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ALDRIN, Buzz: Reaching for the Moon [SIGNED BY BUZZ ALDRIN]
First Edition, First Printing in fine condition. Fine in fine dust-jacket. This copy is SIGNED by Buzz Aldrin on the title page. Aldrin was one of the first two humans to land on the moon, becoming the second person to walk on the lunar surface. Reaching for the Moon was Adrin’s first collaboration with Wendell […]
Bob Paisley & M. Hughes: Autographs of Liverpool Legends
Black and white photograph of Liverpool FC legends Bob Paisley and M. Hughes, hand-signed. 4″x3″ [L2 Desk]
BUSBY, Matt: Original Autograph of the Manchester United Legend, sat with George Best
Black and white postcard signed by Matt Busby. Size: 6″x4″. [L2 Desk]
CHARLTON, Jack: The Autobiography [Signed First Edition]
Partridge Press, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Fine in very good dustjacket. Signed by Charlton on the title page.
Ken Smith Publishing. Yeadon, West Yorkshire. 2007 1st edition. Two volume de luxe issue. Large 8vo (178 x 252mm). Ppxiv,166. Colour frontispiece photograph of the author, colour plates of flies. Full dark red morocco gilt, raised bands. Dark red leather and cloth slipcase. Edition limited to 65 copies in total. Very fine two-volume set in […]
HIGGENS, Alex & White, Jimmy. Signed by two of snookers greats. (Franed, ideal for gift)
Alex Higgins was a two-time world champion who is remembered as one of the most iconic figures in the sport’s history. Jimmy White MBE is nicknamed “The Whirlwind” because of his fluid, attacking style of play. Together is 1984 they won the World Doubles Championship. Higgins and White played one another 14 times, with White […]
HILLARY, Edmund. High Adventure. [Signed by the author]
Easton Press: Norwalk., 2003. Octavo. 246 pp. Full burgundy leather, raised bands, gilt decorations, all edges gilt, silk endpapers, ribbon marker. Signed by the author, with signed certificate of authenticity and Easton note card laid with blank Easton bookplate. A fine copy “The world’s greatest explorer” On May 29, 1953 at 11:30 AM a 33 […]
MacNEVIN, William James. M.D. A Ramble through Swisserland in the Summer and Autumn of 1802. With map of Switzerland.
Dublin: Printed by J. Stockdale, 62 Abbey-Street, 1803. pp. [iv], 280. Modern half red morocco on marbled boards, title in gilt direct along spine. Several contemporary manuscript notes to margins. A near fine copy. Exceedingly rare. COPAC locates the BL copy only of this edition. Only eBook on WorldCat. William James MacNevin, M.D., a distinguished […]
MAXWELL, W.H. Wild Sports of The West. With Legendary Tales, and Local Sketches. Illustrated with five steel engravings and twelve vignettes. Two volumes.
SCARCE FIRST EDITION London: Richard Bentley, 1832. Octavo. First edition. pp. (1) xvi, 327, (2) viii, 343. Five lithograph plates and twelve woodcut vignettes. Half calf on marbled boards, title in gilt on green morocco labels in the first panel, volume number in gilt direct in the fourth, the remainder blind tooled to a geometric […]
O’CONNELL, Mick. A Kerry Footballer.
Illustrated. Dublin and Cork: Mercier Press, 1974. Demy octavo. pp. [v], 158. Green papered boards, title in gilt on spine. A fine copy in very good dust jacket. Mick O’Connell was one of the greatest Gaelic footballers of all time. On retirement from playing O’Connell published his autobiography, ‘A Kerry Footballer’, in 1974. Ten years […]
PEARSE STADIUM. GAA, Galway: Souvenir Programme of the opening of Pearse Park Stadium, Galway, 1957.
Páirc an Piarsaigh Gaillimh. Oscailt Oifigiúl 16ú Meitheamh, 1957. Galway: O’Gorman, 1957. Octavo. Pictorial wrappers. A good copy. Rare. Matches between Tipperary and Galway in the hurling and Kerry and Galway in the football.
ROOPER, George. A Month in Mayo, comprising Characteristic Sketches (sporting and social) of Irish Life; with Miscellaneous Papers.
London: Robert Hardwicke, 1876. pp. vii, 175, [8]. Green gilt decorated cloth. New front endpapers. Some fading to upper cover otherwise a good copy. Rare. COPAC locates 4 copies only. The author in his preface tells us: “Some time ago I resided, during a portion of each year, in a wild corner of County Mayo, […]
RYDER CUP – Count John McCORMACK. A Large Square Quarto Album. Titled ‘Count John McCormack / 1884-1934 / Icon of His Age / Ryder Cup / K Club / Straffan, Co. Kildare / 2006’.
