CLUB DIRECTOR COMMANDER A.F. BONE

A lavish photograph album which was presented to Commander A.F. Bone (probably in 1951), a Director of Arsenal Football Club from 1946 until his death in 1962. Contains over 50 fine quality photographs,

£3,800.00

ARSENAL FOOTBALL CLUB

Part of the Famous Football Club series. Paperback. 133pp. A couple of very light creases to covers. A very good copy.

£18.00

ARSENAL FOOTBALL COLLECTORS HANDBOOK

A check list of football programmes from the matches played at Arsenal from 1946-1983. Paperback. 8vo. 44pp. Very good.

£18.00

ARSENAL FROM THE HEART

A history of the Gunners, issued to mark the club's entry into European competition in the 1969-70 season. 8vo. 192pp. 18 plates. Dust-wrapper, spine a little faded. Very good.

£10.00

ARSENAL WHO'S WHO

A comprehensive guide to every players who has appeared for the Gunners at first team level since 1886, with more than 800 player biographies, including Woolwich Arsenal. Small folio. 304pp. Illustrated.

£15.00

ARSENAL: 1886-1986 THE OFFICIAL CENTENARY HISTORY OF ARSENAL FOOTBALL CLUB

The official history of the first 100 years of the Gunners, charting the rise from a works club to one of the most famous footballing brands in the World. 4to. 256pp. Illustrations in the text,

£10.00

ARSENAL: A COMPLETE RECORD

Fourth updated edition (to end of 1994-95 season) of the classic Arsenal compendium, with  details of every match, every player and a full club history. Large format. 256pp. Illustrated with mainly

£18.00

ARSENAL: A COMPLETE RECORD 1886-1988

The definitive record of the Gunners since 1886, with every game, every player and every record listed. Thick 8vo. 416pp. Illustrations in the text, some full-page. Dust-wrapper, very good.

£20.00

ARSENAL: A COMPLETE RECORD 1886-1990

New edition of the Arsenal complete playing record, covering the 1989 League Championship title. 8vo. 416pp. Illustrated. Dust-wrapper, very good.

£20.00

ARSENAL: A PICTORIAL HISTORY

A complete pictorial chronicle of the Gunners from the 19th Century, through their glory years in the 1930s, right up to their 1990-91 League triumph. 4to. 256pp. Profusely illustrations throughout. Dust-wrapper, very

£12.00

ARSENAL: CELEBRATE THE DOUBLE! (COMMEMORATIVE BOXED SET )

Two volumes in slipcase,  by Jon Palmer and The F.A.Cup Winners by Steve Bradley celebrating the 1988 Double by the Gunners. 2 volumes in laminated card slipcase, which is badly torn, in very poor

£10.00

ARSENAL: CHAPMAN TO MEE

A fine history of the Gunners from 1886. 8vo. 176pp. 16 plates. Dust-wrapper, price-clipped. Otherwise a fine copy.

£18.00

ARSENAL: HISTORY AND FULL RECORD 1886-1988

An exhaustive and scarce record of the Gunners since 1886, with each season dissected in great detail. 4to. 552pp. Illustrated. Dust-wrapper, very good.

£120.00

ASTON VILLA GREATS

The history of the club from the Second World War onwards, with chapters on many of their great players - Dixon, Hitchens, Aitken, Gray, Withe, Cowans etc. Paperback. 8vo. 197pp. Very good condition.

£7.00

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