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THE ART OF COARSE RUGBY - OR ANY NUMBER CAN PLAY

A humorous take on rugby. Later edition. 8vo. 128pp. Drawings and cartoons in the text. Dust-wrapper, rubbed to edges. Good.

£4.00

ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL AND RUGBY FOOTBALL - THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF SPORT

Disbound chapter (pages 403-434) from The Encyclopaedia of Sport, edited by The Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire, Hedley Peek and F.G. Aflalo. Paperback. Rough page edges. Very good condition.  

£24.00

THE BEST OF MCLEAN

Selected writings from the pen of the doyen of New Zealand sports journalism from the 1930s to 1980s, mainly rugby union. 8vo. 255pp. Dust-wrapper. Very good condition.

£10.00

BEST RUGBY STORIES

Anthology of rugby stories and writing. 1st edition. 8vo. 176pp. A very good copy in dust wrapper.

£5.00

BLACK, BLACK, BLACK!

Mackenzie reminisces in this rugby book about great games and players of the past and analyses the state of New Zealand and world rugby in the sixties. 8vo. 176pp. Illus. Dust-wrapper, lightly rubbed.

£15.00

THE BOOK OF FOOTBALL

Covers both rugby football and association football, although there is far more on the rugby code. Mainly an instructional book although there is an excellent section (100 pages or so) on early rugby and

£40.00

BRYN THOMAS'S BOOK OF RUGGER

A classic collection of writing on the game of rugby, with contributors including Morgan, Jeeps, Swanton, Gwilliam and Wooller. Large 8vo. 124pp. Very nicely rebound in green cloth with gilt title to

£10.00

DAAR IS RUGBY IN SY BLOED

Rugby book. A novel, written in Afrikaans, and based around the game of rugby. 8vo. 102pp. Very good.

£25.00

THE DUNLOP BOOK OF RUGBY UNION

A collection of more than 900 short stories describing the game of Rugby Union, its origins and the many personalities that have enlivened the scene for the last 150 years. 8vo. 464pp. Dust-wrapper. A

£10.00

ERNEST FAIRFIELD OR TWO TERMS AT ST. ANDREWS

Victorian schoolboy adventure which contains an interesting chapter describing school rugby matches. First edition. Small 8vo. 190pp. Original illustrated clothboards and spine, a little worn at edges

£55.00

THE EVOLUTION OF RUGBY FOOTBALL - NONSENSE VERSES

A humorous look at the evolution of rugby through the ages, from prehistoric times onwards. With drawings by Francis Brown. Paperback. 4to. 30pp. Pictorial paper wrappers, lightly creased and heavily

£295.00

THE GAME GOES ON

Rugby book containing thirty-four essays by various writers arranged within nine sections. Contributors include O.L. Owen, H.J. Henley, R. Cove-Smith, E.N. Greatorex, D.R. Gent. Some of the best rugby

£9.00

THE GAMES GOES ON

An excellent collection of essays on all aspects of the Union game by the likes of O.L. Owen, G.V. Stephenson, J.E. Manchester, A.D. Stoop amongst many others. First Edition. Large 8vo. 340pp. 24 plates.

£55.00

GREAT CONTEMPORARY PLAYERS

The author profiles rugby's greatest players from the first half of the 19th century: Butterfield, Jeeps, Waddell, O'Reilly, Morgan, Prat, Meads, Whineray, to name a few. 8vo. 175pp. 12 pages of photographs.

£7.00

GREAT CONTEMPORARY PLAYERS

The author profiles rugby's greatest players from the first half of the 19th century: Butterfield, Jeeps, Waddell, O'Reilly, Morgan, Prat, Meads, Whineray, to name a few. 8vo. 175pp. 12 pages of photographs.

£20.00

GREAT RUGGER MATCHES

Rugby book detailing forty-one historic matches from 1871 to 1958. 8vo. 210pp. Frontispiece, 14 plates. Dust-wrapper, lightly rubbed. A good copy.

