SIGNED BY LEGENDARY FOOTBALL COACH AND PENNSYLVANIA ATHLETIC COMMISSIONER JOHN "OX" DAGROSA
DAGROSA, John. A Complete Bibliography of Football. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: American Football Institute, 1935. Slim octavo, original printed beige paper wrappers. $950.
First edition of this 1930s bibliography of works on American football, boldly signed on the title page by early football coach and Pennsylvania Athletic Commissioner John DaGrosa.
Covering football writing from the late 1800s to 1935, this bibliography offers sections on nonfiction football books, football novels, and football newspaper and magazine articles. Author John DaGrosa was a Colgate University football player who later coached at Georgetown, Temple, and Holy Cross as well as for the Eagles. DaGrosa was also Pennsylvania Athletic Commissioner from 1949 to 1953, the year he died.
Interior generally quite nice, just a couple tiny spots of soiling to wrappers, mild toning to rear wrapper. A handsome copy in near-fine condition.