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Athletic Training
Hansen, John,
Methuen, London, 1948. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Svend Holtze. First Edition. preface by author. The text is illustrated with black-and-white drawings by Svend Holtze. Blue coloured cloth covered boards with dark blue coloured titles to the front panel. Illustrated dustwrapper, again by Svend Holtze, with blue coloured titles to the front panel. "This book is intended especially for the use of teachers and instructors working systematically with the technique of athletic exercises...." -- from the preface page 3. A book of illustrated exercises for all forms of athletics, the exercises are set out in a tabular form. Translated by Norah Holtze. Softening with sunning to the backstrip edges, with rubbing of the book corners and sunning and rubbing of the logbook edges. Aged honing of the textblock edges and pages. A few scattered foxing spots in handling marks to the endpapers with original bookseller's rubber stamp to the lower left hand corner of the three front end paper. Chipping to the dustwrapper corners and backstrip edges, and there is a piece missing to the lower left hand corner of the front dustwrapper panel please see photograph. There is a 0.75 " tear to the lower right hand corner of the rear panel, with associated creasing. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [7], 4-59, [1] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Svend Holtze. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sports & Pastimes; Athletics; Inventory No: 0119169. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0119169  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Athletics for Schools
Watts, Denis & Marlow, Bill,
ISBN: 0720707420
Pelham, London, 1976. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. First Edition. list of illustrations, introduction by authors and 2 appendices. The text is illustrated with both black and white photographs and black-and-white line drawings. Black coloured boards with silver coloured titles to the backstrip. Photographic dustwrapper with black-and-white coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. "Aimed specifically at athletics teachers who deal with group situations, and have limited time for individual coaching, Athletics for Schools skilfully guides the reader to the most vital aspects of each event." -- from the front fold over panel blurb. Sports covered are: Running: sprinting and relay racing, Throwing: hammer, shot, javelin and discus, Jumping: high jump, long jump, triple jump and pole vault, Hurdles and Steeplechase. Softening to the backstrip edges with rubbing of the book corners and lower book edge. Browning with scattered flocks into the text block edges with a red coloured remainder mark to the lower text edge. Little creasing of the dustwrapper edges and rubbing of the dustwrapper panels. Some grubby marks to the rear panel. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 96, [2] pages, . Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sports & Pastimes; Athletics; ISBN: 0720707420. ISBN/EAN: 9780720707427. Inventory No: 0119167. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0119167  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Ron Clarke's Running Book
Clarke, Ron,
ISBN: 086888233X
Outback Press, Melbourne, 1979. First Edition
 Red Board with Gilt Red Board with Gilt. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. Signed by Author. 350 g; 126pp., preface by author. Black and white line illustrations by Jack Larkin throughout the book. Red board with gilt writing on the spine. Photographic dustwrapper, showing the author running. Ron Clarke, broke more official running records then any other athlete in history. This is his text on how to do it right. the book is secondhand, there is no damage to the book, apart from Ron Clarke's signature on the 1st page. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sports & Pastimes; Athletics; Signed by Author. ISBN: 086888233X. ISBN/EAN: 9780868882338. Inventory No: 0252080. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $132.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0252080  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Tackle Athletics This Way
Watt, Denis,
Stanley Paul, London, 1964. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. First Edition. foreword by Jack C. G. Crump, list of illustrations, introduction by author. The text is illustrated with black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Black coloured boards with gilt and white coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. Photographic dustwrapper with black and white coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. A small book from the early part of the 1960s, part of the Tackle Series, on athletics. Not just a reiteration of accepted techniques but a genuine attempt to put young athletes on the path to becoming a champion. Essential technical points are discussed in detail, but "... the main emphasis being the mental and physical preparation of the young athlete for success in major competition." -- from front fold over panel blurb. Softening to the backstrip edges with rubbing of the book corners and lower book edge. Some marks to the book panels with age toning of the textblock edges and pages. Some marks to the endpapers. Chipping of the dustwrapper corners and backstrip edges. Rubbing to the dustwrapper panels. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 135, [1] pages, . Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sports & Pastimes; Athletics; Inventory No: 0119159. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0119159  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Company We Keep
Berman, Annarosa,
ISBN: 0868197866
Opera Australia, Sydney, 2006. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Bridget Elliott. First Edition. This Oversize Paperback with an attached fold over flaps is illustrated throughout with black-and-white photography as if to hide the colourful nature of the people in the Australia. The book has no damage, no temper tantrums no hissy fits. Instead it celebrates 50 years of Australia's national company with a sense of passion and dedication. Size: Quarto. X, 246 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Bridget Elliott. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art & Design; Athletics; Opera; Pop Art; Music. ISBN: 0868197866. ISBN/EAN: 9780868197869. Inventory No: 0277279. This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia.. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0277279  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Company We Keep
Berman, Annarosa,
ISBN: 0868197866
Opera Australia, Sydney, 2006. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Bridget Elliott. First Edition. This Oversize Paperback with an attached fold over flaps is illustrated throughout with black-and-white photography as if to hide the colourful nature of the people in the Australia. The book has no damage, no temper tantrums no hissy fits. Instead it celebrates 50 years of Australia's national company with a sense of passion and dedication. Size: Quarto. X, 246 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Bridget Elliott. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art & Design; Athletics; Opera; Pop Art; Music. ISBN: 0868197866. ISBN/EAN: 9780868197869. Inventory No: 0238012. This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia.. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0238012  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Why Die? The Extraordinary Percy Cerutty, 'Maker of Champions
Sims, Graem,
ISBN: 0734405405
Thomas C. Lothian Pty. Ltd, South Melbourne, 2003. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. Acknowledgements, bibliography and index. The text is illustrated with black-and-white photographs throughout the text and between pages 216 and 217 there are eight pages, of again, black-and-white photographs. Photographic paperback binding with black and gold coloured titles to the front panel and black and white coloured titles to the back strip. Colour photograph of author to the rear panel. At the age of 44 Percy Wells Certty was not expected to live another two years because of chronic ill health. He then applied his obsessive nature to his recovery and transformed himself into an astonishing physical human specimen. "This personal transformation led to an international revolution in sports science and athletics training techniques.'' -- from rear panel blurb. He used his hard-won techniques on Olympic athletic champions such as Herb Elliott and John Landy. Minor creasing of the book corners with a little rubbing of the book edges and panels. Size: Trade Paperback. [8], 342, [2] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Athletics; Australia; Sports & Pastimes. ISBN: 0734405405. ISBN/EAN: 9780734405401. Inventory No: 0123838. Very Good Condition
Price: $79.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0123838  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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