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SIGNED BY THE BAMBINO

RUTH, Babe and CONSIDINE, Bob. The Babe Ruth Story. WITH: The first paperbound edition. New York, 1948. Two volumes.

First edition of Babe Ruth’s autobiography, illustrated with 49 photographs, signed by Ruth on the half title in the year of publication. Accompanied by a copy of the “paper-bound illustrated edition,” as advertised on the rear flap of the hardbound dust jacket. $18,500.

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“THE AMERICAN GAME PAR EXCELLENCE”

SPALDING, Albert G. America's National Game. New York, 1911.

First edition, presentation copy, of this essential baseball history, warmly inscribed by the author in the year of publication: "To my cousin George Smith with my compliments, A.G. Spalding, New York, Oct. 13. 1911." With over 100 full-page illustrations and four fold-out plates (two printed on both sides), including frontispiece and panoramic views of the Polo Grounds, Shibe Park, Comiskey Park and Forbes Field. $8500.

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FIRST EDITION OF ATHLETIC SPORTS, WITH OVER 400 PAGES ON BASEBALL

PALMER, Harry Clay, et al. Athletic Sports in America, England, and Australia. Philadelphia, 1889.

First edition of this comprehensive survey of the sports of England, Australia and America, richly illustrated with four chromolithographic plates, 39 photographic plates, and numerous in-text illustrations. $3000.

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SIGNED BY 19 SPORTS FIGURES AND CELEBRITIES OF THE THIRTIES, FORTIES AND FIFTIES, INCLUDING JACK DEMPSEY, GENE TUNNEY, JACKIE GLEASON, JOHNNY WEISSMULLER, ED SULLIVAN AND GENE SARAZEN

RICE, Grantland. The Tumult and the Shouting. New York, circa 1954.

First edition, fifth printing, of the great sportswriter's autobiography, signed 19 personalities, including Jack Dempsey, Gene Tunney, Jackie Gleason, Johnny Weissmuller, and Gene Sarazen. $2500.

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JACKIE ROBINSON'S FIRST AUTOBIOGRAPHY, MY OWN STORY, 1948

ROBINSON, Jackie and SMITH, Wendell. Jackie Robinson. My Own Story. New York, 1948.

First edition of Robinson's first autobiography, published the year after he broke baseball's color line and faced racist threats on and off the field to be named Rookie of the Year, with Foreword by Branch Rickey and 48 pages of photographic illustrations. $1800.

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FROM “SPARKY” ADAMS TO TOM ZACHARY

JOHNSON, Harold (Speed). Who"s Who in Major League Baseball. Chicago, 1933.

First edition, containing sepia half-tone portraits, “intimate biographical sketches” and up-to-date statistics for all the then-current major leaguers, as well as various executives, coaches and baseball immortals. $1500.

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“I WOULD AS SOON BE KILLED ON A BASEBALL FIELD AS ANYWHERE ELSE”

JOHNSON, Harry (“Steamboat”). Standing the Gaff. Nashville, 1935.

First edition of the first book-length life of an umpire, illustrated with five photographs, inscribed, “Best Wishes to Jack Hessen from “Steamboat” Johnson, Umpire, Southern League.” $1100.

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GREAT MOMENTS IN BASEBALL, INSCRIBED BY METS LEGEND TOM SEAVER

SEAVER, Tom. Great Moments in Baseball. New York, 1992.

First edition of the Hall of Famer's unique tribute to baseball, featuring Seavier's insights into 51 World Series and its legendary players, inscribed on the half title by him, "To L— Tom Seaver." $750.

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SIGNED/LIMITED EDITION OF FERLINGHETTI'S BASEBALL CANTO

FERLINGHETTI, Lawrence. Baseball Canto. San Francisco, 2013.

Signed limited broadside edition of one of Ferlinghetti's most beloved poems, letter U of 26 copies published by Sore Dove Press and signed by City Lights co-founder and poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, accompanied by a baseball also signed by Ferlinghetti, in publisher's leatherette clamshell box. $550.

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