FIRST EDITION OF TY COBB: THE IDOL OF BASEBALL FANDOM, 1928
(COBB, Ty) BRAATHEN, Sverre O. Ty Cobb. The Idol of Baseball Fandom. New York: Avondale, (1928). Octavo, original gilt-stamped dark green cloth. $2000.
First edition of this biography of one of baseball's early greats, with frontispiece portrait and 11 photographic plates of Ty Cobb playing baseball.
Written during the last year of Ty Cobb's lengthy baseball career, this biography attempts to break down Ty Cobb's entire playing career, from his childhood through each season of his time as a player. Braathen also analyzes Cobb's greatness, providing a detailed examination of his records and awards.