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  • JUDO (JUJUTSU): Tourist Library 16. by Kano, Prof. Jigoro (1860-1938)
    Kano, Prof. Jigoro (1860-1938)
    JUDO (JUJUTSU): Tourist Library 16.

    Edition: First edition.

    Tokyo: Maruzen Company Ltd, 1937. First edition - A small booklet which provides an excellent introduction to the practice of Judo and the philosophy behind it, by the Japanese educator who was the founder of Judo, and published shortly before his death in 1938. Illustrated with a color frontispiece and many black and white photographs. Number 16 in the Tourist Library issued by the Board of Tourist Industry and Japanese Government Railways (last title in the list at the front. 70 pp.

    Condition: Very good in ivory wrappers with a small color plate on front cover - some wear to the yapped edges and a gift inscription dated in 1939 inside front cover.

    Book ID: 84755
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  • Kocour, Ruth Anne (as told to Michael Hodgson).
    FACING THE EXTREME : One Woman's Story of True Courage, Death-Defying Survival and Her Quest for the Summit.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1998.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The personal account of the only female member of a 9 person expedition on Mt. McKinley in Alaska in May 1992. The story of how they survived when the most violent weather system on record (one which killed 11 climbers), slammed into the mountain, pinning them on an ice shelf at 14,000 feet for almost 2 weeks. Illustrated with 8 pages of black and white photographs on gloss paper. 256 pp. ISBN: 0-312-179421.

    Condition: INSCRIBED by the author on the title page " For... thanks for all the help getting me up the mountain.' Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 32667
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  • HIGHER THAN EAGLES. The Tragedy and Triumph of an American Family. by Wills, Maralys, and Chris Wills
    Wills, Maralys, and Chris Wills
    HIGHER THAN EAGLES. The Tragedy and Triumph of an American Family.

    Edition: First printing.

    Atlanta, GA: Longstreet Press, (1992) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An acccount of the author's family and of her six children, two whom were lost to hang gliding. Her oldest son Bobby was not only a champion, he was a legend in the sport and Chris, who co-wrote this with his mother was the hang-gliding champion of 1973 before he became an orthopedic surgeon. Illustrated with photographs. INSCRIBED by Maralys Wills on the front endpaper. 362 pp. ISBN: 1-563520257.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79565
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