Pedals, politics, and people

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Opperman, Hubert
Published by Haldane Publishing, Sydney (1977)
ISBN 10: 0909918090 ISBN 13: 9780909918095
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Book Description Haldane Publishing, Sydney, 1977. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 511 pages. Many b/w photos. Not signed by the author (the only copy of this title I've ever seen that was NOT signed and inscribed by Opperman!). Very slight pale foxing on endpapers and on dustwrapper. Scarce. * "Oppy" was Australia's most famous professional cyclist in the 1920s and 1930s when cycling was a major sport. Among his achievements were his records in marathons such as Freemantle-Sydney, Kalgoorlie-Perth, Adelaide-Sydney, Sydney-Brisbane and, in Europe, his wins in the Paris-Brest-Paris road race, the classic 24-hour Bol dÓr and setting a new Land's End-John O'Groats record. He broke and/or established 101 State, Australian and world records in an incredible 24 hours of non-stop cycling at the old Sydney Velodrome. Oppy went on to become a long-time Cabinet Minister in the Australian Parliament and its overseas' representative in Malta. This book is his account of his amazing cycling and political careers. In 1996, at the age of 91, he died of a heart attack on his exercise bike at his Melbourne home. Seller Inventory # 7749

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Opperman, Hubert
Published by Haldane Publishing, Sydney (1977)
ISBN 10: 0909918090 ISBN 13: 9780909918095
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Book Description Haldane Publishing, Sydney, 1977. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 511 pages. Many b/w photos. Signed and inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper. Tape marks on front and rear endpapers. The dustwrapper is lightly worn. Scarce. * "Oppy" was Australia's most famous professional cyclist in the 1920s and 1930s when cycling was a major sport. Among his achievements were his records in marathons such as Freemantle-Sydney, Kalgoorlie-Perth, Adelaide-Sydney, Sydney-Brisbane and, in Europe, his wins in the Paris-Brest-Paris road race, the classic 24-hour Bol dÓr and setting a new Land's End-John O'Groats record. He broke and/or established 101 State, Australian and world records in an incredible 24 hours of non-stop cycling at the old Sydney Velodrome. Oppy went on to become a long-time Cabinet Minister in the Australian Parliament and its overseas' representative in Malta. This book is his account of his amazing cycling and political careers. In 1996, at the age of 91, he died of a heart attack on his exercise bike at his Melbourne home. Signed and Inscribed By the Author. Seller Inventory # 7816

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Opperman, Hubert (H.F.) 'Oppy'
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Book Description Haldane Publishing, Sydney, 1977. Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. 511pp, index, bw ills. Or blue cloth in jacket. Very light edge wear, 8mm tear at bottom of rear jacket panel, very light rubbing to jacket folds. SIGNED 'Best Wishes Hubert Opperman Oppy' on front free endpaper. Scarce autobiography of Australia's great cyclist and Olympian, Hubert Opperman, known as 'Oppy'. As well as his unparallelled cycling career Oppy served in Federal Government as Member for Corio, and as Australian representative to Malta. Size: 8vo. Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 032824

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Opperman, Hubert Ferdinand
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Book Description Haldane, Sydney, 1977. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Photographic (illustrator). First Edition. Signed by Author. 1.0 kg; 512 pages, bound in blue papered boards, with gilt titling to the spine. Indexed. Photographic illustrated dust jacket, and text illustrated with photographic plates. The dust jacket has split at each of the fold over corners, the bottom one being approximately 1.5 inches long, with short tears either side of the head and tail of the spine section, with slight loss at the top. The book itself is in very good order, having no damage to be described, apart from "to Stan with my best wishes from Hubert Opperman 27.9 .77 Oppy" written on the front free end page. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Genealogy & Local History; Biography -- Sports; Australia; Signed by Author. ISBN: 0909918090. ISBN/EAN: 9780909918095. Inventory No: 0236090. Seller Inventory # 0236090

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