£9.00

IN SEARCH OF RUGBY FOOTBALL

Includes an account of England's 1937 "Four Nations" Grand Slam, with wins against Wales, Ireland and Scotland. Also, portraits of HG Owen-Smith, WJA Davies, Murrayfield, Cardiff Arms Park, Twickenham,

£12.00

IN SEARCH OF RUGBY FOOTBALL

Includes an account of England's 1937 "Four Nations" Grand Slam, with wins against Wales, Ireland and Scotland. Also, portraits of HG Owen-Smith, WJA Davies, Murrayfield, Cardiff Arms Park, Twickenham,

£5.00

JASPER DIE RUGBYHELD

Afrikaans text story for teenage boys, translates as Jasper The Rugby Hero. From a series of 'Jasper' novels. 8vo. 115pp. including illustrations in the text. Internally clean and bright. In the original

£10.00

JASPER DIE RUGBYHELD

Afrikaans text story for teenage boys translates as "Jasper The Rugby Hero". From a series of 'Jasper' novels. 8vo. 115pp. including illustrations in the text. Internally clean and bright. In the original

£15.00

LEGENDS OF IRISH RUGBY: FORTY GOLDEN GREATS

A history of Irish rugby through the eyes of some of its most famous exponents, including Jackie Kyle, Willie John McBride, Tony Ward and Brian O'Driscoll. 8vo. 271pp. 8 pages of colour photographs. Dust-wrapper,

£10.00

LODGE LAUGHS AT THE 1961 FRENCH TOUR

A light-hearted account of the French rugby tour of New Zealand in 1961, illustrated by cartoons and comic strips from the Evening Post and the Sports Post. Paperback. Large 8vo. 32pp. Profusely illustrated.

£24.00

LODGE LAUGHS AT THE SPRINGBOK TOUR

Cartoons and comments on the 1956 Springbok rugby tour of New Zealand. Paperback. 4to. [40]pp. Illustrations throughout the text. Original pictorial card wrappers, slightly soiled, contents very

£30.00

THE LONDON SOCIETY OF RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION REFEREES - THE FIRST ONE HUNDRED YEARS

A unique insight into the world of rugby refereeing and an anthology of anecdotes from the influential body founded in 1888, published in commemoration of its centenary. 4to. 183pp. Dust-wrapper. Good

£10.00

MIDNIGHT RUGBY: TRIUMPH AND SHAMBLES IN THE PROFESSIONAL ERA

The Sunday Times rugby correspondent's study into the onset of professionalism in rugby union. Large 8vo. 314pp. B/w illus. Dust-wrapper, fine.

£6.00

MUD IN YOUR EYE

The state of world Rugby in 1973 as seen by the former All Black half back, Chris Laidlaw. 8vo. 198pp. Illus. Dust-wrapper. A good copy.

£8.00

MY GAME YOUR GAME - DAVID CAMPESE AND MAL MENINGA TALK FOOTBALL

The two great Australian rugby players compare their experiences and thoughts on the two different rugby codes. Paperback. 8vo. 288pp. Very good condition.

£6.00

ON WITH THE GAME - THE RUGBY REMINISCENCES OF NORMAN MCKENZIE

The rugby reminiscences of Norman McKenzie, the New Zealand administrator and personality. Published soon after his death. 8vo. 166pp. Dust-wrapper, lightly rubbed. A very good copy.

£16.00

REPORT ON RUGBY

A social study of the game, wherein all aspects of rugby are scrutinised from its early beginnings at schools and universites. 8vo. 232pp. Frontispiece + 16 b/w plates & several woodcuts in the text.

£6.00

THE RUGBY COMPANION

Illustrated multi-authored anthology of rugby union writings from the 1960s, including history, views, biography and fiction. 8vo. 122pp. Dust-wrapper. Some wear to wrapper otherwise good condition.

£4.00

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