Our Footballers, a scarce publication, undated and with no publisher's details, circa 1894, containing numerous b&w plates of football and rugby team-groups and player portraits including an image of Rotherham's Arthur Wharton, the first black professional footballer in the world.

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FREE KICKS AT FOOTBALL By Benedict and Saunders Wylie, ILLUSTRATED BY JINGO, GLASGOW 1882.

DESCRIPTION: Original decorated paper covers (RESTORED). 19pp (text) + 19 plates (cartoons), 6pp of adverts at rear. ONLY 1 OTHER COPY LISTED ON COPAC.

A signed copy of Jules Rimet's book Histoire Merveilleuse De La Coupe du Monde, a presentation copy signed and inscribed in pen on the first right-hand page, paper wrappers, first edition, published 20th May 1954 by Union Europeenne D'Editions, Monaco, and Rene Kister and Godefroy Schmid in Geneva & Zurich, minor tears to wrappers but overall in very good condition. Sold for £800

A good and interesting 1930s Scottish football related autograph book.The book containing many team line-up autograph pages including Rangers, Celtic, Partick Thistle, Scottish and Irish Inter-League teams, Dundee, Clyde, Third Lanark, Motherwell, Aberdeen, Hearts etc. Estimate: £200-300

Slim Jim Baxter, The Definitive Biography. By Ken Gallacher. the title page bearing eleven autographs including Jim Baxter, Bobby Shearer, Billy McNeill, Tommy Gemmell etc, also signed and dedicated by the author. Estimate: £100 - £120
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This a very rare opportunity to purchase the official Manchester United Opus published by Kraken. This particular Opus is serialised as '0000' and was the first ever display copy released by the publishers and has been displayed in public spaces hence some slight wear and tear on some pages.
 
This would make a perfect gift for any Man Utd fan as the information that is published is staggering. At 850 pages long and with over 400,000 word, 2,000 pictures and weighing at 37 kilos this is a must buy! The official Opus is the biggest football book ever produced and has contributions by Britain's finest sports writers and photographers. As mentioned earlier in the description, there are some rips to some pages but I would say 90-95% of the pages are in good condition.

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Association Football & The Men Who Made It, by Alfred Gibson and William Pickford, Caxton Publishing Company, 1905, in four volumes. I would describe it as a good set, with the interior being very good. There is bumping to the tops and bottoms of each spine and the corners of the front and back covers; there are scratches to the bottom cover of Vol.3 (see picture); there is the beginning of a split to the interior binding behind the title page in Vol.4. However, overall the set is sound, intact and profusely illustrated (over 100 full page photographs of teams, individual portraits and action shots from international and cup final games, together with an equal number of quarter page and half page illustrations in the text itself).

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