SIGNED BY 3 U.S. PRESIDENTS & ALL THE LEADING GOLFERS Bound by Des Breen at Antiquarian Bookcrafts, in full purple straight-grained morocco, upper cover decorated and titled in gilt; turn-ins gilt; moiré silk purple endpapers. Housed in a matching full purple morocco slipcase. In fine condition. Unique. This Album contains the signatures of the representative […]
SCHWARZENEGGER, Arnold. Be Useful: Seven Tools for Life [SIGNED FIRST EDITION]
London: Penguin & Random House, 2023. Octavo. pp. 263. Fine in grey hardback and dustjacket. Signed first edition (First edition, first printing, signed by the author). The seven rules to follow to realise your true purpose in life-distilled by Arnold Schwarzenegger from his own journey of ceaseless reinvention and extraordinary achievement, and available for absolutely […]
Shankly, Bill: Origional Autograph “Best wishes, Bill Shankly” Liverpool Legend
Liverpool F.C: 1973-74 League Champions card display with original signature of Liverpool legend Bill Shankly. [WR]
SHANKLY, Bill: Shankly. Signed by Bill Shankly
London: Book Club Associates, 1976. pp. 182. Red cloth. In fine condition with fine dustjacket. Tipped-in signature of “Bill Shankly 1972” on title page. Shankly – “My idea was to build Liverpool into a bastion of invincibility. You know, Napoleon had that idea and he conquered the bloody world. “And that’s what I want – […]
SHANKLY, Bill. Football League Review [Autographed by Liverpool F.C Legend Bill Shankly]
Official journal of the Football League. Shankly was know to signed his name W for Wiliiam in the 1960’s, which changed to B for Bill in the 1970’s. All signatures sold are come with a Certificate of Authenticity from us.
SHANKLY, Bill. Shankly. Signed “To a Liverpool supporter ‘God Bless You’ Bill Shankly”
London: Arthur Barker Ltd, 1976. pp. 182. Red cloth. In fine condition with fine dustjacket. Inscribed by Bill Shankly on title page “To a Liverpool supporter ‘God Bless You’ Bill Shankly” Shankly – “My idea was to build Liverpool into a bastion of invincibility. You know, Napoleon had that idea and he conquered the bloody […]
SMITH, Raymond. The Football Immortals. A popular history of Gaelic Football (1884- 1984).
With a foreword by Paddy Buggy, President of the G.A.A. Illustrated. Dublin: Aherlow Publishers, 1983. Demy octavo. Centenary edition. pp. 512. Green papered boards. Signed and dated by the author. A fine copy. Scarce.
Sullivan, John L.: A Declaration to the British Public.
London: Sunday Chronicle, [1910]. Promotional flyer for Sullivan’s autobiography to be published exclusively in the Sunday Chronicle on the eve of the Jefferies v Johnson fight. [140 x 315mm], head-and-shoulders portrait with facsimile signature, 8 paragraphs, 2 small marginal tears, otherwise a very good copy of a rare survivor. “I shall not be afraid to […]
SWEENEY, Tony: The Sweeney Guide to the Irish Turf from 1501-2001. Owners, Trainers, Jockeys, Sires, Records, Great Races, Flat & Jumping, Places of Sport, Past & Present, The Dish Spiced with Anecdotes, Facts, Fancies. Profusely illustrated with coloured plates.
Dublin: De Búrca, 2002. Folio. pp. 648. Bound in full buckram gilt. Apart from racing enthusiasts, this is a most valuable work for students of local history as it includes extensive county by county records of race courses and stud farms, with hitherto unfindable details. The late Dr. Tony Sweeney, Anglo-Irish racing journalist and commentator, […]
TAYLOR, Katie. Autographed Photograph from her Olympic win at London 2012.
Inscribed “Best wishes, Katie Taylor” on [200 x 305mm] colour photograph. Taylor defeated Russia’s Sofya Ochigava in the final bout by on 9 August 2012, winning an Olympic gold medal, and becoming the first ever Olympic female lightweight champion. On her return to Dublin with the rest of the Olympic squad she got into the […]
The Sportsman in Ireland.
A New Edition with illustrations (some in colour) by P. Chenevix Trench. London: Arnold, 1897. Small quarto. pp. xvii, 306. Contemporary half red morocco on red linen boards; spine divided into six panels by five gilt raised bands; title, author and year in gilt direct in the second, fourth and sixth, the remainder tooled in […]
WANDERER. Annals of a Record Season: being a Diary of Sport with the Meath Hounds during 1895-96.
Portrait frontispiece of John Watson. 98 Dublin: Hodges Figgis, 1896. pp [iv], 122. Recent cloth. Very rare. [L1 9E]
WILLIAMS, Guy St John. The Racing Lodges of the Curragh. Illustrated.
Kildare: Daletta Press, 1997. Quarto. pp. xiii, [1], 181. Green cloth, title in gilt on upper cover and along spine. Edition limited to 400 numbered copies. Signed by Guy Williams. White endbands, green silk marker. A fine copy in matching fine slipcase.

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